Tallinn Photomonth 2019
Tallinn | Estonia
Tallinn Photomonth is an artist-led biennial of contemporary art and visual culture. Founded in 2011 by a group of artists working primarily in photography and video, it broadly examines the developments in art and society across all artistic practices, in a world that is mediated by images, cameras, and screens.
Artistic Director Laura Toots says, "for its fifth edition, Tallinn Photomonth will explore themes relating to the current global ecological crisis, and the frailty of the human condition in the aftermath of our society’s haphazard and accelerated attitude toward living."
The main programme will feature three international group exhibitions, a series of artist film screenings, and an art fair dedicated to showcasing contemporary photographic art. The exhibitions will be accompanied by a programme of public events and an education programme for schools.
The biennial's Professional Week, which is aimed at visiting international curators, critics, and other art professionals, is between September 24-29. "Taking place for the second time, Professional Week comprises a series of versatile events intended to spark discussion between Estonian and international arts professionals and to develop opportunities for collaboration," comments the biennial’s Managing Director Kadri Laas-Lepasepp.
Launching with special events on Tuesday, September 24, Professional Week offers the opportunity to visit the biennial’s main exhibitions, attend the opening night of artist film screenings on Wednesday, September 25 and experience Art Fair Foto Tallinn between September 27-29, as well as special tours, screenings and artist talks taking place throughout the week.