Exhibitions — September 4, 2021

Tanja Engelberts at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)

As part of the exhibition Intensive Places for Tallinn Photomonth

4 September, 2021 until 17 October, 2021

Intensive Places, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tanja Engelberts | Installation View

Having interrupted the usual order of things, the pandemic and its lasting aftermath heighten the urgency of our response to the ongoing crisis of political and social institutions and the paradigms of the future that they construct. Built upon the reproduction of economic hierarchies, structural violence and the continuing exhaustion of natural resources, they will only lead to further atrocities and exploitation unless their approach to the value of life in its different forms is reconsidered at the personal and common levels. Alongside necessary systematic transformations based on more caring and sustainable ways of governance, we clearly need to review the core societal modes of our collective being, expansion learning, sensing and dreaming. The main imperative of the exhibition “Intensive Places” is to look for multifocal answers to the question: “How can we prepare for a future based on the principles of interdependency and interspecies cohabitation?”

In her drone-shot video “Hollow” Tanja Engelberts depicts the consequences of misused space and intoxicated nature that remain long after our existence by unveiling the contemporary camouflage techniques of states and corporations to cover the continuous industrial damage they create

Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) is a self-initiated contemporary art institution, primarily functioning as a public non-profit exhibition space and an unabashedly idiosyncratic art museum. It is founded on an unconventional idea of a contemporary art museum with the aim of exhibiting, collecting, creating and enabling contemporary art, while trying to subvert the established working methods, unwritten rules and methods of exhibition-making, prevalent in the field of art and culture.


Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)
Kursi 5
10415 Tallinn

(Open from April to December)
Tuesday – Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm

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