Contemporary Art Collection

The Contemporary Art Collection was created in 1995, when the museum, with the support of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, started to consistently acquire works which, based on the principles of collection, storage and exhibition, did not fit with the museum’s “traditional” collections (painting, sculpture and print collections). The majority of the contemporary art collection is comprised of works created in audiovisual and photo media. In addition, the collection includes installation and object-based art created in various materials and techniques, and other experimental works (including documentations of activity art, interactive works of art etc.).

The contemporary collection includes several works that have been part of Estonian expositions at the Venice Biennales of Art and Architecture, and also several prize-winning works from the Tallinn Print Triennial.

In addition to works by Estonian artists, the collection also includes works by foreign artists, primarily from neighbouring countries.