PRESS RELEASE – kmS 2016 Rakvere


Kilometre of Sculpture
2 − 24 July 2016

The Kilometre of Sculpture team is pleased to present the program for this year’s exhibition in Rakvere.

The main exhibition for Kilometre of Sculpture 2016 is titled “Momentary Monumentality”, and brings the work of 14 artists to the Rakvere cityscape. Each artist in their own way interprets or comments on the concept prepared by our exhibition curator Anna Virtanen, which explores “…monuments as manifestations of the invisible, of values, agendas, ideologies or histories. Or looking at them in relation to the notions of permanence and temporality – of the material aspects, and of the invisible linked to them.”

Artists participating in the main exhibition:

Carl Giffney (IE), Viktor Gurov (EE), Corinna Helenelund (FI), Minna Henriksson (FI), Hertta Kiiski (FI), Kristi Kongi (EE), Henriikka Kontimo (FI), Paul Kuimet (EE), Kevin Malcolm (DK), Kristina Norman (EE), Hanna Piksarv (EE), Jaanus Samma (EE), Susanne Skeide (NO), Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen (FI).

The kmX satellite program offers a variety of temporary exhibitions, events and discussion groups that aim to contribute to cultural dialogue between regional centres across Estonia and the Nordic region. KmX grew out of a desire to invite diverse cultural content from towns and cities across the region. This year’s partners play an important role in shaping the art scene in their home towns, and it is hoped that cooperating through kmX will strengthen cultural and social ties. It also aims to offer unused buildings and venues across Rakvere a breath of new life through creative interventions in new and surprising environments.


Participants in kmX:

Rucka AiR (LV), Jarkko Partanen (FI) (ANTI Contemporary Art Festival), Nora Mertes (BE) (Skaftfell AiR), Lola Bezemer (NL) (Skaftfell AiR), Lena von Lapschina (AU), Alexei Gordin (EE), Maarja Tõnisson (EE), Nele Suisalu (EE), and Yunrubin (SG/DK).

Opening weekend program *

July 2 – Grand opening

12:00 Opening speeches (location to be announced)

12:30 performance ­– Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen

13:00 performance – Carl Giffney

17:00 kmX Opening – all kmX venues

21:00 Party

July 3

14:00 performance – Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen

15:00 performance – Maarja Tõnisson & Nele Suisalu

17:00 Round table discussion

* The times of events may change

We warmly welcome the people of Rakvere and all Estonia and visitors from across Northern Europe to come and walk through an exhibition by local and international artists who have all brought their work specifically to this town this summer.

We hope you enjoy it.



Support our efforts to bring a world class international contemporary art exhibition to the regional towns of Estonia.


See you in Rakvere!

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