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Exhibition of Estonian contemporary graphics at the Tartu Art House

Tartu Art House

Estonian printmakers group exhibition “Beyond Reality”

21 August / On Thursday, 24 August at 18.00 Estonian printmakers group exhibition “Beyond Reality” will be opened in the large and small galleries of the Tartu Art House.

The father of cyberpunk William Gibson has said: “The present is already here”. Artists can generate different mechanisms of perception: create organised personal systems that are oversaturated by information or, vice versa, materialise fantastic ideas in a clearly defined continuum.

In the era of technology, we live in the unknown, on the border between pleasure and discomfort. Even though true loneliness has seemingly become impossible (via different electronic devices we are constantly connected to something or somebody), the world can still be a phantasmal inevitability that shelters different layers,

“Beyond Reality” offers the possibility to discover this “world” from the viewpoint of contemporary printmakers: they often dismantle the visual whole into various layers that are then recompiled into a new combination or are left dysfunctional on purpose. This exhibition is not based on precisely defined technical boundaries which means that the artists can expand two-dimensional graphics through different other dimensions.

The exhibition will remain open until 17 September.

Participating artists: Britta Benno, Gudrun Heamägi, Kalli Kalde, Lauri Koppel, Ove Maidla, Ede Raadik, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau. Helen Tago, Kadri Toom
Curator: Lilli-Krõõt Repnau
Graphic design: Ott Kagovere
Print on the poster: Kadri Toom, offset lithography (2017)

Exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Thanks: Graphics Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Printing and Paper Museum

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 21.08.2017