To celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important European art movements - surrealism - the project Surrealism 100 will bring dedicated exhibitions to different Tartu galleries and the city space. The movement attracts a wider international audience and it is a good opportunity to introduce Estonian surreal art to foreigners, especially since the centre of Estonian surrealism is in Tartu.
This project participates in the first Tartu 2024 culture and education programme development process, as a part of "Tartu with Humanity" programme line. Projects that successfully complete the process will advance to the official European Capital of Culture programme.

Four main exhibitions are tied to the project:
  • International exhibition in ERM's temporary exhibition space
  • Estonian surrealism in Tartu Art Museum
  • Tartu surrealism in Tartu Art House
  • Installations in the city space 
Led by: Tartu Art Museum
Project manager: Joanna Hoffmann (
Read the initial project description from the Bid Book (p 24)