Art fair Foto Tallinn 2021 took place at Kai Art Center from September 2nd to 5th, introducing artists, galleries and project spaces based in Belgium, Côte D’Ivoire, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands and South Africa. The fair featured 27 displays introducing the works by 37 artists.
The 10th edition of Foto Tallinn was visited by close to 900 people with more than 300 visitors taking part in the events of the fair’s public programme – book presentations, panel discussions tours etc. 33 artworks by 13 local and international artists were sold at the fair.
Partners of Foto Tallinn 2021 were Luminor, Sunly and Artproof. Luminor bank acquired three artworks by Paul Kuimet from his series Crystal Grid (2020) from the fair selection and the artworks will be gifted to Luminor’s customers during the autumn. In addition to the acquisition, Luminor organised a webinar on art investments as part of the fair programme. The renewable energy company and clean-tech investor Sunly selected three artworks from Foto Tallinn to be included in the company’s art collection. Sunly’s selection was Feeling With the Water Jelly (2020) and Seeing Sea, Foam, Salt and Other Layers (2021) by Kristina Õllek and It seems so long time ago, but it’s not (2020) by Vytautas Kumža. Artproof in collaboration with True Vue Inc. sponsored a 3,000-euro production grant for one participating artist to present a new project at the fair. The recipient of the grant was Irish-Dutch artist Phelim Hoey who introduced his project La Machine at Foto Tallinn.
Foto Tallinn 2021 was organised collaboratively by the Estonian Union of Photography Artists and the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center. The fair is one of the main events of the 6th Tallinn Photomonth contemporary art biennial.
Foto Tallinn would like to thank all of the participants, visitors, supporters and partners.
Foto Tallinn 2021. Photo by Rait Tuulas