EKKM is an abbreviation for Eesti Kaasaegne Muuseum meaning Estonia Contemporary Art Museum. It is situated near the harbour right next to the place where one of the scenes from Andrei Tarkovky’s movie Stalker was shot. There is a silver sign on one of the big pipes, you cannot miss it.
The building looks abandoned and run down but inside you can find an active gallery of contemporary Estonian artists. The public can vote for their favourite piece displayed as once a year, in June, an award ceremony takes place here in the inside yard called Köleri Prize. Best artist of the year receives a scholarship and local bands give a concert to support the event.
You can see other exhibitions from fresh Estonian artists who are on the fringe of contemporary art.
Sometimes you can get lucky and take part in discussion groups about current art shows or a reading group if you’re in Tallinn for a longer stay.
Most of the time the credit card payment is not available, please bring cash with you.