Telling Tales. Swiss and Baltic Artists
|Location:||Kumu exhibition spaces|
5th floor, Gallery of Contemporary Art
The exhibition includes artists that create national heritage and socio-political history, as well as fictional stories and myths. The artists are connected by the collective history of storytelling, but also by the context of personal narratives. Today, the focus in the humanities has moved almost entirely from great narratives to details, i.e. micro-histories, which has given new life to storytelling. The artists highlight ephemeral phenomena, fragments and seemingly unimportant details, which, on closer inspection, reveal various microcosms, historical fragments and positions that today’s world would not notice otherwise.
The curator, Felicity Lunn, has invited the following artists and artistic duos to participate in the exhibition: Eglė Karpavičiūtė (Lithuania), Petra Köhle/Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin (Switzerland), Laurent Kropf (Switzerland), Paulis Liepa (Latvia), Dainius Liškevičius (Latvia), Lutz & Guggisberg (Switzerland), Marge Monko (Estonia), Katrīna Neiburga (Latvia), Sandrine Pelletier (Switzerland) and Liina Siib (Estonia).
Curator: Felicity Lunn (CentrePasquArt)
Exhibition designers: Eve Arpo and Grete Veskiväli
Graphic designer: Kätlin Tischler
Exhibition organisers: the CentrePasquArt – Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Kumu Art Museum, National Gallery of Art (Vilnius) and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
The exhibition will be open at the Kumu Art Museum until 1 February 2015.
Visuals from the exhibition are available in the Art Museum of Estonia’s digital collection.
The exhibition is supported by Pro Helvetia and 4ROOM
We thank the Embassy of Switzerland in Riga and the Honorary Consul in Tallinn.