About

Anne Rudanovski

Anne Rudanovski is an Estonian sculptor and art professor.
Educated at the Estonian Academy of Arts from 1984-1990, her work is characterized by an immersion in the symbolism of man-made material paper as a symbol of culture. In 2019, she spent six months travelling around the world to document and study the disappearing art of handmade paper production in the traditional 'paper countries' of the world (China, Japan, Korea etc). An example of her recent work is a series of exhibitions exploring and questioning the meanings of the book as a format, the first of which, 'Appreciated and Abandoned Books I. The Repository', was held at the Kondas Centre in 2017, focusing on the fate of thousands of printed reference works. This was followed by "AA II. Vanishing Time (2018), "AA III. The Need to Forget" (2018), "AA IV. Reading I-II" (2021).

- Professor at the Sculpture Department of the Pallas School of Art since 2014
- Founder of the Paper Museum (now www.typa.ee) 2010
- Estonian Origami Centre SATORI founder 2020
- A Guinness World Record holder: Together with her students, created the world's largest mosaic of used batteries, 2017

Anne Rudanovski on Eesti skulptor ja kunstiõppejõud, kes on hariduse omandanud Eesti Kunstiakadeemias 1984–1990. Tema loomingut iseloomustab süvenemine inimtekkelise materjali paberi kui kultuuri sümbolisse. 2019. aastal viibis pooleaastasel ümbermaailmareisil, et dokumenteerida ja uurida kadumisohus käsitsi paberivalmistamist traditsioonilistes „pabeririikides" nagu näiteks Hiina, Jaapan, Korea. Viimastel aastatel on Anne Rudanovskil sündinud raamatu formaadi tähendusi uurivate ja küsimusi püstitavate näituste seeria. Esimene väljapanek „Hinnatud ja hüljatud raamatud I. Varamu“, kus fookuses oli teatmeteoste saatus, toimus 2017 Kondase keskuses. Järgnesid „HH II. Aja kadumine“ (2018), „HH III. Unustamise vajadus“ (2018) ja „HH IV. Lugemine I-II“ (2021). Tema teoste mõtestatud materjalikäsitlus ning meisterlikkus tõukub (seondub) Idamaisest mõttelaadist.

- Professor Kõrgema Kunstikooli Pallas skulptuuriosakonnas alates aastast 2014
- Paberimuuseumi asutaja (tänaseks www.typa.ee) 2010
- Eesti Origami Keskus SATORI asutaja 2020
- Guinnessi rekordi omanik, koos üliõpilastega valmis maailma suurim kasutatud patareidest mosaiik, 2017



Selected public works

2017 - The largest battery mosaic. Guinness record
2016-17 - Experimental Paper Theatre Show in Tartu New Theatre, Estonia
2015 - Modular sculpture for Tartu City Museum (with A-L. Unt), Estonia
2014 - New Angle. Modular sculpture for Tartu City Museum, Estonia



Selected Exhibitions of recent years

2021 – Installation Time Folds. Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale, Fengxian Museum, Shanghai
2021 – Life in Decline. Collective exhibition, curator: Francisco Martínez, Estonian Mining Museum
2021 – Postal Artist Books Exhibition. Oficina Cultural Oswald Andrade, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2021 – Appreciated and Abandoned Books IV. Reading I-II. Solo exhibition, Kondas Center, Estonia
2020 – Estonians Around the World. Solo exhibition. University of Tartu Library, Estonia
2020 – Tartu Interdistsiplinaar. Three-dimensional poster art, Estonia
2019 – Where we met. Solo exhibition, TYPA Gallery, Estonia
2018 – Appreciated and Abandoned Books III. Forgetting. Solo exhibition. TYPA Gallery, Estonia
2018 – Appreciated and Abandoned Books II. Vanishing Time. Gallery Vikman, Finland
2018 – Estonian and Serbian artist travelling exhibition. Bela Palanka Gallery Remesiana, Serbia
2018 – 100 sculptures. Vaal Gallery, Estonia
2018 – Hundreds of books. Estonian National Library, Estonia
2017 – Appreciated and Abandoned Books I. Treasury. Kondase Centre, Viljandi, Estonia
2017 – The Tribute to medieval masters. Solo exhibition, St John Church, Tartu, Estonia
2016 – Mikä juttu? Galleria Päivölängellaria, Mänttä, Finland
2016 - Mission. Lüneburg Kultur Bäckerei, Germany
2015 – The International Paper Art Exhibition. Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 – Language of Body. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2015 – Homage to Arvo Pärt. Tallinn, Katarina church, Estonia
2014 – Art of Walking, vol.5/ 001-003. Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1987 first exhibition