Beauty Matters

Beauty Matters

Tallin Architecture Biennale

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 is 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.

— 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.

TAB Opening Week takes place in September 11-15.09.2019 in Tallinn.

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