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Art Walk: The Conqueror’s Eye: Lisa Reihana’s In Pursuit of Venus

Art Walk: The Conqueror’s Eye: Lisa Reihana’s <i>In Pursuit of Venus</i>

Time: 24.11.19  15:00–15:45
Location: Kumu exhibition spaces
Price: museum admission

The exhibition focuses on Lisa Reihana’s powerful video work In Pursuit of Venus , which represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 20 17. The point of departure for In Pursuit of Venus is formed by the visual materials of the 19th century and the colonialist view of nature and colonial populations. Similar examples exist in the Baltic-German pictorial legacy.

The Kumu Art Museum offers you a great opportunity to spend your leisure time in a vibrant artistic space. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer a special drop-in guided tour that will introduce one of our latest exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.

At Kumu, you can explore art from the end of the 18th century up to the freshest art works, straight from artists’ studios to exhibition halls. Half of the rotating exhibitions deal with Estonian art, and the other half are international in scope. Kumu itself is a magnificent building, created to surprise and impress its visitors. It is located between the Baroque-style Kadriorg park and the Lasnamäe suburb, with its panel blocks of flats. Being the biggest art space in Estonia, Kumu’s role is to be both an educational and entertainment centre, a booster of art and artistic life, a place for reflection, and a creator and interpreter of meanings.

On the last Sunday of every month at 3 pm (NB! check the exact schedule, because national holidays might effect this!).

The meeting point is at the museum ticket office.
Duration 45 min

Lisa Reihana. In Pursuit of Venus. Video still. 2015–2017. Courtesy of the artist