Britta ist in Schloss

Little visual raport of what is happening in Wien. Dystopic Austria is happening. Lot of experimental works on progress. Using second-hand artworks, copied pictures from touristic books and placing well-known historical architectural objects to posthuman landscape. Long live Kafka....
Wien! Artist-in-Residence!

Wien! Artist-in-Residence!

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Grateful as can be – from October to December I was chosen to the art-residency at Wien with Kulturkontakt AIR-program:

Scala cromatica @ Budapest

Scala cromatica @ Budapest <--- new offset-lithography

In collaboration of Hungarian and Estonian artists a project “Scala cromatica” was founded: Introduction An exhibition in Patyolat, Budapest: https://www.facebook.com/events/230602400949223/ In this exhibition I present my new art concept first time – Dystopic Tallinn will be exhibited as a total installation in my solo-exhibition next year. The first offset-lithographies were printed this summer at Ubu Noir studio, having seven layers of colors – was great to print with master Lauri...

Autumn 2018: back to school

Shortly, Britta Benno is now in doctoral school at Estonian Academy of Arts, Art and Design facility PhD program.  Artistic research + artwork -> here I start. — >   “Estonian Contemporary Printmaking Female Artists: identities, mediums,...
Summer 2018: Serigraphy workshop @ Muhu Print 4

Summer 2018: Serigraphy workshop @ Muhu Print 4

We organised Muhu Print 4th time this year. 22 artists from Estonia and abroad gathered on Muhu island, A.I. Art residency to work together with printmaking materials. This time it was extra-tough for me as not only organising the event in general, I organised the main workshop, serigraphy introducing and practising workshop for the participants. Cyanotype workshop was leaded by Kadri Toom, the event in general was organised by Lembe Ruben. For the workshop I started from building up a whole screeprinting studio equipment suitable for transporting to 20 artists working in the wild nature.  The preparations were massive, including building a brand new light-table and screenprint frames, but the end result was great! Lot of many-layered works were produced in Muhu on many different materials. Artists with different knowledge and experience-level did beautiful experiments on site, also mixing the techniques with cyanotype and other mediums. As intended! Thank you, Mari, for being my assistent in Muhu! We had a great office there! Thank you, my husband, for turning out to be so skillful carpenter! Thank you, Kadri and Lembe, for organising such a succesful workshop + the exhibitions after! Õpetajate Maja, Tallinn: https://www.facebook.com/events/2126890237577230/ Tartu Trükimuuseum, Tartu: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964991023594536/ Thank You: Kultuurkapital, EKL, A.I. Kunstitalu, EVÜ, Grafodroom, borrowed...
Spring 2018 report

Spring 2018 report

As every spring, Tallinn Art Hall composed an enourmous group exhibition “Kevadnäitus 2018” https://www.kunstihoone.ee/programm/juubelikevad-2018/ There was my two big etching presented: “Inhale” and “Exhale” from the series “Breath. Rhythm II”. Being art teacher, the spring is the most intensive time. Many courses ended up as student exhibitions. At the Estonian Academy of Arts, my drawing course for the III BA was about private spaces. We visited each other homes – my home and students places. Sketches done on our  chambered meetings at homes and  the artworks of the experience were presented as an exhibition at Draakon Underground Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/events/182772162368340/permalink/183857152259841/ With the VHK Art School students we participated in Tallinn XV Print Triennal Children and Youth Printmaking exhibition at the Tallinn Art School. Many months of extra printing classes were done with students at the Grafodroom studio. We printed works in linocut, screenprint and drypoint techniques. There was also the works of graduation presented as an exhibition by the art class of VHK Art School, placed in our own dear Olevimäe classrooms. I´m happy with my students graphic works, that I instructed. Series of etchings and screenprint were made. https://www.facebook.com/events/978439762331328/ Giving a printmaking workshop for children in Evald Okas Museum at Haapsalu, is already a tradition for me. This time I had beautiful screenprinting workshop there: http://www.evaldokasemuuseum.ee/eng/courses/index.html Due to the Tallinn Print Triennal I was also invited to make printmaking workshops at Kumu Art museum. It was pleasure to give drypoint, linocut and screenprint workshop on three Sundays:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1701772316597147/ I also had a week-long printmaking artcamp for students at Kumu Art Museum – that was quite a challenge! But I taught 4 techniques in 5 days with 16 children.. Rough...
Living Space, Melbourne

Living Space, Melbourne

http://www.ruum.org/  <— all and more about the project! Intense and inspirational time at the other side of the Earth was succesful in many ways. My etchings cought a lot of great feedback. Sharing living space (and “Living.Space”) three weeks with admirable artists Mall Nukke, Maria-Kristina Ulas and Ulvi Haagensen, hosted by the organisors and curators, dearest Bernadette Pilli and Katrin Repnau was very special experience. Artist talk at Red Gallery, Melbourne   Exhibition Living Space is first of its kind to bring a selection of contemporary Estonian art practices to Australian audiences   The concept of being is seen as the experiences of physical or psychological places we either inhabit or visit. These states of experiences or spaces we transit through also carry geopolitical, historical, social, economic, material, physical or religious implications. Often in these states of habitation we rely on the automatic performances of our invisible and private rituals to aid in the process of repositioning and adaptating. The connections between the spaces and states of being do not go unnoticed by the artists and emerge through their practice into a fascinating display of observations. Living Space includes works from variety of art practices and different generations, making it diverse in used media and practices. Through contemporary Estonian art and women artists, the exposition celebrates the contemporary Estonian and their living space. What does home/homeland mean or what role does it play in contemporary Estonian society? What are the roles or rituals we subconsciously perform or inhabit, through which we give meaning to our living space? I had also a lecture there: Britta Benno lecture “Contemporary Estonian Printmaking...