Publications by Kumu 2011

Urmas Ploomipuu’s White House

2011 urmas ploomipuuWritten by Tõnis Saadoja
Edited by Renita Raudsepp
Designed by Indrek Sirkel
192 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2011

ISBN 978-9949-9086-7-7

The book accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (13.04.–23.10.2011). It is an interesting treatment of the works of the Estonian artist Urmas Ploomipuu (1942–1990) by another Estonian artist, Tõnis Saadoja (b. 1980). Saadoja focuses primarily on Ploomipuu’s paintings. In fact, Ploomipuu studied printmaking and worked primarily in that field and his paintings are limited to four oils, as well as a few gouaches and watercolours. The author dissects the nature of Ploomipuu’s creative method in an absorbing and thorough manner.

Selected as one of Estonia’s 25 most beautiful books of 2011.

Alone in the City. Ludmilla Siim and Jüri Palm

2011 yksi linnas siim palmCompiled by Liisa Kaljula
Texts by Liisa Kaljula and Eha Komissarov
Edited by Anu Liivak
Designed by Tuuli Aule
112 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2011

ISBN 978-9949-9086-9-1

The catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (29.04.–28.08.2011), in which a dialogue between two distinctive artists introduced Estonian art’s first urban kaleidoscopes, the giddiness of the big city and the metropolitan erotica of the 1970s and 1980s. The repercussions of modernisation in general appear in the urban mirages of both artists: the fears and desires, visions and fantastic visualisations that accompany rapid social changes. Although, based on their year of birth, both artists belong to the same generation, which was influenced by pop art and hyperrealism, one can say that both are forcefully individual in their relationship to the urban milieu – alone in the city.

Filonov. The Russian Avant-Garde and Afterwards

2011 FilonovEditor-in-Chief: Evgenia Petrova
Texts by Natalia Apchinskaya, Tamara Chudinovskaya, Anatoly Dmitrenko, Vladimir Kruglov, Alisa Lyubimova, Olga Musakova, Alfia Nizamutdinova, Evgenia Petrova and Lyubov Shakirova
Artistic editor: Joseph Kiblitsky
Designed by Kirill Shantgay
Computer layout by Julia Kharchenko
112 pp.
In Estonian, English and Russian, illustrated
© State Russian Museum
© Palace Editions
2011

ISBN 978-9949-9086-8-4 (Art Museum of Estonia)
ISBN 978-Х-93332-ХХХ-Х (International)

The exhibition “Pavel Filonov and the Russian Avant-Garde” (Kumu Art Museum, 10.06.–18.09.2011), which has resulted from cooperation between the Kumu Art Museum and the State Russian Museum, acquainted the visitor with more than just Filonov’s legacy. It also presented the work of such internationally celebrated artists as Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky, besides provided a survey of the works of leading figures in Stalin’s socialist realism, which came to be the official trend in Soviet art in the 1930s. The exhibition was accompanied by a wonderfully illustrated catalogue.

gateways. Art and Networked Culture

2011 gatewaysEdited by Sabine Himmelsbach
Texts by Sabine Himmelsbach, Karin Ohlenschläger, Raivo Kelomees, Sirje Helme, Miklós Peternák ja Inke Arns
Designed by labor b designbüro, Dortmund
264 pp.
In English and German, illustrated
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag (Germany)

ISBN 978-3-7757-2796-9

In addition:
Booklet “gateways. Art and Networked Culture”
In Estonian
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2011

The catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (13.05.–25.09.2011). The international exhibition presents new art forms and experimental art of a young generation of artists that use various media based formats, electronic networks and locative media as platforms to actively engage the audience to participate.

Double Portrait
Flemish Symbolists James Ensor and Jules de Bruycker

a 2011 kaksikportree bruyckerb 2011 kaksikportree ensorCompiled and edited by Tiina Abel
Designed by Tuuli Aule
208 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2011

ISBN 978-9949-485-01-7

The catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (17.06.–30.10.2011). The oeuvre of these two world-renowned artists from Belgium are contrasting, and yet extremely characteristic representations of the Flemish and Belgian art and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tadeusz Kantor. Polish Avant-Gardist and Theatre Reformer

2011 tadeusz kantorEdited by Józef Chrobak, Justyna Michalik and Ellu Maar
Designed by Tuuli Aule
184 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2011

ISBN 978-9949-485-05-5

 

The book accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (09.09.–18.12.2011). The exhibition focused on Kantor’s work in theatre as well as in fine art, featuring his legendary stage designs, documentation of performances and happenings, and his paintings and sketches.

Vinum et panis
The Wine and Bread Motif in 16th–20th Century Art

2011 vinum et panisCompiled by Tiina-Mall Kreem, PhD and Anu Allikvee
Designed by Mari Kaljuste
120 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2011

ISBN 978-9949-485-04-8

The catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (11.11.2011–11.03.2012). The meanings of two of the most important Christian and pagan subjects – wine and bread – are revealed in works of applied and fine arts, manuscripts and books, ethnographic items and archaeological finds, as well as in historical photos. The catalogue offers a selection of works of art and reflections on the motifs of wine and bread.