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Kogo Gallery organises a fundraising campaign

11/05/2021 by Karin Kahre

We are organising a fundraising campaign Gathering at Kogo to enhance the engagement of the community through a more elaborate public programme, to evoke art purchases and support international networking for Estonian artists. The campaign includes an art auction, crowdfunding on Kickstarter, a monthly donations page on Patreon, the opportunity for one-time donations and a call to buy art.

“On one hand, the aim of this campaign is to make art more accessible and exciting for a wider public, on the other hand, we wish to create more opportunities for the artists. In the centre of the campaign, is the art auction featuring works generously donated by artists affiliated with the gallery. For an art enthusiast, this is a rare opportunity – there are several sketches and smaller works at the auction, that are seldom available and are more affordable. Those sketches give a deeper and more intimate look into the thought process and creative work of an artist than a final result, which is polished and packed for the audiences,” said Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova, campaign manager, one of the artists to have donated their work for the auction and member of the board of Kogo Gallery.

Kogo Gallery holds a substantial fundraising campaign to help to fund a number of large-scale endeavours ahead.
The gallery is currently developing its public programme to use contemporary art as means to encourage discussion on various pain points of society. The gallery includes scientists and other experts in the discussion, having already received initial funding for the purpose.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and the wish to be accessible not only for the citizens of Tartu, the gallery is expanding its exhibitions into the virtual space.
Kogo also expands its international presence, for which, participating at Liste Art Fair Basel this autumn gives a great opportunity. Kogo participates at Liste for the first time, presenting the works of two Estonian artists Mari-Leen Kiipli and Eike Eplik.

The campaign includes an art auction, crowdfunding on Kickstarter, a monthly donations page on Patreon that is already open at www.patreon.com/kogogallery, the opportunity for one-time donations and a call to buy art at www.kogogallery.ee.

The auction takes place on June 5 if possible at the Widget Factory in Tartu but certainly virtually. At the auction, there will be 40 sketches and small works by 21 artists from Estonia and abroad with whom the gallery has co-worked over the years. The artists who have kindly donated their work are Eike Eplik, GolfClayderman, Bruno Goosse, Alexei Gordin, Edith Karlson, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kristi Kongi, Paul Kuimet, Xénia Lucie Laffely, Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova, Anna Mari Liivrand, Holger Loodus, Johannes Luik, Martiini, Eva Mustonen, Laura Põld, Anastasia Sosunova, Kadri Toom, Elīna Vītola, Thomas Wattebled, and Amanda Ziemele.

The auction takes place at Aparaaditehas in Tartu, the auction pieces will be presented at a neighbouring gallery Ag47 and the auction itself takes place at Armastuse saal. There are several talks, workshops and networking time in the auction programme.