8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial


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

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

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


The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial opening at the end of May has selected events for its satellite programme. Among more than 20 exhibitions, the selection includes jewellery and glass art, site specific installations and events involving various fields of art. In the spirit of the times, the programme also features many window exhibitions and […]


The graphic design for the 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial was created by Marje and Martin Eelma from the design studio Tuumik Stuudio. Their design blurs the boundaries between materials and environments and features fragments of exhibited artworks. What were some of your first associations with the theme of the triennial, translucency? Layers, steam, water. […]


Tallinn Applied Art Triennial extends the deadline for application to satellite programme until next week. The Triennial welcomes project submissions that relate to its theme, translucency or introduce the field of applied art in other ways until Thursday, 14 January. We kindly ask that you include the date, location and a short description of the […]