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Eva Mustonen’s installative internal Umwelt at the Tartu Art House

Tartu Art House press release

Eva Mostoneni "Munad"

25 July /

On Thursday, 27 July at 18.30 Eva Mustone’s personal exhibition “DIAMOND HOUSE” will be opened at the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.

One of the main approaches of feminist art has been converting personal and private into universal, thereby transforming weaknesses into strengths. The central theme of Eva Mustonen’s exhibition “DIAMOND HOUSE” is home: the idea has been playfully reconsidered through the logic of the materials that have been used to construct it. Although the lunatic machines in Mustonen’s and Mona Hatoum’s works are visually similar, the former don’t project the same danger and have a rather absurd and funny effect. The installations constructed out of old furniture and textile talk about tenderness and interesting relations with the material rather than constrictions and feeling trapped in one’s home.

Earlier Eva has characterised her oeuvre: “My works have certain ideas that worry them. It is hard to place them: neither this nor that but a mixture that disturbs. It feels strange to admit that they function at all, that they have a voice. That they can even talk! They reside in the margins like all the people who differ from the norms of the society. The system doesn’t know how to see them and if it does, it makes them inexistent.”

The exhibition will remain open until 19 August.

Eva Mustonen (b 1986) studied textile in 2006–2010 at the Tartu Art College and received her master’s degree in textile in 2010–2012 at the University of Gothenburg (HDK). This autumn she will begin her master’s studies in sculpture and installation at the Estonian Academy of Art. Her earlier personal exhibitions have taken place at the Tartu Art House, gallery Noorus in Tartu, HOP gallery in Tallinn and Tartu Art Museum. She has participated in group exhibitions in Estonia, Sweden and Lithuania. In 2014 she was awarded the Annual Young Textile Artist’s Prize.


Additional information:

Indrek Grigor
Tartu Art House gallerist
5559 1425

Tartu Art House (Vanemuise 26, Tartu, Estonia) is open Wed–Mon 12–18. Exhibitions are free of charge.
The exhibitions of the Tartu Art House are supported by the Tartu Town Government and the Cultural Capital of Estonia

Last changed 25.07.2017