Art Walk. Art Is Design Is Art 27/06/2021 | 15:00

Kumu Art Museum
Adult: Kumu Art Museum
  • Family: Kumu Art Museum
  • Discount: Kumu Art Museum
  • Adult ticket with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
Ülo Emmus. Vabariikliku tarbekunstinäituse plakat. 1985. Eesti Kunstimuuseum
Villu Järmut (1948), Enn Kärmas (1943) Tarbegraafika näitus Tartu kunstnike majas. 1976 Plakat. Ofsettrükk Eesti Kunstimuuseum
Exhibition tour

Art Walk. Art Is Design Is Art

Drop-in guided tour in English
 Art Is Design Is Art

The Kumu Art Museum offers you a great opportunity to spend your leisure time in a vibrant artistic space. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer a special drop-in guided tour that will introduce one of our exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.

The exhibition “Art is Design is Art” explores the interconnections between art and design in the late Soviet period: how a designer’s approach and method manifested itself in conceptual artworks and how art was used to raise awareness of, and seek solutions to, design-related problems. It is divided into six thematic sections: geometry, the city, the relationship between the natural and the artificial, everyday life, bodily experience and visual culture. Although these artworks were created in a very different political and economic context, the questions they evoke – who has designed the environment that surrounds us?, what role is played by everyday objects in our lives? and how do we feel in different rooms? – continue to have relevance today.