Evy Jokhova’s performance part two: The unearthing of fermented foods 21/06/2023 | 17:00

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Exhibition tour
Theme event

Evy Jokhova’s performance part two: The unearthing of fermented foods

A thematic tour and the second part of Evy Jokhova’s performance. The event accompanies the exhibition Art in the Age of the Anthropocene and will start from the exhibition hall with a food-themed tour that will be led by the curator and historian Linda Kaljundi. Then we will move to the Kumu courtyard, where the fermented food will be ceremonially dug up and a picnic will be held.

Borrowing from the techniques of our ancient ancestors, an earth burial was performed as an alternative to refrigeration. In April vessels containing foraged seasonal plants were placed in the ground communally and covered with a soil mount. Above it presides a gnome, like an X that marks the spot, indicating where the buried food is fermenting underground. It is now time to unearth the jars, and sample the first forest crop foraged in late April after the last snow had melted. We invite you to join the procession, help dig up the food and participate in a picnic in the Kumu gardens. The performance is part of Jokhova’s work “Waiting for Geological Time” (2023).

Evy Jokhova is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Lisbon and Tallinn, and whose practice involves relationships between social anthropology, architecture, philosophy and art. Working with drawing, sculpture, installation, food, film and performance, she aims to bridge gaps between these fields and their inherent hierarchical structures. A graduate of the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London, Jokhova is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Arts Council Individual Grants Award, a Royal Academy Schools Fellowship and a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award. Her recent exhibitions include: “Three Colours: Green”, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea Lisbon; “Wotruba. Himmelwärts”, Belvedere Museum, Vienna; and “On Photographic Beings”, Latvian National Museum, Riga.

The exhibition Art in the Age of the Anthropocene focuses on three themes: the redefinition of Estonian art history from an eco-critical perspective, collaboration between artists, researchers and museums, and the green transformation of museums and exhibitions. Curators: Linda Kaljundi, Eha Komissarov, Ulrike Plath, Bart Pushaw and Tiiu Saadoja