HAUS GALLERY TODAY
SPRING AUCTIONS IN PREPARATION | EXHIBITIONS: MONUMENTAL & DECORATIVE AVANT-GARDE | VIDEO PODCAST WITH ARNO ARRAK
A selection of works by artists with whom we have been collaborating since the beginning of time, and whose work has become an indisputable part of our image, are exhibited on the upper floor hall of Haus Gallery.
There are certainly more artists to list in the context of the Gallery’s birthday month, but in order to make a selection, we present the following list of creators from the Estonian modern art classics at this exhibition:
Jüri Arrak, Toomas Vint, Andres Tolts, Mare Vint, Jaan Elken, Paul Allik, Anne Parmasto, Uno Roosvalt, Mari Roosvalt, Leonhard Lapin, Juss Piho, Rein Kelpman, Malle Leis, Tõnis Vint, Enn Põldroos, Rene Kari, Siim-Tanel Annus
The exhibition creates rhythms and moods on a timeline, with the first works created in the 1990s, when the Gallery started its activities, moving through a couple of decades to the present day. While Toomas Vind’s recent painting is on display, symbolising the endurance of years of collaboration, looking out into the bright, summer landscape of 2023, in his characteristic style, the oil painting of Jüri Arrak, “Shadows on the Wall”, was completed in 1991, the year of the pivotal changes in Estonian politics and economy that made the creation of private entrepreneurship more broadly possible.
And so the exhibition moves with the art and the Gallery from the 1990s to the present day, dwelling on different moments in time, colours, forms, ideas and also memories that link the Gallery to these artists and their works, artists whose work has presented itself so convincingly in this cultural space that the names are as familiar as their creative handwriting – without seeing the name, we feel the image, and seeing the image, we have a hunch of the name.... Haus Gallery is grateful to all those renowned artists who are still with us throughout the walls of today’s exhibition hall.
Curator: Piia Ausman