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28 Aug 2019

Kai Art Center launches in Tallinn

Kai Art Center, a new cultural hub for local and international art, launches at a renovated industrial heritage site on Tallinn's waterfront in Estonia in September 2019.

Kai Art Center, a new cultural hub for local and international art, opens September 2019 in the historic and culturally-vibrant Noblessner area on Tallinn’s waterfront. Spearheaded by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, the more than 100-year-old heritage-protected building—a former submarine plant—will provide 450 m2 of top-floor exhibition space, presenting four main exhibitions each year.

Kai Art Center 
Noblessner District 
Peetri 12 
10411 Tallinn

The inaugural exhibition
Let the field of your attention.... soften and spread out, an international group show curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo, will be open from September, 21 until December 1, 2019, and is part of the main program of the city's contemporary art biennial, Tallinn Photomonth.

At the core of the center's programming is the Kai Residency. Launching in October 2019, it aims to support innovative practices, develop global networks, and engage the local art community in Tallinn. Inviting international visual artists, curators, writers, and other contemporary art professionals, it provides the opportunity for selected participants to live and work in Tallinn while being immersed in the city’s dynamic art scene. It will host up to 14 participants in its first year, with five places for residents from Nordic and Baltic countries.