Creating Common Ground Among Minority and the Majority Through Artistic Practice in Estonia

  • Abstract:

    The presentation uses the case of Estonia as an example to explore the relations between two main ethnic or language speaker groups, Estonians and Russians. Estonia with other East European countries has often been labelled in terms of nationalism particularistic and ethnic. However, the concept is rather political than analytical. The distinction can be valid between states rather than between world regions. Moreover, even strongly national celebrations could paradoxically attract and include minorities. I will use the examples of my artistic practise.