TAB 2019 SATELLITE PROGRAMME “BEAUTY MATTERS” OPEN CALL
Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 is looking for architects, artists, urban designers and curious professionals from other fields to take part in the international TAB Satellite Programme.
TAB 2019 Satellite Programme offers an opportunity to showcase accompanying exhibitions and creative ideas in various locations in the heart of Tallinn during Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019. We are looking for exhibitions, installations, happenings. Including spacial designers and thinkers, the invitation is also directed to a diverse selection of professionals from other fields. The idea can be presented as an exhibition or a 10 minute performance, as a music or dance piece or a scientific experiment, a workshop or an excursion connected to this year’s Biennale’s winner proposal “Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty‘‘ curated by an architect Dr Yael Reisner.
“Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty” is the topic for the next Tallinn Architecture Biennale – TAB 2019. The winning proposal was selected from the international curatorial call for the 5th installment of the biggest architecture event in the region. The selected head curator is Dr Yael Reisner, a registered architect in Israel, who works and lives in London (Yael Reisner Studio). Her proposal focuses on the subject of how beauty matters again, reflecting on a cultural shift, after nearly eighty years of dormancy, as beauty was a tabooed, denigrated subject. Curators‘ assistants roles in the TAB curatorial team has been appointed to architect Liina Soosaar (Tallinn), who has recently graduated from Architecture and Urban Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts and architect Barnaby Gunning (London), from Principal, Barnaby Gunning Studio Ltd, London.
Different locations offered vary from public pedestrian tunnels, popular shopping centres and cafes to galleries and public area locations in the Tallinn City Centre. We invite architects, designers, artists, curators and anyone who would like to showcase their work to the international audience of TAB and reach a wider public in Tallinn’s local scene. Depending on the design and layout of the exhibitions the TAB production team will help in finding the best place from possible spaces.
TAB 2019 PROVIDES
— a free of charge exhibition space up to one month, depending on the location
— exhibition opening during TAB Opening Week 11.09–15.09
— promotion and international communication as part of TAB Satellite Programme through TAB official and additional marketing channels
NB! The authors of the works are responsible for setting up and deconstructing the exhibition. TAB can find volunteers to support the setting up with clear instructions. All this must be planned beforehand and presented with the concept.
TAB team accepts proposals until 1st of April 2019.
The selected proposals will be announced in May 2019.
The proposal has to include
— a name for the project / event
— a text that explains the connection with the biennale’s topic “Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty”. Max 400 words on one A4.
— depending on the medium, a visual of the arrangement of the proposal that would show how the proposal would affect the space – schemes, plans, sections.
— a list of equipment and materials used in the proposal.
Proposals to be submitted through email: email@example.com
Questions can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 1.03.2019.
TAB 2019 Satellite Programme is curated by young estonian architect Kirke Päss.
TAB Opening Week takes place in September 11-15.09.2019 in Tallinn. More info: www.tab.ee
Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international architecture and urban-planning festival with a diverse programme that promotes architectural culture. TAB encourages synergy between Estonian and foreign architects as well as between architects and the general public by way of creating contacts and exchanging ideas. TAB core programme consists of five main events – Curatorial Exhibition, Symposium and Tallinn Vision Competition that are all curated by TAB Head Curator, then International Architecture Schools’ Exhibition and Installation Programme (IP). TAB main Programme is accompanied by a diverse Satellite Programme, that consists exhibitions, lectures, installations, architectural film programme and other events, all over Tallinn that are related to TAB. Tallinn Architecture Biennale is organised by the Estonian Centre for Architecture.
Curator Kirke Päss is a graduate from Estonian Academy of Arts, has studied in Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, works in Architecture Studio Molumba, teaches in Architecture School in Tallinn and in the Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts, is part of the team organizing European Architecture Students Assembly EASA in Estonia in 2020.