Martin Lazarev’s photo exhibition “Colors of Brazil”
Martin Lazarev was born on March 1, 1977 in Tartu. He studied classical drawing, furniture design and restoration at Tartu Secondary School and Tartu Art School, and graduated from Tartu Art School with a degree in design graphics.
He is a talented street photographer who resides mainly in Brazil.
As a seasonal exhibition at Keila-Joa Castle, Lazarev has exhibited fun photos from the Rio De Janeiro Carnival, various streets and Copacabana Beach.
“Invitation to the Belle Epoque Ball (1890 – 1914) from the collection of the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation”
For the first time in Estonia, a large-scale exhibition dedicated to ballroom fashion of the late XIX – early XX centuries will open in Schloss Fall Castle in Keila-Joa. This period entered the history of culture under different names: in Germany and Latvia under the name “Jugendstil”, in Russia as “Modern”, in Italy as the style of “Liberty”, in Austria and Lithuania – as “Secession”, but in France and Belgium as “Art Nouveau”.
The fashion of this time was formed in Paris. They praised a woman with her thin wasp waist pulled into a corset, with her long mermaid hair and flowing languid movements. The fashion of this period preferred soft, pastel colors, often associated with the natural world – watery, airy, grassy and floral. In the haze of tulle and muslin, in the foam of lace and flowers of handmade embroidery, a unique image of a woman, with a curved stature and a waist with a volume of 52 cm tighten into a corset, was born.
The exhibition “Invitation to the Belle Epoque Ball” includes more than fifty women’s dresses and men’s dress coats, hundreds of accessories – fans, bouquet holders, ball shoes and dance cards – the rarest exhibits from the collection of the Foundation of the famous fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev, most of which are exhibited for the first time in Estonia.
Most of these ephemeral creations amaze the audience with their state of preservation, subtlety of handmade work and unforgettable color.
Many amazing accessories presented at the exhibition will delight the viewer with the finer details of handbags, hats and hat pins, buckles, ball dance cards, perfume bottles, fans and other now forgotten women’s trinkets that adorned life and delighted the eye.
Exhibition of Tauno Kangro’s Sculptures and Pastel Drawings “Dance Through Life”
Tauno Kangro was born on 25.05.1966 and started his art studies at Kalju Reitel Sculpture Studio. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in sculpture (1993) and has been a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association since 1994.
His works can be found in many collections in Estonia, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, USA, Switzerland, Luxenburg, Norway, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Russia, etc. His work has been exhibited in more than 70 solo exhibitions around the world, as well as in several joint exhibitions. The most famous of the numerous monumental sculptures is Tarvas (9 * 4 * 4.2 m, bronze, 2002); Suur Tõll and Piret got a good catch (7.5 * 3.8 * 2 m, bronze / dolomite, 2002); Kalevipoeg plowing (2 * 3 * 2m, bronze, 2006); Happy Chimney Sweeper (1.85, Bronze, 2010) and more.
Kangro says, “I am motivated to do something that is more valuable than my current presence in this world.”
Andrey Smolyak painting exhibition
Artexhibition by Andrey Smolyak, a well-known Belarusian artist who has gained international attention and recognition.
The world reflected in Smolyak’s works is intriguing, multifaceted, funny, scary, inspirational, peace-breaking and reassuring – the quintessence of life and the road map to human nature. The honesty of his canvases will amaze you, the ability to laugh in serious moments and be sad about the fun, it don’t leave you cold.
The artist’s work reflects his restless nature, his ability to find and capture eloquent moments, breathe fully in his chest, while not forgetting his life.
Smolyarkki should not be taken too seriously, because the subjects he portrays are anyway. Rather, you could experience a wonderful feeling with an artist if you realize that at some point love, understanding, human size is captured in such a peculiar but sincere way that you just want to stop and look.
The Andrey Smolyak Exhibition is an extraordinary event that every art enthusiast should attend. All the more because you wont find this kind of playfulness in any other Estonian artist works.
Andrey Smolyak was born in 1954 in Minsk. In 1980 he graduated from the Belarusian State Theatre and Art Institute (now the Belarusian Academy of Arts), the easel painting department. Since 1990 he has been a member of the Belarusian Artists Union. He took part in Republican exhibitions in Belarus and Abroad. Prize winner of the second Chagall International Open-Air Exhibition (Vitebsk, 1997). Honorary Academician of the European Academy of Arts (Paris, 1998). Awarded a silver medal of the European Parliament for his contribution to European art (Brussels, 1999). He has had 47 solo exhibitions.
