Youth Mode, group exhibition at Tartu Art Museum (Tartmus)


Participating artists: Maria Ader, Helmi Arrak, Krzysztof Bagiński, Egle Budvytyte, artist collective Democracia, Eike Eplik,
Minna Hint, Miguel B. Jaques, Ada  Karczmarczyk, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kiwa, Kaarel Kurismaa, Kulla Laas, Mihkel Maripuu,
Johanna Mudist, Art Nõukas, Jüri Ojaver, Ats Parve, Bruno Peinado, Anastassia Šarõmova, Aap Tepper, Timo Toots,
Leonardo Ulian, Mari Volens, Kristina Õllek.

Curators: Marika Agu, Nele Ambos, Hanna-Liis Kont, Julia Polujanenkova

The purpose of the exhibition is to look at youth as a lifestyle rather than a generational attribute, analyzing at the theme
through both local and international artists’ works. It asks questions about our everyday behaviors, choices and attitudes.
The exhibition is inspired by the discussions that arose in the Estonian media in 2014, in which people attempted
to define and understand the people of the so-called Generation Y who were born between the years 1980–2000.

The exhibition Youth Mode characterises youth in the modern society.
Youth is a lifelong state where the individual asks themselves “how should I live?” over and over again.  Youth is freedom!
The exhibited works are based on keywords that describe youth as a lifestyle, such as hedonism, the rejection of responsibility,
the search for identity, the overabundance of information, the ASAP-regime, cosmopolitanism and the culture of mixing.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, which include the conception of the exhibition, a vocabulary of notions that are
connected with that conception, brief biographies of all the artists involved, photos of the exhibits and texts introducing and
analyzing these exhibits. The authors of the catalogue are Marika Agu, Nele Ambos, Hanna-Liis Kont and Julia Polujanenkova,
the graphic designer is Mariana Hint, translators are Karl Erik Saks and Kelli Põldsalu, editors are Dana Karjatse and Paul Emmet.
The catalogue is in Estonian and English languages.

Artist Ats Parve’s work “Projection” is exhibited in a webgallery at

More information:
Hanna-Liis Kont
Exhibitions’ Department Coordinator
+372 588 17802