8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial


The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial “Translucency” took place at Kai Art Center, 29.05–15.08.2021.

The international contemporary craft exhibition was curated by Danish glass artist and art historian Stine Bidstrup. The exhibition included various fields of applied art and focused on the critical potential of translucency in contemporary craft.

In addition to the main exhibition the triennial’s programme featured a number of satellite events: tours with the curator and exhibition guides as well as other thematic exhibitions.


The triennial invites visitors to tours of the exhibition led by participating Estonian artists. In August, the triennial welcomes visitors to both Estonian and Russian language guided tours, which also feature artists, who introduce their creative processes and impulses. On Wednesday, 4 August at 18.00 the curator’s assistant Keiu Krikmann will introduce the exhibition together […]


Videos of the exhibition “Translucency” open at the Kai Art Center are available for viewing, featuring participating artists discussing their works. The videos that supplement the international main exhibition of the 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial discuss the central concept of the show, translucency and reveal how artists have interpreted the idea. The videos feature […]


The catalogue of the 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial is now available HERE. The catalogue is introduced by the curator of the exhibition Stine Bidstrup, discussing the central concept of the show, translucency, followed by an overview of all the participating artists as well as high quality photos of the artworks. Additionally, the publication features […]