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03 Sep 2010

Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia (CCAE)

Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia (hereinafter: CCA, Estonia) was founded in 1992 by the Open Estonia Foundation (as Soros Center of Contemporary Arts, Estonia) and officially opened its doors in March 1993 in rooms of Tallinn Art Hall.The programme of activities in CCA, Estonia was very similar to the art centres operating in other Central and Eastern European countries. The first step was to create the possibility for communication with the international artistic community, to aid openness and bilateral exchange of information. Secondly the aim was to support artists or projects that were primarily connected to new technologies and their use within the art world.

CCA, Estonia's main objectives include collecting and distributing information about contemporary art while promoting and mediating Estonia’s art scene in international art events.

To be a growing digital archive of contemporary visual art from Estonia, easily accessible to professionals, to assist in conceptualizing current appearances of visual culture, to organize international art exhibitions and conferences, to publish catalogues and other printed matters on mentioned issues – all these enterprises have remained and will remain crucial for us.

CCA, Estonia has tied its plans with the freedom and independence of the arts within Estonian society as well as with the understanding that art is experiencing the same complex changes and is faced with the same difficult questions of identity as is the case with every national culture that is capable of making its contribution to the kaleidoscope of international art.

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