Publications by Kumu 2012

Fashion and the Cold War

2012 mood ja kylm s6daEdited by Eha Komissarov and Berit Teeäär
Texts by Zhivilė Etevičiūtė, Jukka Gronow, Juta Kivimäe, Eha Komissarov, Ilona Martson, Anu Ojavee, Karin Paulus, Berit Teeäär and Sergei Zhuravlev
Designed by Tuuli Aule
272 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-12-3

The book accompanied the exhibition of the same name at Kumu Art Museum (14.09.2012–20.01.2013). This voluminous book includes a large amount of pictorial material and interesting observations and important conclusions about the relationships and contexts of the Cold War era. The latter includes politics, economics, fashion and the related institutions and journalism, as well as the role of women, the kitchen and home, youth and subcultures.

Geometrical Man. The Group of Estonian Artists and Art Innovation in the 1920s and 1930s

2012 geomeetriline inimeneEdited by Liis Pählapuu
Texts by Liis Pählapuu, Tiit Hennoste and Vojtĕch Lahoda
Pre-reviewed by Tiina Abel
Designed by Angelika Schneider
256 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-11-6

The book accompanied the exhibition of the same name at Kumu Art Museum (31.08.2012–06.01.2013). The book provides an overview of the history of one of the first and most important groups in Estonian avant-garde art – the Group of Estonian Artists. This book examines the work of the artists who belonged to the Group, by providing a glimpse into the development of its most important artists. A survey is also provided of the Group in the context of the contemporary international art trends and avant-garde aspects of Estonian literary life which were the trend-setters.

Russian Art from the Collections of the Baltic Countries

2012 vene kunst baltimaade kogudestEdited by Tiina Abel and Aleksandra Murre
Texts by Tiina Abel, Aleksandra Murre, Ksenija Rudzīte, Irēna Buzhinska, Dalia Tarandaitė and Zhivilė Ambrasaitė
Designed by Andres Tali
264 pp.
In Estonian, Russian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum, Kadriorg Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-10-9

An exhibition held at the Kumu Art Museum and Kadriorg Art Museum in 2012 – “Russian Art from the Collections of the Baltic Countries” – introduced a large selection of Russian art from the late 19th century and early 20th century from Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian museums. The book that accompanied the exhibition introduces the Russian art collections from the Baltics and treats both the renowned peredvizhniki from Russian realist art circles – Ivan Kramskoy, Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin and Vassili Perov – as well as art from the “silver era”: Russian impressionism and the work of artists from the group Mir Iskusstva and Jack of Diamonds (in Russian: Bubnovy Valet). The book also contains biographical data on better-known Russian artists and offers a brief overview of major Russian art movements, institutions and groups.

Tõnis Vint and His Aesthetic Universe

2012 t6nis vintEdited by Elnara Taidre
Texts by Elnara Taidre, Sirje Helme and Eha Komissarov
Pre-reviewed by Virve Sarapik, PhD
Designed by Tuuli Aule
352 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-09-3

The book that accompanied the exhibition of the same name held at the Kumu Art Museum (18.05.–09.09.2012) provides the first thorough survey of Tõnis Vint’s (b. 1942) work and the objective of the book is broader and more diverse than just being an exhibition catalogue. Articles by three authors explore various aspects of Tõnis Vint’s (art) activities: his artistic work, research on art and visual culture, and his teachings. The selection of reproductions provide an overview of Tõnis Vint’s most important works and graphic series, of his book, poster, stage and interior designs, and of his architectural visions and studies of sign systems.

SPATIUM

2012 spatiumArtists: Tove Storch (1981), Jacob Jessen (1976), Lea Porsager (1981), Kasper Akhøj (1976), Rolf Nowotny (1978), Marie Kølbæk Iversen (1981), Tamar Guimarães (1967), Ferdinand Ahm Krag (1977), Torben Ribe (1978), Jacob Kirkegaard (1976) ja Olof Olsson (1965).
Edited by Maria Kjær Themsen
Designed by Anni’s
136 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-07-9

The catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Kumu Art Museum (20.01.–13.05.2012). The exhibition, which was created especially for Kumu, introduced the works of well-known young Danish artists, working in various media. The spatial installations, videos, sounds, sculptures and paintings refer in one way or another to space and the universe.