Kai Art Center opens its doors this Friday in a former submarine construction complex at Port Noblessner. The building, constructed more than a century ago and now under heritage protection, includes an exhibition space, a 100-seat auditorium, a co-working space for art institutions, and from October, an international residency programme. Several restaurants will open on Kai first floor in October.


Kai Art Center’s inaugural exhibition, “Let the field of your attention…. soften and spread out,” is part of the Tallinn Photomonth contemporary art biennial. The exhibition is open from September 21st to December 1st, 2019.

September in Kai Art Center

September 20th, 7pm. Sunset performance by Raphaele Shirley (US) at 7.28pm in front of Kai Art Center. Shirley will create an ephemeral outdoor sculpture as a temporary landmark for Kai, visible from land, sea and air. The piece will be introduced by musicians Katariin Raska and Anna-Liisa Eller. The performance is followed by a public opening of the inaugural exhibition ‘Let the field of your attention…. soften and spread out’, curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo.


September 21st to September 22nd, 12pm-9pm. Guided tours at the exhibition in Estonian, English and Russian. Entry with the exhibition ticket.


Tours at 1pm, 4pm, 6pm in Estonian, 2pm and 5pm in Russian and 3pm in English.

September 27th to September 29th, 12pm-9pm. Art fair Foto Tallinn. The fair will present the latest works by 35 Estonian and international artists, including photographs, video art, and spatial installations.


Foto Tallinn’s diverse programme includes artist talks, panel discussions, seminars, performances, book launches and curated tours of the fair. Tours are held in Estonian, English and Russian.


See the full programme of Foto Tallinn.