Estonia is a country that continues to lead the way with progress for contemporary artists both locally and internationally. A new contemporary art center will showcase the best talents from around the world as a new cultural hub, that will include a 100 seat theatre. This coming friday the Kai Art Center will open it’s doors at a place that was once a former submarine factory in Tallinn’s Noblessneri sadam (Port Noblessner). The new center will be the first permanent home for Estonian contemporary art, and will act as a innovative cultural hub for both local and international art in Estonia. The center was spearheaded by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center and the former submarine factory is a 100-year-old heritage-protected building.
Estonia and Contemporary Art
Tallinn’s Noblessneri Sadam Historic Architecture
The Noblessneri building, was originally built in 1912 by Emanuel Nobel and Arthur Lessner. As, a national heritage site, the building was restored and renovated according to the vision of KAOS Architects.