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The Year 2013 in Review: What changes should be made in the art and cultural world? 0

The year 2014 is here and we have prepared a survey of the many creative intellectuals from the Baltic States, Scandinavia and Russia by asking questions in order to discover which exhibition, film, book, disappointment and surprise has created the most memorable impression of the year 2013. Now it's time to reveal what changes should be made in the art and cultural world for 2014.

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The Year 2013 in Review: Surprise and Disappointment of the Year?

Jana Winderen, Norvegian artist

Inward looking.

Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator of Tallinn Photomonth

Using unpaid (PhD) students as interns.

Milena Hoegsberg, chief curator at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Høvikodden  

Structures that support perpetual underpayment in the field.

Pirkko Siitari, director  of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Finland)

The art world should work more like a community, working together with positive energy to achieve common goals.

Kati Kivinen, curator at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Finland)

The idolization of pointless rushing in the art world – and in our world in general, too! We need more time to think, discuss, write and contemplate, without the feeling of haste.

Suvi Saloniemi, curator at the Helsinki Design museum

Maybe the borders between the disciplines should be abolished for one year?

Sune Nordgren, Swedish art curator

Artists should be paid like football players.

Tanel Veenre, Estonian jewellery artist

Overpricing, hype and art that doesn't matter.

Marge Monko, Estonian artist

It's getting better, but there is still a lot to do in terms of establishing fees for showing work in exhibitions, and improving social guarantees for artists.

Mark Raidpere, Estonian artist

Less talk about art. More art to talk about.

Dmitry Khenkin, co-owner of Moscow's gallery Тriumph (Russia)

What should change is the attitude of the public to contemporary art.