28 August 2011


Street Art in Tallinn
Anton (EST), Keuz (FRA), Yusk (BRA), Joys (ITA), Peeta (ITA), Made (ITA), Multistab (EST, Tone (POL), Honet (FRA)

KONT is festival arranged for the second time, bringing street art to the people of Tallinn. Street art have not yet emerged widely in Estonia, probably due to strong law enforcement and bureaucratic obstacles.

The crew behind KONT have created a concept that was possible to get permission for. Eight shipping containers were placed on the urban shoreline at Kalasadam, providing painting space for an impressive selection of international artists. Estonia's own street art heroes Multistab are on the visit list as well. Unfortunately the containers were due to be removed after only two weeks. But the crew had put together a very interesting program during those two weeks. Each artist stayed for two days to do his work, and each artist held an artist talk for the public.

Unfortunately I was only able to visit the site in the beginning of the period. But I am hoping this turns into an annual happening. Here are some impressions:

Work by Anton and Keuz
The Kont installation in Kalasadam. The obligatory 24/7 security guard makes sure nobody gets hurt by the containers.

Work by Yusk
Finished work by Joys

Work in progress by Peeta and Made
Work in progress by Peeta and Made

Work by Yusk
Work by Yusk

Work by Yusk and Joys