Is This The Museum We Wanted?

The exhibition “Is This The Museum We Wanted?” calls for a debate on the role of art museums today, in the 21st century. The exhibition is a starting point for changing the focus of the museum’s exhibition program and its aim is to initiate a broader discussion on how an art museum should look like today, what role it can play, how should it act, whom and what it has to offer. The exhibition is through three floors, with 15 artists from Estonia and elsewhere participating. In addition, subproject has been integrated into the exhibition from the “Best of Tartu Art Museum” and the graphic design of museum publications through the ages. The exhibition is accompanied by a guide-catalog-workbook, which explains the project “Is This The Museum We Wanted?” and it’s works and subprojects.


Participating artists: Johanna Billing, Cyprien Gaillard, Toril Johannessen, Flo Kasearu, Tamas Kaszas and Aniko Lorant, Kristi Kongi, Edward von Lõngus, MinaJaLydia, Müra2000, Jo Nurm, Dan Perjovschi, Jaanus Samma, Jaan Toomik, Jevgeni Zolotko

Curator: Rael Artel
Co-curators: Marika Agu, Mare Joonsalu, Hanna-Liis Kont
Expositions are based on the collections and archives of Tartu Art Museum, Tartu University Art Museum and Tartu University.
Supporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estplast Tootmine OÜ, Henkel Eesti, City of Tartu, Tartu University History Museum and Norwegian Contemporary Art Office.