Please feel cordially invited to the exhibition ‘Turgor’ opening on December 2nd at 6 pm.
Opening: 2.12.2022, 6 – 9 pm
Christmas event: 10.12.2022, 6 pm
Opening hours: 2.12.2022 – 13.01.2023, Thurs – Sat 4 pm – 7 pm and by appointment
Winter holiday break: 22.12.2022 – 01.01.2023
The immersive room installation ‘Turgor’ by emerging Estonian artists Ilja Jakovlev and Daniil Logovoi walks the visitor inside an entire creative organism filled with questions to which system we should, could or would bow to. In the same way as a biological cell’s membrane and outer wall apply force to one another in the phenomenon called turgor pressure, science and religion have also always challenged each other. The two systems are inherent to human society, being the cornerstones of technological and spiritual development respectively, but throughout time they have ideologically diverged. Between the two a constant pressure exists, as the advancement of one often poses questions about the correctness of the other. By Jakovlev`s and Logovoi`s exhibited paintings and self-built church construction accompanied by immersive lights and sounds, the two confronting systems merge into one and lead us to question the true significance of each.
Ilya Jakovlev (2003) is a young Estonian artist born in Narva, Estonia. He is currently enrolled as a fourth-year student at Tartu Art School in the field of decorating art studies. His works mostly portray a complex mystical and magical world, where everyday aspects of life collide with mythical creatures and with mental and spiritual obstacles. In his work, he touches on mythology, architecture and people’s feelings in a more multifaceted world than we imagine. In recent years he has also been closely studying ethnography and religion as well as trying to imitate and transmit light in various complex lighting conditions such as at dawn or through fog.
Daniil Logovoi (2003) is a young Estonian artist born in Tallinn, Estonia. He is currently in his fourth year of studying illustrative art at the Tartu Art School. Logovoi mostly works with the technique of mixed media. The artist has created a very certain pattern for himself – often refraining from using many colours, using a black background and painting with white to create a clashing contrast between the two. The artist has carried the same pattern of creating a dark atmosphere in his paintings to his latest works.
Graphic design: Carol Soovik
Exhibition is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Embassy in Berlin.
Lindenstraße 91, 10969 Berlin
This Friday 6 pm opens the exhibition “Exercises for Dreamkeeping” in Aparaaditehas, Tartu as part of Tartu Gallery Night!
Exhibition: 25.11.2022 – 27.12.2022 in the balcony gallery of the Widget Factory (Kastani 42, Tartu).
The gallery is open Wed-Sun 12-18.
Participating artists: Laure Catugier, Kelli Gedvil, Alexei Gordin, Kennet Lekko, Marko Mäetamm, Kristen Rästas, Roman-Sten Tõnissoo, Ellen Vene
Curator: Anita Kodanik
“Exercises for Dreamkeeping” focuses on the axis between Estonia and Berlin, which has been increasingly felt in the art scene lately. The group exhibition is a reflection on the artists’ time in Germany during their residencies, and presents work by each artist, either created during their residency or otherwise inspired by their experience in Berlin.
The artists open up the anxieties of leaving and returning, the contradictions of dreams and realities, of experience and perishability, that are inherent in the work in the art field. Together, they examine the realities that artists face when moving from the domestic cultural scene to the wider arena.
In the constant state of arrival and departure, the artists carry with them their work along with spatial experiences, memories, aspirations and expectations. How can we remember the feeling that the pursuit of a dream once gave us? What to do when long-held aspirations and ambitions turn out to be quite different from what we expected? What will become of our fierce but fleeting desires in the future?
In addition to the seven Estonian artists, the exhibition also includes works by German artist Laure Catugier, who is in residence at TYPA this year (October – November). The residency and exhibition is organised by the Berlin roam project space in cooperation with TYPA Tartu and MTÜ Eesti-Saksa Kunstikoostöö.
Supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Goethe Institute
Very excited to announce artist Laure Catugier was chosen for the residency in Tartu, Estonia, organised by MTÜ Eesti-Saksa Kunstikoostöö, roam project space, Berlin (roam projects e.V.) and Printing and Paper Arts Centre TYPA, which kindly accomodates and provides for the residency.
Laure Catugier (1982, Toulouse, France) lives and works in Berlin. As a visual artist with an architectural background, Catugier’s work is connected to the architectural elements of Modernism and the subsequent movements that drew inspiration from it. She explores the diversity of global post-war architecture through residencies around the world. Her research focuses on the social aspect of modernist buildings and in particular on collective housing and its progressive norms, spaces, forms and uses.
Since 2015, she has obtained several residency grants in Germany, Austria, Japan, Russia, Iran, Czech republic, Egypt, Israël, Poland, Estonia, Bolivia and Taiwan. She is the winner of the International Celeste Prize, as well as scholarships from the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Berlin, the Pilecki Institute Warsaw and the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn. Her work has been exhibited internationally (selection) : Liebling Haus – White City center (Tel Aviv), Total Museum (Seoul), In Sonora Festival (Madrid), Artum Foundation (Warsaw), Laznia Contemporary Art Museum (Gdansk), Centraltrack Gallery (Dallas, US), Galerie Weisser Elefant, German-Japanese Cultural Center and Korean Cultural Center in Berlin; Stadtmuseum and Institut Français in Düsseldorf.
Residency is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Goethe Institute, Estonian Embassy in Berlin, German-Estonian Society Berlin e.V., TYPA, MTÜ Eesti-Saksa Kunstikoostöö, roam project space (roam projects e.V.)