This short film presents a selection of artworks available at Haus Gallery Spring Auction 2020. Estonian art is notably diverse and it has been a part of the most significant international art movements. This spring's auction offers an overview of Estonian history through the eyes of the most talented artists, featuring artworks from the beginning of the 20th century up until the start of the 21th century. The curator of the auction is Piia Ausman.
This is the recording of Haus Gallery’s first art broadcast. The first show was live on Saturday, 2nd of May 2020. The main theme of the first broadcast was our spring auction 2020. We have created art historical overviews and conducted interviews. We have looked back on Jüri Arrak’s exhibition, „Arrak in the 21st Century“, spoken with with Robert Reiter, a young art collector, gone into detail on Eduard Wiiralt’s technical prowess, and revealed our collection of Estonian printmaking classics, which can be viewed at our 24/7 auction platform, onlinearthaus.com.
Sensitive abstractions that move through the spaces of eternity, creating systems and dimensions in the language of the subconscious. Siim’s paintings are being dissected by a camera eye, inspired by Siim’s performance art as well as his paintings from the “Genesis” series, which seem to be moving across the edge of the universe as well.
Estonian Painters’ Association’s exhibition “Nude Painting at Haus Gallery” (curated by Tiina Tammetalu) has received a lot of attention from the public. As a homage to our renowned painters, Haus Galerii has created a short film that captures the exhibition, the ambience of the nudes, and more widely, the attitudes and opinions of the artists that created the pieces. We have interpreted nude painting in a vivacious manner. The author of the film is Nando Grancelli from Haus Films. We thank Estonian National Opera’s ballet dancer Karina Laura Leškin and the artists, who have given us the subject matter to showcase.
Richard Sagrits (1910–1968). Kadriorg Palace in Winter. 1958
Kadriorg Palace has been in the center of attention for ages in Estonia, as that place has been home both for art and the power of the state. This is the topic of this short film featuring Richard Sagrits’ painting. Texts by art historian Eero Epner, narration by Tarmo Song. The original art piece was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in spring 2019.
A glimpse into Ülo Sooster’s multi-faceted world – dissident and avant-garde, ascetic yet full of creative courage. Sooster’s two-sided artwork with a flower and the sun intrigues and excites. The text for the clip has been provided by art expert Mai Levin, narrated by Lembit Peterson. The original art piece was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in spring 2019.
The clip featuring Priidu Aavik’s self-portrait delivers the artist’s inner life in 1948, when Soviet censorship targeted towards the creative workers quickly harshened. The painting in meaningful in many ways. The text for the film has been written by art expert Mai Levin and narrated by actress Maria Peterson. The original art piece was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in spring 2019.
In 1991, right after Valdur Ohakas’ big retrospective, the artist’s home, where he kept all his artworks, caught fire. The majority of his works were destroyed. The text has been written by art historian Eero Epner. Narrated by Lembit Peterson. The original art piece was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in spring 2019.
Trailer introducing “Head and Tail”, an upcoming exhibition at Haus Gallery. Per William Petersen, an artist who moved from Denmark to Estonia 13 years ago, presents his humorous sculptures. The exhibition was open 04.06.-29.06.2019.
Juhan Muks (1899–1983). Flowers in a Blue Vase. 1970s to 1980s
Juhan Muks was well-known as an experimental painter. He liked trying different techniques and materials especially at the end of his career. Same with the painting in this video, which creates an airy atmosphere and plays with color. The texts for this film have been written by Eero Epner. Narrated by Piia Ausman. The original painting was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in spring 2019.
This is a short film about photographer Toomas Kaasik and his picturesque style. The artist uses Smena 2, an old-school legendary analogue camera to this day. His photographs are a result of thorough handicraft. Kaasik’s favorite motifs are nature, city and nude. More than capturing reality, he prioritizes delivering feelings.
Nikolai Kull (1894–1945). A View of Tallinn. 1930s
We are viewing Nikolai Kull’s Tallinn Town Hall Square in winter through the camera lens. We get immersed into the atmosphere of that day, delivered by the renowned artist’s brush strokes. The text for the film has been written by art historian Eero Epner. Narrated by Lembit Peterson. The original painting was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in spring 2019.
Karin Luts went exile from Estonia during World War II. She had the conviction that her artworks belong to her home country. The painting “Fisherwomen” completed in 1948 in exile only came back to Estonia in spring 2019. This short film focuses on the artist’s work and technique. Texts for the film have been provided by art historian Eero Epner, narrated by artist Aili Vint.
This is a short film about a rare pastel painting by Günther Reindorff, who is mostly known for his highly detailed drawings and prints, dating back to 1926. The film closely observes a romantic introspection, where the flow of colors matter and where we can see Günther Reindorff in a new light. The film uses Günther Reindorff’s butterfly collection, which is now in the collection of Estonian Museum of Natural History, and Ravo Reidna’s family photo archive. Text by Eero Epner, narration by Siim-Tanel Annus.
The collection of Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in fall 2019 included a rare Johann Köler drawing, a preliminary drawing of his painting “The Cursing of Lorelei by the Monks”, which is currently displayed at the permanent exhibiiton of Estonian Art Museum. This short film has been created in cooperation with Alar Nurkse, Estonian Art Museum’s conservator and expert, who is also the voice in the film.
Haus Gallery in introducing Estonian art classics. This Jüri Arrak’s early artwork dates way back to his studies at the art academy. In this short film, Jüri Arrak talks about this art piece and its backstory. The painting was featured in Haus Gallery’s classic art auction in fall 2019.
Mall Nukke has been inspired by a meteorite, which she is discussing in this short film, speaking about the context of her works. This film illustrates her exhibition at Haus Gallery, touching on the subjects of change and transformation, and who we are in the fragile flow of energy of this earth, where even an impact of a small cosmic object might eradicate everything. Mall Nukke’s exhibition is playful.
This short film takes a closer look at the painting by Sirje Petersen "Existance". The artwork is about the deeper essence of being as a state of existence, concentrating more to the senses than to meanings given just by words.
The short film is made by Haus Films - the creative unit who aims to interpret art through film.