Lugemik 100 Books — Exhibition and book launches

Hooray! At Page Not Found we celebrate 100 publications by the Estonian publisher Lugemik with a brand new alternating exhibition!

The exhibition presents all the 100 titles published by Lugemik in 2010–2022. On the occasion of the show Lugemik publishes its 100th book – a catalogue consisting of one page from each title Lugemik has published so far. Every week an artist from the recent publications by Lugemik will transform the project space of Page Not Found for the duration of a week. A program of book launches by the contributing artists takes place correspondingly.

The alternating exhibition presents work of the artists:

Kristina Õllek, 2–8 December 2022

Marge Monko, 9–15 December 2022

Lene Baadsvig Ørmen, 16–22 December 2022

Dear Friend, 14–19 January 2023

and Erika Hock, 21–29 January 2023

On 2 December we open the exhibition and kick off with the book launch of Kristina Õllek’s newest publication “Filter Feeders, Double Binds and Other Blooms”. On 14 January Sandra Nuut and Ott Kagovere of Dear Friend launch the “Dear Friend Catalogue”, and on 21 January we present a double book launch of Erika Hock’s “Functionality and Fiction” and “Female Fame”.

About Lugemik

Lugemik is an independent publishing initiative based in Tallinn, Estonia, founded in 2010 by graphic designer Indrek Sirkel and artist Anu Vahtra. In 2013, Lugemik opened its first bookshop on the premises of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) and in 2020, its second location under Tallinn Art Hall.

Lugemik is currently run by Indrek Sirkel. Indrek Sirkel (b. 1984) is a graphic designer, educator and publisher based in Tallinn. In 2015, he became the head of the Department of Graphic Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) and in 2020 was elected to be the professor of Graphic Design. Since September 2022 he is a junior researcher and a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of EKA.

About the artists

Kristina Õllek (b. 1989) is a visual artist based in Tallinn. She works in the field of photography, video, and installation, investigating representational processes, geological matter, aquatic ecosystems, and the human-made environment. Õllek’s works have been exhibited at A Tale of A Tub (Rotterdam), Laurel Project Space (Amsterdam), Le Lieu Unique (Nantes), and Screen City Biennial (Stavanger), amongst others.

Marge Monko (b. 1976) is a visual artist who lives and works in Tallinn. Monko works with photography, video, and installation. Her works are inspired by historical images and theories of psycho-analysis, feminism, and visual culture. She works as a professor in the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (b. 1984) lives and works in Oslo. Solo exhibitions include: Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2020), Billedhoggerforeningen, Oslo (2019), Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (2016), Kunstnerforbundet (2016), UKS (2015), Kunsthall Stavanger (2015), and Another Space, Copenhagen (2014).

Erika Hock (b. 1981) examinates the physical and the socio-cultural function of temporary architectures. Her mostly spacious installations are exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions and have been shown in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Marta Herford, WIELS Brussels, Loop Seoul and the Salzburger Kunst-verein, among others.

Ott Kagovere (b. 1983) of Dear Friend is a Tallinn-based graphic designer and the head of the Department of Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Sandra Nuut (b. 1987) of Dear Friend is a curator at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (ETDM). Her work includes writing, lecturing and curatorial projects in the design field. Previously she worked at the Estonian Academy of Arts and New York based gallery Chamber.

Visit

The exhibition runs from 2 December 2022 to 29 January 2023, and is open for visits during our regular opening times, Wednesday through Sunday, 13:00-18:00.