Sergei Inkatov Art Exhibition “Abstract Reality”
The exhibition “Abstract Reality” by artist Sergei Inkatov contains works in which the artist invites us to view the world of abstract painting.
We live in a real world, full of different objects. Sergei’s works are dominated by another reality, it is abstract and difficult to understand. The artist transmits his feelings and emotions on the canvas, inviting the audience to feel and experience. Empathy with emotions caused by the beauty around us, the bright events and the love.
The abstract reality of Sergei Inkatov is very emotional, mysterious and attractive, generating thoughts, forcing him to look at its depth.
Sergey Inkatov has been able to blend different cultures as a mature painter. The rich and strong color creates its own unique style. The main direction in Inkatov’s work is abstract compositions with an expressive approach.
Sergei Inkatov’s paintings have been on many solo exhibitions in the Baltic, North, Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain, and most recently in the US and Russia. He has also participated in famous Art events, including the Beijing Art Expo and the New York Art Expo. He is also a laureate of several previous international and Estonian competitions.
“Hunting and horse racing” by Aleksandr Vassilijev foundation
Hunting became the favorite entertainment of the Western European aristocracy. The costumes of huntsmen, foresters, hunters, ladies’ saddles, women’s long dresses for riding, called “Amazons”, specially created for this, inspired the court couturiers.
Colors close to woods, leather and fur trim made these costumes attractive not only for painters, but also for collectors. The collection of the Alexander Vassiliev’s Foundation contains many items on the subject of the influence of hunting on the development of fashion. These are things decorated with feathers of forest birds, wood trim, furry edges, leather belts and bags.
The horse racing was considered to be another important entertainment of the old Europe, which in ancient times was popular among the pharaohs, the kings of ancient Greece and the emperors of ancient Rome. But a bright fashion for horse racing nevertheless came from France in the era of Napoleon III, when the hippodromes began to open one after the other in big French cities from Paris to Marseille, where the secular public was going out in spectacular dresses to amaze their fans and arouse envy among competitors.
Large crinolines, corsets, hats, umbrellas, binoculars and gloves are essential attributes of all professionally organized horse races. The world of horse racing gradually faded away by the middle of the XXth century, and the tradition stayed preserved only in Great Britain. But jumps in the 21st century no longer have any influence on the world of fashion.
An entire exhibition dedicated to the horse racing was organized by the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation at the Fashion Museum in the Borély Castle near Marseille in 2014. The new exhibition, which opened in the Fall castle, will tell visitors about the horse’s role in human life, namely, in two major aristocratic forms of entertainment, such as hunting and horse racing, thanks to the unique exhibits from the collection of the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation.
St. Peterburg artist Khachatur Bely art exhibition “The pleasure of diversity”
Treasures of the world of art at Keila-Joa castle Schloss Fall.
Khachatur Bely Was born in 1958, Oktemberyan, Armenia. The first teacher – Hamlet Udumyan Studied at Armen Atayan and Heinrich Nerkararyan 1976-78 Department of Ceramics, Art College, Yerevan, Armenia. 1986-90 Department of Design, State Art and Craft Academy (the Mukhina Academy), St. Petersburg. Lives and work in St. Petersburg. Since 1984 took part in underground exhibitions (Union of experimental fine art) And since 1992 is a member of russian and international exhibitions. Since 1997 member of “Free Cultural Assosiation” St. Petersburg. Since 2000 member of the Artist Union (St. Petersburg Department)
Aleksandr Vassilijev exhibition „Wedding fashion through ages“
In Keila-Joa Castle you can see historical wedding dresses from the collection of Alexander Vassilyev, where clothes, accessories and historical photos from the collection of the famous European fashion historian and collector Alexander Vassilyev are presented. 50 wedding costumes and 200 accessories are on display at Keila-Joa Castle. The exhibition introduces viewers to the changes in wedding fashion from the 1840s to the present. The exhibition is complemented by several historical wedding photos from the Alexander Vassilyev Foundation.
Exhibition of works by Aleksander Pilar von Pilchau (1912-1989).
The exhibition features watercolors completed between 1946 and 1989. Aleksander Pilar von Pilchau (09.08.1912 in Sevastopol – 03.08.1989 in Tallinn) comes from a well-known Baltic-German family, whose first representative Wenzel Pilar von Pilchau arrived in Estonia in 1656 and was Commander of Narva Castle. Several representatives of the family left their contribution to history in the fields of war, society and art.
