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Artist talk: Marge Monko (EE) in conversation with Jonna Kina (FI)

Artist talk: Marge Monko (EE) in conversation with Jonna Kina (FI)

Time: 09.11.19  16:00–17:00
Location: Kumu exhibition spaces
Price: museum admission

On Saturday, November 9 at 4pm, an artist talk between Marge Monko and Jonna Kina will be held at the exhibition Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor. The artists will introduce their practice and the background of the works created for the exhibition. The talk will be in English.

Marge Monko (1976) lives and works in Tallinn. She uses photography, video and installation. Most of her works have a link to some historical event and are influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism and theory of visual culture, some of the recent projects are exploring the romantic discourse and its implications in advertising and commercial displays.
Her recent exhibitions include a.o. Diamonds Against Stones in Folkwang Museum, Essen (solo), Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor in Kumu Art Museum and Shelf Life in Kunsthalle Amsterdam.

Jonna Kina’s (1984) works often lies at the junction of sound, language and image. Working with various mediums including film, sound, video, sculpture, installation, and text, Kina holds further complexity in her use of artifice to search for new perspectives and meaning. She exhibits her findings with the value of the fictional viewpoints in non-fictional investigations. Kina’s works has been recently shown in the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; Espoo Modern Art Museum EMMA; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn and in Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, among others. Next her works will be featured in her solo exhibition Objects and Sounds at the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome curated by Manuela Pacella.
Open Collections. The Artist Takes the Floor invites visitors to walk through a forest of art history and sees to it that the walk is a meandering journey, taking museum-goers from main paths to enjoyable side trails which have not yet been fully assessed and categorised in art history. In inviting the artists, the curator considered their creative profiles with the aim of involving different media. Several invited artists made the initial choice of pieces of interest based on the electronic museum database MuIS and the digital collection of the Art Museum of Estonia, which was followed by actual work with the collection. The works of art on exhibit cover the period from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

Curator: Eha Komissarov
Guest curator: Maria Arusoo
Coordinator: Tiiu Parbus
Exhibition design: Neeme Külm
Concept of the signature graphic design of the exhibition: Asko Künnap
Graphic design: Tuuli Aule

Participating artists: Eero Alev, Ivana Bašić, Vladimir Dubossarsky, Merike Estna, Foxy Haze, Jacob Jessen, Joel Jõevee, Georg Kaasik, Kirke Kangro, Jass Kaselaan, Alice Kask, Jonna Kina, Kristi Kongi, Laura Kuusk, Olev Kuma, Marge Monko, Kaido Ole, RLOALUARNAD, Tõnis Saadoja, Sten Saarits, Jaanus Samma, Jennifer Steinkamp, Taavi Talve and Jan Van Imschoot.
With the support of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, British Council, Frame Finland, Flanders – State of the Art, Tallinna Kaubamaja, Nordic Hotel Forum, Akzo Nobel
We thank: the Estonian Embassy in Moscow, the Department of Photography of the Estonian Academy of Arts; the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia; Templon, Paris – Brussels; Marlborough Gallery, New York and London; greengrassi, London; Novembar Gallery, Belgrad; Anna Tamm; Valge Kuup