Guided Tours of Photo Month

We invite student groups to participate in guided tours related to the exhibitions of the Tallinn Month of Photography!

Guided Tours in Tallinn Art Hall
Exhibition: Generation of the the Place: Image, Memory and Fiction in the Baltics
Curator: Vytautas Michelkevičius
Artists: Arnis Balčus (LV), Ugnius Gelguda (LT), Marge Monko (EST) Krista Mölder (EST), Robertas Narkus ja Milda Zabarauskaitė (LT), Kaspars Podnieks (LV), Rimas Sakalauskas (LT), Tadas Sarunas (LT), Laura Toots (EST), Sigrid Viir (EST)
Time: 8 October – 20 November 2011, Wed–Sun at 12 am – 6 pm
Venue: Tallinna Kunstihoone
Address: Vabaduse väljak 8
Info phone: +372 6 44 29 07
Ticket information: 2.50 EUR / 1.50 EUR

The exhibition is a part of the project Re:Searching the Baltics, aimed at reviewing photography used by Baltic artists born in the 1970–80s. Grown up in the shift of two eras, this generation still has vivid memories from the early Soviet childhood, mixed with the experience from the teen years in rapidly changing Post-Soviet environment. The exhibition has participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Description of the Guided Tour

The guide introduces exhibitions in Tallinn Art Hall and Freedom Square tunnel (The Experimental Gallery), as well as lens-based art in general. The duration of one guided tour is 45–90 minutes.

  • Gathering in Tallinn Art Hall.
  • Short introduction to the Tallinn Month of Photography.
  • What is lens-based art?
  • Short introduction to the exhibition.
  • A walk through the exhibition with a guide introducing more closely up to five works and explaining how to read a photo and lens-based art by analysing an illustrative art piece. The guide also introduces the techniques of dialogical approach of seeing, or visual thinking (depending on the size and interest of the group). In agreement with the teacher, the students observe a work of their choice by the agency of photo month education worksheet.
  • Gathering for questions and answers, for discussion and sharing emotions again.
  • The tour ends in the Experimental Gallery where it is possible to continue to make acquaintance with various interactive machines.

To arrange a guided tour in Tallinn Art Hall, please write at least 5 days before the tour! Also, please note in your e-mail what kind of student group and for how many students you want the tour to be.
The price of guided tour for one student is 1.50 EUR. For teacher or team supervisor, the admission is free.

Guided Tours in the Estonian History Museum
Exhibition: Captured in a Blink: Estonian Photography 1850–1912
Curators: Merilis Roosalu and Tõnis Liibek
Time: 7 October 2011 – 4 March 2012
Venue: Estonian History Museum, Great Guild Hall
Address: Pikk 17
Ticket information: museum ticket
Organizers: Estonian History Museum, Estonian Photographic Heritage Society
Guided tours: Merilis Roosalu,, +3726228654

Exhibition about Estonian photography from the first known pictures from the 1850s until the birth of Estonian cinematography in 1912.

Guided Tours in Kumu Art Museum
Exhibition: BEYOND (Look at my face: my name is Might Have Been; I am also called No More, Too Late, Farewell.)
Curator: Adam Budak
Artists: Helena Almeida, John Baldessari, Becky Beasely, Iñaki Bonillas, Stefan Burger, Miriam Böhm, Banu Cennetoglu, Sunah Choi, Haris Epaminonda, Dénes Farkas, Geoffrey Farmer, John Gerrard, Caroline Heider, Anette Kelm, Elad Lassry, Tatiana Lecomte, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Marlo Pascual, Alexandre Singh
Time: 7 October 2011 – 8 January 2012
Venue: Kumu Art Museum
Address: Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1
Contact: +3726026000
Ticket information: Kumu exhibition ticket
Guided tours and educational programme:

The exhibition compiled by internationally reknown curator Adam Budak is going to foreground a self-reflexive nature of the photographic medium and its current condition – as well as its conditionality: what makes photography possible; what makes it work; how photography continuously contributes to the architecture of the image and goes BEYOND.


7 October 2011 – 8 January 2012