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Irish Modernisms, Global Contexts | Seminar 4: Post Soviet Baltic Modernisms

18 August 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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CCA Derry~Londonderry invites you to join us for an online seminar series accompanying the launch of the exhibition Irish Modernisms. The exhibition and seminar series have been co-curated by Catherine Hemelryk (CCA Derry~Londonderry) and Matthew Retallick (Manchester School of Art). To coincide with the new exhibition Irish Modernisms: legacies of modernism in the North, the CCA Derry-Londonderry invites you to a series of mid-week talks and discussions which examine the legacy of Modernism. Starting with the island of Ireland, the geographical reach will expand over the weeks to explore global contexts. This series will culminate in a publication, which will be available through the CCA Shop.

Session 4: Post Soviet Baltic Modernisms
Wednesday 18 August, 13.00–14:30

This event in the Global Contexts series of seminars explores modernism in the Soviet context and also the local national Estonian context with speakers Andres Kurg and Mari Laanemets, Senior Researchers at the INstitute of Art History, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. Andres Kurg’s research exploring the architecture and design of the Soviet Union in the late 1960s and 1970s. Andres will talk about the Pärnu KEK collective farm housing and office complex built in the 1970s. Mari Laanemets will be talking about the artist and designer Sirje Runge who worked in the 1970s and 1980s in Estonia.

Image: Grace McMurray, detail of ‘George Michael’ (2018), glitter ribbon weave. Courtesy of the artist.

The recording from this event is available to watch below.



18 August 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




CCA Derry~Londonderry