The Tallinn Art Hall Foundation is a contemporary art establishment founded in 1934 that currently presents exhibitions in two galleries – at Tallinn Art Hall Lasnamäe Pavilion (24 Jaan Koorti Street) and Tallinn City Gallery. The exhibitions of Tallinn Art Hall are installed by Valge Kuup Studio.
Tallinn Art Hall addresses the most pressing issues in contemporary art and society, provides a fascinating programme for contemporary audiences and helps artists create new exhibitions and works. We hold 15 to 17 exhibitions a year, making us one of the largest art producers in Estonia.
We are part of the larger international contemporary art scene and mediate an active exchange of ideas between local and international art scenes and audiences. In addition, we also organise exhibitions abroad. When putting together our programme we value being contemporary, international, well-curated and engaging different generations.
In addition to exhibitions, our programme also features performances, concerts, talks and many other interesting events.
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Exhibiting with us
Would you like to make an exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall or are you just curious about how our programme is put together?
During the renovation period of the historic Tallinn Art Hall building, we provide two exhibition spaces – the Tallinn Art Hall Lasnamäe Pavilion (24 Jaan Koorti Street) and Tallinn City Gallery (13 Harju Street). The programme is put together by our curators, based on both proposals received as well as invitations sent to guest curators.
Tallinn Art Hall does not announce regular open calls – we accept proposals at all times. However, it should be noted that our programme is compiled two years in advance and one season features 15 to 17 exhibitions in all of Tallinn Art Hall’s spaces (10–15 during 2023–24).
We welcome proposals from all professional Estonian and international artists and curators, and do not favour any specific field of art or medium over others. We look for thoroughly considered projects that address current issues in contemporary life. Tallinn Art Hall is not a museum but an institution organising temporary exhibitions with a programme focusing on relevant public, aesthetic and existential issues.
A thorough proposal should include a concept, portfolios and biographies of participating artists and curators, lists of the technical requirements and a working plan with preferences regarding dates and exhibition spaces.
Tallinn Art Hall produces its exhibitions. This means that the expenses are covered by Tallinn Art Hall. These expenses include installation, transport, advertising, printing and translations. In addition, we make contracts with artists and curators that establish the responsibilities of each party and the payment of fees.