The celebration of Paldiski 300 is divided into three days – Youth day, Heritage day and History day. The celebrations take place in various points across Paldiski town. On two of the days the Amandus Adamson Atelier Museum will host some of the events.
20.07 – Youth day:
- 17:00 concert by the youth of Lääne-Harju county. Performances by the Vasalemma Arts school, Paldiski Co-education gymnasium, Paldiski russian primary school, Paldiski kindergardens Naerulind and Sipsik
- 19:00 studying in Britain (merilin Mölder, Norman Vester)
- 20:00 Padise Community theatre’s children’s play “Fairy cook” based on the stories by Shirley Barber.
- 21:00 Kinobuss’ showing of the all-family film “Comrade child” based on the autobiographical novels by Leelo Tungel. Directed by Moonika Siimets, language – Estonian. Visitors are advised to bring their own picknick blankets and mosquito deterrent.
21.07 – Heritage day:
- 15:00 Lääne-Harju county’s amateur and guest performers.
- 16:00 Lahepere culture society:
Women’s ensemble Lahepere Lained
Women’s ensemble Laulvad Liivad
Mixed ensemble Lahepere lained
Folk ensemble Möllav Meri
For more information (in Estonian) please visit the Paldiski 300 FB page
During June the museum’s gallery building will house Merle Kannus’ collection of glasspaintings titled “Weeds”.
The series “Weeds” (2015) by Merle Kannus (b.1972) is a collection of pictures based on real-life events and non-events, taking place in Tallinn’s district Lasnamäe in 1985-2001.
Among other things, the exhibition talks about:
– how to make lemonade out of lemons;
– how to turn into your playground everything that isn’t meant to be one;
– how to tell horror stories in a bathroom;
– how to spend all your sugar coupons at once;
. how to wake up one day to find that your friends are playing adult games;
– how to make politics by the means at hand;
– how to insult a neighbour who has just bought a new carpet;
– how to ride a bus.
I haven’t added anything that didn’t happen, but have left out some things that did.
On the 19th of May the Amandus Adamson studiomuseum is once again taking part in the event The night of Museums.
This year the theme is a party in the style of Amandus Adamson.
Once again there will be a unique installation in the museum’s garden – this year’s installation will be titled ‘Salon’ – and there will be a live musical performance.
The night of the museums lasts from 18:00-23:00
On the 1st of May fotographer Annela Samule will open her second exhibition, titled “Stories of a mysterious town”. The exhibition reflect Annela’s vision of Paldiski. If at first she relied on Paldiski’s past as a sealed off city then the more she came into contact with the local people the more her vision changed and the idea of the mysterious town started gaining layers.
All are welcome!
Dear visitors, on the Centennial of the Estonian Republic and the previous day Amandus Adamson’s museum is closed. We wish you a beautiful holiday!
The site specific art project of fire sculptures marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of “Paldiski 300”.
The artistic concept of the project is done by Kaspar Aus who together with the team of local students, volunteers and the Kalev Infantry Battalion will set the installations ablaze on the afternoon of January the 20th.
For Kaspar the dynamic landscape and the many layers of the Paldiski Muula hills is the main source of inspiration. The landscape allows one to travel down a long and winding path and to spread over a large area with a view to the plane from above. The path takes you between hedges to a small plateau, where one can see the sea peeking in between two slopes.
The concept is for one sculpture to run along the landscape symbolising the way person’s life is taking its course (literal translation from Estonian ‘path of life’). The other installation is planned to give an impression of the “building” symbolising the idea that the life take its shape within physical walls we build around us. The two main sculptures will be surrounded by smaller objects marking free flow of energy between the open path and more closed construction of the building.
The forms of the fire sculptures are trying to capture the idea of fire’s omnipresence in human life. Fire symbolises evolution. Burning is a fast movement of particles fuelled by oxygen – a process through which something decays to make space for something new.
The event is free of charge!
Skulptuuride valmimist toetavad:
MTÜ Paldiski Toetusgrupp; Kruunu OÜ; Bauhof; PAKRI Teadus- ja Tööstuspark, Paldiski linn. Kalevi Jalaväepataljon