Grimm’s Fairy Tales | Exhibition of Estonian Illustrators

Grimm’s Fairy Tales | Exhibition of Estonian Illustrators

In Nordic countries, stories have always been told during the long, dark winter nights. So it has been in Estonia. And although Estonian children’s literature is living its own kind of golden age at the moment, artists rarely have the opportunity to illustrate classic fairy-tale books.

The 59 illustrations done by 20 Estonian artists at this exhibition have been inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales – ones that have been the closest to the artists’ own hearts. Some illustrators are already known even in Hungary from previous exhibitions and (children's) books.

Exhibiting artists: Sveta Aleksejeva, Anu Kalm, Kristi Kangilaski, Kadi Kurema, Anne Linnamägi, Regina Lukk-Toompere, Ülle Meister, Tiia Mets, Jüri Mildeberg, Piret Mildeberg, Gerda Märtens, Viive Noor, Juss Piho, Anne Pikkov, Tiina Mariam Reinsalu, Ulla Saar, Kertu Sillaste, Maarja Vannas, Urmas Viik, Catherine Zarip

The exhibition acquired a very multifaceted character starting with the artists, the youngest of which are just beginning their creative careers, and the oldest of which have managed to leave a noteworthy impression on Estonian art history in the years they have been active. Yet, as always with fairy tales: Each will find their own. 

Curator: Viive Noor
  • Venue: Deák17 Youth Art Gallery - 1052 Budapest Deák Ferenc street 17. I. floor 
  • Online opening: 11. 09. 2020 5 pm. Opening speech by Viive Noor illustrator, curator of the exhibition. You can follow the opening only on the Facebook or watch it later on the gallery's YouTube channel. 
  • On view: 12. 09. 2020 - 22. 10. 2020 (Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00,on Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00.)
The exhibition was organized in cooperation with Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
  • Due to the pandemic please pay attention to the following: cover your mouth and nose with a mask or scarf; please wash your hands or use hand sanitizers at the entrance; up to 10 people can stay in the galleryspace at a time; keep at least a 1.5 meters distance from other people)
  • The exhibition is closed on 19th Sept, as there is an other online programme related to Estonia - Children Around the World; and on 17th Oct can be visited only 1 pm-6pm.