The nominees chosen by the museum are five artists, who are permanently residing in Estonia or have Estonian citizenship, based on their works during the last three years. International jury will select a laureate from the nominees who will receive 5,000 euros.

We are glad to announce that the award money of 2011 will be given by Smarten Logistics, a company based on Estonian capital. The audience will also get a chance to pick a favourite from the exhibition. The audience’s favourite will receive 1,000 euros, which will be given by a new gallery with ambitious plans – Temnikova & Kasela. The nominees’ exhibition will also open the EKKM’s European Capital of Culture year’s season of exhibitions. The awards will be given at the gala on May 28.

The nominees chosen by the museum are five artists, who are permanently residing in Estonia or have Estonian citizenship, based on their works during the last three years. International jury will select a laureate from the nominees who will receive 5,000 euros.

We are glad to announce that the award money of 2011 will be given by Smarten Logistics, a company based on Estonian capital. The audience will also get a chance to pick a favourite from the exhibition. The audience’s favourite will receive 1,000 euros, which will be given by a new gallery with ambitious plans – Temnikova & Kasela. The nominees’ exhibition will also open the EKKM’s European Capital of Culture year’s season of exhibitions. The awards will be given at the gala on May 28.

EKKM was founded in 2006 by artists, art students, gallery owners and curators in order to fill the empty place at the Estonian institutional art field and to promote contemporary art on local and international level. EKKM can be called a counter-public institution, which includes many characteristics of a normative public institution, but with the aim to embody a different kind of institution. EKKM is a method of self-instituting, which’s task should be to operate as something “odd” in the sense of a normal public meaning, it should be an unconventional image of the public. In one way EKKM’s aim is to take the place of a missing contemporary art museum in the art field, but in another sense it should ask what a contemporary art museum should be like: what makes a museum and what kind of a museum is possible and necessary.