MOKS

MoKS – Center for Art and Social Practice, is a non-profit artist-run project space in Estonia situated in the rural community of Mooste. We are located 40km southeast of Tartu and 20km west of the Russian border. With its diverse approach and open atmosphere, MoKS holds a unique position within the Estonian and greater European cultural context.

The MoKS “guest studio” was opened in 2001 as an organization dedicated to local and international cooperation in the fields of arts and environmental research in the rural context of post-soviet Estonia. Apart from managing the residency program our activities range from hosting an international arts symposium to educational workshops for artists and the local youth.

The MoKS studios are located in the newly renovated space of the manor house of the old Mooste farming estate. With its broad scope and focused environment, MoKS is the only project of its kind in Estonia.

MoKS (MTÜ Mooste KülalisStuudio) on asutatud jaanuaris 2001. MoKS asutati eesmärgiga rajada Lõuna-Eestisse Mooste alevikku külalisateljee, mis oleks avatud kõikidele loomeinimestele, eelistamata rahvust ja harrastatavat kunstivaldkonda. 2001. aasta kevadest kasutame Mooste mõisa endise valitsejamaja ruume. Samast ajast alates oleme sealsamas korraldanud paljusid kultuuriüritusi ja kunstinäituseid. 2002. aasta augustist on avatud ka külalisateljee. Praeguseks on Mooste KülalisStuudio tegevusvaldkond ja kontaktide arv üle maailma tunduvalt laienenud. Peale külaliskunstnike võõrustamise tegeleme ka erinevate kultuuriürituste, loengute ja õpitubade korraldamisega, rajamisel on meedialabor, kunstiraamatukogu ja videoarhiiv.

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