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PRESS RELEASE 25.05.2007


From May 31 to June 22 the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (EMAAD) is exposing the exhibition of works of students of the Faculty of Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts Tase '07. The exhibition is a part of traditional major event of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) held every spring, which this year is organised in four places in Tallinn: EMAAD, Gallery of Design and Architecture, Gallery of EAA and Kumu Art Museum.

The exhibition in EMAAD involves 36 students of MA and BA level from the Faculty of Design of EAA, namely Raili Arbus, Kätrin Beljajev, Kertu Jeanty (jewellery and blacksmithing); Anna Aua, Üllo Karro, Kristel Küljastinen, Ann Nurga, Laura Põld, Madli Väli (ceramics); Jelena Kapparova, Lauri Kimm, Anne-Liis Leht, Pirgit Pruual, Kristi Ringkjob, Eerika Salavee, Kristiina Uslar (glass art); Ksenia Jedomskihh, Mariana Kolesnik, Olga-Lea Leon, Maria Melnikova, Kristina Paju, Helin Pallav, Kylli-Kerttu Siplane (fashion); Ingrem Floren, Allan Põllu, Eneli Valge (leather art and design); Jana Kindlam, Kirill Safonov, Hanna Tiidus (textile art); Anna Arhangelskaja, Liina Ernits, Tarmo Härmaorg, Margit Lillemaa, Inga Paukšte-Urb, Ingela Viks (product design).

Several students have received international awards or recognised grants.

Works of MA students concentrate on man as object, using all relevant meanings. We can see glove objects basing on hand, which are deliberately separated from the cunsumptional function of glove, unisex footwear inspired by classical British style and personal design bags contrasting with mass production. Graduates of the department of fashion are exhibiting collections designed for pets. Themes of glass art are noise of information society and clear hints to various familiar items.
Works of BA students are more project-centred experiments, presenting several interesting angles.
Jewellers play with human body, ceramists with redesign of well-known items. Exposition of product design could be characterised by high ideas for making the life more convenient. The exhibition is versatile and offers possibilities for thinking along to everybody.

The exhibition was designed by alumnus of the Estonian Academy of Art, jewellery artist Kaire Rannik.

In the series of the exhibitions of students of EAA Tase '07 works are exposed also in the Gallery of Design and Architecture (31.5.-22.6.) at Pärnu mnt. 6, presenting works of the Faculty of Architecture, Gallery of EAA (31.5.-10.6.) at Tartu mnt. 1, presenting works of the students of the Faculty of Conservation, and Kumu Art Museum (31.5.-10.6.) at Weizenbergi 34, presenting works of the Faculties of Fine Arts and Media.

Estonian Academy of Arts
Estonian Academy of Arts is the only public university in Estonia providing higher education in art, design, architecture, media, art history and conservation, which has operated continuously since 1914.
Estonian Academy of Arts is aiming to become leading national and international innovative centre in the fields of visual culture. In addition to active study and research activities EAA is dealing also with creation and offers advanced training through the Open Academy. To make research and development activities more efficient, Design Innovation Centre was founded at EAA in 2005. At the moment approximately 1000 students are studying in the Estonian Academy of Arts, many of whom improve themselves in foreign universities during their study period. EAA is cooperating with more than 100 foreign universities and is a member of several international networks. See also

Further information:

Solveig Jahnke
Marketing manager
Estonian Academy of Arts
Tel +372 56 26 4949

Reelika Magnus
Head of the Gallery
Estonian Academy of Arts
Tel +372 6 267 112

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