EKKM
Art Galleries • Art Museums
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12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 19:00
Thursday
12:00 - 19:00
Friday
12:00 - 19:00
Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
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Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) is a self-established non-profit initiative, that situates itself somewhere between official state-run institutions and artist-run-do-it-yourself venues. It is an unconventional concept of a contemporary art museum that works towards producing, exhibiting, collecting and initiating contemporary art while aiming to alter the prevailing working methods of established art institutions. It was conceived as a tool of self-establishment for younger generation artists, curators and art students. EKKM was founded by Anders Härm, Elin Kard, Neeme Külm and Marco Laimre. EKKM operates from late 2006 as an ex-squat that has now legalised its premises in a previously abandoned ancillary building of Tallinn’s former heating plant, right beside Kultuurikatel and Linnahall. EKKM has been producing exhibitions and collecting art from 2007 and since 2010 has established its regular exhibition season that takes place from April until December.
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Steven
London, UK113 contributions
Jul 2021
Lovely contemporary art museum housed in an old industrial building just a few minutes walk north of the city center in an area that is undergoing renewal.

It has a cool little cafe and a large airy exhibition space.

Really enjoyed the exhibition, “Letters from a Foreign Mind” which had a really good audio guide in English.

Highly recommended.
Written 19 July 2021
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Lasse2
Palanga, Lithuania240 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
A bit too contemporary for me, but it's a nice walk and it's free. So no harm done. A small café on the spot, a few video installations and some plants. That's it.
Written 7 August 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,594 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
From outside, the building looks quite shabby. It is a former office building on a deck of an old boiler house.

On our visit, there was an exhibition change going on and not so much to see.

There is more to see in the boiler house called KultuuriKatel.
Written 23 October 2018
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Urius
Vilnius, Lithuania778 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Take a walk through, it's free. As an artist, I wasn't impressed or intrigued by most of the displays. The building and designs were nice, reusing old spaces gets points. There is really no drawback. It's a decent way to spend some time.
Written 5 June 2018
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Sue W
Bolton, UK183 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Took my teenage girls here. I believe the art changes. They enjoyed it. It is weird, run down building near the sea front.
Written 24 August 2017
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Elena B
Moscow, Russia53 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Not a very touristic place, but that's debatable - everyone is welcome here. There's an art space with exhibitions that you can visit during daytime and a nice party place in the evenings with a pretty good bar with nice prices. Here you'll have a chance to meet some new people, and the backyard is really amazing, though, obviously, it's good only in warm time of the year.
Written 24 November 2016
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EkuTeekivi
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
Jul 2014 • Friends
It's old squatted power plant building, near Linnahall and Kultuurikatel. Now its fully working art museum and a nice bar with great outside yard. At day time u can enjoy Estonian contemporary art and at evenings it goes a music club.
Written 8 July 2014
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ChrisfromLondon
London261 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
Tallinn's Contemporary Art Museum EKKM should not be confused with KUMU, the official Modern Art Museum that Trip Advisor have, for some strange reason, insisted on giving us a picture of above! The Museum of Contemporary Art is where you will see the alternative and contemporary shows that give you some unexpected insights into Tallinn and Estonia. When I was there this August, I was lucky enough to see some amazing video works by Mark Raidpere, the artist chosen to represent Estonia at the Venice Biennale in 2005. I was struck by his video where he jogs around the massive Soviet-style housing estate he grew up on, the soundtrack full of reminiscences in conversations with his parents, and also the juxtaposition of a riot in Tallinn in 2007 with the calm and prosperity to Stockholm. I didn't know about the riots (did you?) and so it made me go read about them. This was the unofficial Tallinn I had wanted to find throughout my trip,and I was glad to get there

But it was difficult to find! If you find Pohja Street on a Tallinn map, it shows a street down by the dock. What it doesn't tell you is that the name covers the whole little enclave from the street down to the dock. If you know that, you should be able to find the museum. Just ask! It's in an abandoned warehouse. This is the website: http://www.ekkm.ee/en/. Sadly, it doesn't have a map! But it's well worth the visit.
Written 4 October 2013
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