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Culture Capital is Falling in Love with Ice

On Friday, 5 July at 6 p.m, a new group exhibition with the title “Look into my Ice” will open in the three galleries of the Tartu Art House as part of the main programme of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024. The curator of the exhibition is Liisi Kõuhkna.

Marjolijn Dijkman "Navigating Polarities". Photo: Marjolijn Dijkman
03. Jul

The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance empathy and raise awareness about the impact of melting glaciers and the effect it has on Estonia. We are the last generation able to save the earth from irreversible destruction in process. We need a sense of global responsibility because we are interdependent. 

Scientists, philosophers and culture psychologists have given hope that humans of today are able to change their behavioural patterns for the benefit of the earth and humankind. By directing our personal desires towards the environment and cultivating the necessary global and local community, we are then able to take care of mother earth as part of our own viscera.

The transeuropean project “Look into my Ice” is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme. The project and exhibition is organised by the MTÜ Eesti-Saksa Kunstikoostöö (Association for Estonian-German cultural and art exchange) in cooperation with roam projects e.V. Berlin, Germany and is co-curated by Liisi Kõuhkna. Within its programme, 5 institutions are in cooperation on site in Tartu and Äksi, such as Tartu Art House, Science Centre AHHAA, TYPA – Printing and Paper Arts Centre, Ajuokse Avangaar and Ice Age Centre. The main exhibition “Look into my Ice” at Tartu Art House will bring together 15 international artists from all three countries of the European Capital of Culture 2024: Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut/Austria, Bodø/Norway, Tartu/Estonia, and additionally Germany. 

Participating Artists: Nina Maria Allmoslechner, Ronald Anzenberger, Nara Bak, Sofie Brønner, Pete Christie, Marjolijn Dijkman, Marta Djourina, Lena von Goedeke, Toril Johannessen, Dongbin Lee,  Aquiles Jarrin & Irving Ramo, Kristel Laurits, Jaanika Peerna, Theresa Schubert, Annika Sellik, Lukas Troberg

Detailed programme and information:


4–5 pm: Press conference
6–10 pm: Opening Exhibition Tartu Art House 
6:30–7 pm: Opening speech by the Look into my Ice team and Tartu Art House representatives
7:30–8 pm: Dongbin Lee performance ‘Echoes of Neglect: The Hidden Cost of Consumption’ 
8:30–9 pm: Nara Bak and Hye Young Sin performance: ‘harahara – All come without asking’ 

3–6 pm: Nina Allmoslechner workshop ‘Earthing during climate anxiety: Could creativity have the ability to ground us in fast and changing environments?’ 

3–4 pm: Jaanika Peerna performance ‘Glacier Elegy Tartu’ 
4–5 pm: Guided tour with curator (English, Estonian) 

20.07.2024 4–5 pm: Guided tour with curator (English, Russian) 
28.07.2024 4–5 pm: Guided tour (English, Russian)
10.08.2024 4–5 pm: Guided tour (Estonian, English, Russian, German) 

6–9 pm: Closing of the exhibition 
7–8 pm: Panel Talk in cooperation with the Climate Art Collection

Check out the programme here: