Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.
Contemporary art festival ART IST KUKU NU UT organizers are glad to announce the guest-curator of this year's festival: CHRIS FITZPATRICK.
On 23th of January at 7 PM there will be a sneak preview to this year's ART IST KUKU NU UT art festival by Rael Artel, and lecture by the festival's guest-curator Chris Fitzpatrick, held at Ptarmigan project space. Wine and hospitality will be provided.Programme:
7 PM Gathering and wine
7.15 Rael Artel and welcoming words, introduction of the Festival's program and announcement of the stipend KUKU NUNNU.
7.30 Guest-curator Chris Fitzpatrick's (San Francisco / Antwerpen) presentation of his practices.
Chris Fitzpatrick (b. New York, 1978) has been working as an independent curator in San Francisco, California. He has organized various exhibitions and events for venues including Palazzo Ducale, Genova; Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City; Oakland Museum of California; the Exploratorium, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, amongst others. Fitzpatrick has been awarded residencies by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, the Banff Centre, Alberta, and FIAC/Fondation d’enterprise Ricard, Paris.
Fitzpatrick’s writing and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications, including Rite Editions, Pazmaker, Mousse Magazine, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, as well as exhibition catalogs and books. Most recently, Fitzpatrick has been on the curatorial board for the Present Future section of Artissima 18, Turin. From February 2012 on he starts working as an artistic director of Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium.
The event, Chris Fitzpatrick's trip and lecture is supported by CEC ArtsLink, Cultural Endowement of Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts and Ptarmigan.