Viinistu Art Museum, Environmental Board of Estonia and Machaon International organise 24.-26.05 in Lahemaa National Park Conference "Genius Loci. Art and Nature ”. International event deals with the questions of contemporary art and its relationship to nature, traditional culture and rural development. The first day of the conference is dedicated to theoretical questions on locality of modern art. Conference languages are English, Russian and Estonian. During the conference a general exhibition of the project "Areas of Inspiration" will be presented by Machaon International and project partners. Viinistu Art Museum opens the art exhibition “Genius loci. Viinistu. Lahemaa” in the Tank galleries
May 24, Friday. Symposium “Genius Loci. Local Traits of Contemporary Art ”
Discussion on the relations of Art and Place
Moderated by Teet Veispak. Participants:
Viktor Misiano (Russia/Italy) The traits of Contemporary Art in Europe today
Aleksei Plutser-Sarno (Israel) Russian Actionism
Tamara Luuk (Estonia) The uniqueness of Estonian Art
Leonhard Lapin (Estonia) The Character of Estonian Architecture
Paul Rodgers (Estonia) An English Artist in Estonia
19-21 Evening programme – Artists and Art Residencies
May 25, Saturday International Conference “Genius Loci. Art and Nature. Areas of Inspiration”
Jaan Manitski (Estonia). Viinistu Art Museum
Tiit Pääsuke (Estonia). Artist and Lahemaa
Teet Veispak (Estonia). Genius Loci in Lahemaa
Svetlana Belova (Slovakia) Machaon International. Project „Areas of inspiration“: returning creativity to the awe-inspiring rural areas.
Alexey Sheboldayev (Russia). Project „Areas of Inspiration“ – artist view.
14.00-16.30 Presentations of rural art residencies:
Toomas Kokovkin (Estonia). Art in UNESCO biosphere reserves: example from Hiiumaa island
Josef Bednar (Slovakia). Ganovce – area of inspiration. Involvement of local communities in creative projects
Vit Hrdoušek (Czechia). Straznicko – land of wine and folklore. Innovative approaches through artistic events.
Peter Smik (Slovakia) Social role of artist: experience of Annogallery, Slovakia
Katerina Haj (Ukraine). Tustan. The value of artists residencies: territories, local community, new senses.
Yuri Babichin (Ukraine) Artists – for nature conservation. Experience of plain air events in Synevir national park
Alexey Groza (Russia) .Vladimir village-social and cultural center of Nizhny Novgorod
Alexandr Yermolayev (Russia). TAF-Oshevensk. Art residences in Far North
17.00 Opening of the exhibitons
„Areas of Inspiration“ presented by Machaon International and partners.
„Genius Loci. Viinistu. Lahemaa“ presented by Viinistu Art Museum
Reception of Viinistu Art Museum. Tour in the museum collections
9.00-17.00 Field trip in Lahemaa art residencies
Tammispea – Simson von Seakyll sculpture park and studio
Lunch in Käsmu. Käsmu and artists.
Karepa Kalame Art Residence and Museum
Event is supported by Creative Europe Programme, Estonian Environmental Investments Centre, Viinistu Art Museum
Pekka Nevalainen. Love Is All. Viinistu 2017. Photo: Toomas Tuul