Aleksander Pilar graduated from Tallinn Russian Gymnasium and studied at the State School of Art and Design in 1938-1941. This year marks 75 years since the formation of the Estonian National Art Ensembles in Yaroslavl, which also included the Estonian Artists’ Union, where years later – in 1959–1971 – Aleksander Pilar was the responsible secretary. In his main field – watercolor, the artist achieved the highest recognition. Admirers of his art are well acquainted with his still lifes and cityscapes, beautiful paintings with landscapes and flowers, a better example of which is that in many families his beautiful works have expressed a love of beauty and nature for many generations. In recent years, his works have been exhibited both in Estonia and in Russia in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl and Pskov, where exhibitions were organized by his son Boris Pilar von Pilchau.
Eduard Zentsik art exhibition “Touch of beauty”
This exhibition contains of 50 paintings from the last couple of years by Eduard Zentsik. Each picture talks about the mysteries and the ancient symbols. This is an attempt to understand the meanings of the world and life.
The author tries to open the nature of love by sharing it with others through his creation. The mission of the pictures is to lay windows between us, and world of fantasy, using a timeless fashion of feminine beauty, as a connecting and transitory motive. In today’s prestigious world, viewers can take time for a moment and forget themselves as if they were touching the world of peace outside the temporal space with a delicate blessing of pure beauty.
The exhibition “The Touch of Beauty” consists of several parts. In the moment, one part of it is for viewing at the Päätalo Institut Gallery of North-Finland Literature and Cultural Centre in Taivalkoski, Lapland. The exhibition there is the second part of the bigger project what took place at the beginning of the year and was called “Eduard Zentsiku´s masterclass”, which one was born by the students and the artist cooperation at Illuka School. The exhibition “The Touch of Beauty” has based on the desire to exhibit it in our country and around the world, to introduce Estonia and contemporary Estonian art.
He graduated at the Art Academy of Estonia (Arts in Graphic Design; 2004). He is a member of the Estonian Association of Artists. In 2012, Cultural Endowment awarded Eduard Zentsik the award of the Young Artist of the Year. He is also a member of the Photographers Union in Estonia and the member of the Russian Artists Union in Estonia. Since the second half of the 1990s, he has performed with more than sixty personal exhibitions at home and abroad. Numerous works are in private collections around the world. He has won numerous international photo and art competitions.
Oleg Auzer’s exhibition “My Silver Way in Consciousness.”
Magnificent silver sculptures and compositions can be seen in the solo exhibition of Latvian silver artist and therapist Oleg Auzer. The exhibition features seven magnificent works by Oleg Auzer made in 2001-2017, made of silver. Among them are the sailing ship “Elutorm” (2009), which depicts the allegory of human life, as well as the “Trap of Wishes” (2010), the silver chest “Greed” (2017), which is adorned with the allegory of the human soul.
Oleg Auzer’s most famous work is “Castle of the Future 3001”, the idea of which lies in the natural desire of modern people to survive. The language barrier, religious intolerance, egoism and cruelty in today’s society endanger and threaten our children. However, the main factor that casts doubt on survival is the low level of ethics and morals. Anxiety, fear of the future and economic dependence encourage human aggression towards others. The main emotions of a person are the fear and antagonism hidden under a social mask. The only thing that could keep a person “on the water” is the ability to perceive aesthetics and engage in art. That is why the “silver castle” is a symbol of future survival. If different religious denominations, languages and racial diversity become the cultural heritage of every nation, then our children will have a sure and happy flood. More than 30 kg of silver has been used to complete the work “Castle of the Future 3001” and it is the largest silver work in the Baltics. One of his most recent works is The Doom of Europe (2015), an epic and tragic image of a Syrian refugee wave of silver. The works of Oleg Auzer are highly valued by the former President of Latvia, Mrs. By Vaire Viki-Freiberga and has been given as representative gifts to foreign representatives, including M. Albright, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Prince Charles of Wales, G. Bush Jr., Russian President Vladimir Putin and leading figures in Europe, Asia and America.
Creative Studio “School of Craftsmen Silver Owl” exhibition “Shine of Past Times”
The magnificent interiors of the castle, which bring to life legends and history from the early 19th century, portraits of royals, beautiful ladies and noble dignitaries, the creative spirit floating in the air of Fall, all inspired the creation of a unique collection of romantic style clothing and regals. The design masters present a collection of artistic jewelery made in ancient embroidery with sword yarn (gold carrier), pearls, gold grains, natural stones and Swarovski crystals. The works of the following Tallinn masters have been presented: Tatjana Rumjantseva – head of the studio “School of Handicrafts Silver Owl”, designer of the Baltic Handicrafts Guild. Oksana Nebis – designer of the Baltic Craftsmen’s Guild. Inga Kempa.