Project Space II: Maria Kapayeva. Loose Photos, Odds and Ends
Location: 3rd floor, A-wing, Project Space 2
This exhibition is a part of the permanent exhibition “Landscapes of Identity: Estonian Art 1700–1945”.
The new work by Maria Kapajeva is an interactive installation which invites everyone to contribute to the multilayered historical memories of Estonia by identifying and sharing stories of people who they recognise in the exhibited photographs. The project is an artist’s inquiry into the possibility or impossibility of learning more from historical documents, and into the ownership of historical narratives which are preserved in both institutionalised official collections and in unofficial collections in our homes. In this age of mass digitalisation and face recognition, this project also addresses the value of slow recognition through memory and history.
Coordinator: Magdaleena Maasik