For the first time, the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is curating collectively to bring together different experiences and ways of thinking, to save resources and reduce overproduction. The exhibition is split between EKKM, the city space and a programme of events. The exposition at EKKM includes completely new works (Jussi Kivi), works exhibited in Estonia for the first time (Ivana Bašić, Pakui Hardware, Jussi Kivi, Johanna Maria Parv, Emilija Škarnulytė), as well as works that have been made for previous exhibitions but have been given a new context and meaning (Anu Juurak, Peeter Ulas, Hanna Samoson).

A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down
Artists: Ivana Bašić, Pakui Hardware, Anu Juurak, Jussi Kivi, Raul Keller, Johanna-Maria Parv, Hanna Samoson, Emilija Škarnulytė, Peeter Ulas, Brit Pavelson & Sissela Jensen, Aaloe-Ader-Kasearu-Künnap-Soosalu, Mare Tralla, Üle Prahi
Curated by CCA (Marika Agu, Maria Arusoo, Kaarin Kivirähk, Sten Ojavee)
2 November - 15 December, 2019
Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallin

The exhibition deals with dread and hopelessness. It reflects a self-destructive situation where the man-made world is turning on us in an increasingly forceful way. With the participating artists of the exhibition, a journey is created, guided by uncertainty about what lies ahead.

For the first time, the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is curating collectively to bring together different experiences and ways of thinking, to save resources and reduce overproduction. The exhibition is split between EKKM, the city space and a programme of events. The exposition at EKKM includes completely new works (Jussi Kivi), works exhibited in Estonia for the first time (Ivana Bašić, Pakui Hardware, Jussi Kivi, Johanna Maria Parv, Emilija Škarnulytė), as well as works that have been made for previous exhibitions but have been given a new context and meaning (Anu Juurak, Peeter Ulas, Hanna Samoson).

In the city space, you can see an animated photo collage by Brit Pavelson and Sissela Jensen on the facade of the Explorer office building (Kai 1), the work O by Andra Aaloe, Aet Ader, Flo Kasearu, Kaarel Künnap and Grete Soosalu in various locations across Tallinn, and Raul Keller's installation Girl in the Sewer in a storm drain in front of the EKKM.

The programme of events accompanying the exhibition enquires if there is a way out of this hopeless situation. The possibility of activism and resistance in a society in crisis is a starting point for events created by Mare Tralla (November 5 and 6) and the Üle Prahi group (November 1). During the exhibition, on November 20, a book launch is held for Active Art, edited by Joachim Hamou, Maija Rudovska and Barbara Sirieix.
Graphic designer: Ott Metusala

Exhibition team: Henri Eek, Marten Esko, Dénes Farkas, Jonna Karvinen, Alver Linnamägi, Mariam Meparishvili, Tõnu Narro, Hans-Otto Ojaste, Johannes Säre, Mihkel Säre, Laura Toots

Supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estmak Capital, Moe Fine Spirit Distillery


CCA is the oldest centre of expertise for contemporary art in Estonia. It has been creating opportunities for Estonian artists and art scene since 1992 and is the organiser of the Estonian pavilion at the Venice Biennale since 1999. CCA is actively participating in Estonian art life by curating and organising exhibitions and other art events.

EKKM is a self-established non-profit initiative, run by artists and curators, that operates from late 2006 as an ex-squat in an ancillary building of Tallinn’s former heating plant in North Tallinn. EKKM is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Cultural Endowment, and Foundation for Arts Initiatives.



Photo: Paul Kuimet / EKKM