Tallinn Photomonth '17 01.09–29.10.2017

Failure / Afterlife


Various spaces in Tallinn

Anna Mari Liivrand

The main environment where we encounter artworks is the exhibition space – a space controlled and organized by artists and curators, in which the art object is considered ready. Occasionally, the creative process of making art is the artwork itself. Even more rarely we see the process that precedes and follows the moment when a work of art is declared ready and begins to fulfil its purpose by intriguing or somehow influencing the audience. Failure | Afterlife highlights various aspects of the creative processes behind art that remain hidden in the context of an exhibition: experiments, failures, the recycling and afterlife, that is, everything that precedes and follows the artworks outside of the secure exhibition space.


The aim of the Failure | Afterlife project is to – in the current globalized and productivity-oriented (art)world – turn attention to the non-productive, non-progressive, failed and slow processes that often lie behind artistic practices, which thereby act as an indicating and balancing force in an otherwise hectic and urgent contemporary society.


Artist talks


27.09.2017 6pm Anna Mari Liivrand & Kristin Reiman, ARS building, 154 Pärnu mnt, studio no 334
01.10.2017 2pm Mihkel Ilus, Tallinn Art Hall, 8 Vabaduse väljak, studio no 8, call: +372 5568 5925
06.10.2017 5pm Laura Põld, ARS building, 154 Pärnu mnt, studio no 266


Pop-up exhibition and sales of studio remnants

07.–08.10.2017 Telliskivi Creative City, 60a Telliskivi tn, B-building, follow the sign “Ajutine stuudio” (Temporary Studio), 12pm–8pm


Participating artists: Anna Mari Liivrand, Edith Karlson, Sigrid Viir, Kristin Reiman, Jaanus Samma, Mihkel Ilus, Flo Kasearu, Merike Estna, Uku Sepsivart, Kristel Saan, Pille-Riin Jaik, Karel Koplimets, Laura Põld, Mihkel Maripuu, Kristi Kongi, Timo Toots, Tõnis Saadoja