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Exhibition ‘Grow Up Get Over It’

We kindly invite you to an exhibition ‘Grow Up Get Over It’ by Kelli Gedvil, Robin Ellis Meta and Kristen Rästas.

Opened 11.06-19.06.2021
Every day 2pm-7pm

The group exhibition presents three artists who explore ways to present oneself as a contemporary artist in a scene that is success oriented yet fragile in terms of sustainability. The self-ironic undertone of the exhibition comes from a reflection on the cultural world, where artists often don’t have social security, but are expected to work for free. Unavailability of a seriously functioning salary system, being constantly misunderstood within the work field and the never ending blinding race to success creates conditions where one can easily lose touch with their true self and choose to live the life of a persona instead. This will eventually build up to a desire to keep and live up to the appearance of the fiction. The artists have dealt with this, turned it around, and manifested an alternative source of inspiration. The displayed video installations act as self-portraits of each artist by honestly showing a side of themselves that would normally be expected to be kept hidden. By doing this, they reclaim their individuality. The digitality of the exhibited artworks, whether fully implemented in the medium or just slightly hinted at, promotes a hope for a change within the system that inflicts burnout. Having abandoned more traditional methods of creation, the artists’ self-portraits are accompanied by sculptural artworks, often being created with ready-made objects that enter ordinary life by being amplified in the context of the exhibition. By taking a microscopic look onto the skin one lives in, with all of its imperfections, they communicate about accepting the uncanny and the awkward. Everyday idiosyncratic social interactions and other true life happenings have influenced a visual language that makes jokes about oneself while being kind of serious simultaneously. Finding joy and pleasure in creation is the answer to overcoming the hardships of this chosen career path and to keep on going.

Thanks to Rebel Art Management, Ottjörg A.C., Ian Simon Märjama, Egle Ehtjen, Andreas Baudisch, Lukas Liese.
Exhibition is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Past events

Video screening of Alexei Gordin

Alexei Gordin who is the current residency artist of roam will have a video screening of his works on Friday, the 19th of March from 8pm to 22pm starting in every half an hour. The approximate run time is 19min.
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Alexei Gordin started his residency from the first of March and this pop-up event is a part of his stay at roam. The primary subject of Alexei Gordin’s artistic practice is absurdly stereotypical thinking and behavior patterns of people in contemporary society. For Gordin, capitalism is nothing but objectifying different aspects of life, exalting commodity into the status of god. His answer is to visualize possible absurd situations where the artist gets objectified. These situations get drawn from his own fears, displeasures and inner experiences of being a contemporary artist, that intertwine with wider questions of global mass culture and social dysfunctions.

Alexei Gordin will present the following video works: Untitled (2020), Art and Capitalism (2018), Red Dot Crash (2019), Fashion Show (2019), One man parade (2017), Introduction to silence (2018), Victim (2018) and About the beauty (2018).

The screening will take place at roam, Lindenstraße 90, Berlin. The videos can be viewed either inside or outside of the project space through a large window. Please mind the current corona restrictions: keep a safe distance of at least 1,5m of each other. It’s allowed to have one person watching the screening from the inside and three people from the outside at once.

Supported by Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Embassy in Berlin, Kogo gallery, Goethe Institute, Estnisch-Deutscher Kunstaustausch and Rebel Art Management.