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Artist panel with: Dmitry Vilensky, Núria Güell and Tanja Ostojić

Please join us on Wednesday, 27 October from 18:00 for a panel discussion with artists in the exhibition What Makes Another World Possible? (curated by Corina L. Apostol) which looks at socially engaged art in the last decade and the role of art in social and political struggles that have shaped society in the last decade.


Artists Dmitry Vilensky, Núria Güell and Tanja Ostojić will introduce their works in relation to some of the major themes raised by the exhibition: the militarisation of society, entrenched economic inequalities, the displacement of peoples, which have been exacerbated by the global pandemic crisis. How have artists responded to the pressing political questions relating to the global situation? In what meaningful ways has art changed its form and content, shaped by the contours of political events in Europe and abroad? How has the genre of socially engaged art practice changed in the past tumultuous decade?


The panel is moderated by Corina L. Apostol, curator at Tallinn Art Hall
Dmitry Vilensky is an artist and educator. He works mostly in collective practices and focuses on developing large-scale architecture constructions, educational seminars and learning plays, graphic works, and films. Не is the founding member of Chto Delat?, a platform initiated in 2003 by a collective of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism. Vilensky is also an editor of the Chto Delat? newspaper and founder of the School of Engaged Art in Petersburg.


Núria Güell is an artist who has held exhibitions in art centres around the world and participated in many Biennials. In addition, she has been awarded several prizes and she works regularly with social centres and schools. In her works, she shows conflicts and contradictions present between different realities. Her practice usually involves moving pieces, moving individuals, and involves action.


Tanja Ostojić is an independent performance and interdisciplinary artist and cultural activist. She includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistic researches, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning and integration of the recipient define approaches in her work.


The event is held in English; duration 1.5 hours. Entrance with a valid exhibition ticket; our maximum capacity is 50 people.


NB! A valid proof of one of the following must be shown at entrance:
1. Certificate of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
2. Certificate on having contracted COVID-19 in the past


Tallinn Art Hall accessibility and ticket information.