Three new exhibitions in the Tartu Art House
Tartu Art House
25 July / Today, 25 July, three new exhibitions will be opened in the Tartu Art House: the opening act of the Tartu Printmaking Festival 2019 “Rabid Herd” in the large gallery, Heldur Viires “Exhibition in a Suitcase” in the small gallery (curator Margus Meinart) and Taavi Oolberg “Down to the Last Blade of Grass…” in the monumental gallery (curator Indrek Grigor, Tartu Art Museum).
5 p.m. Tartu Printmaking Festival 2019 “Rabid Herd”
The human evolution is developing in unprecedented steps towards technological perfection and imminent robotisation. At the same time the opposite has erupted: the primeval call of the masses. The crowds of the over-populated world have found their megaphones, zillions of emotions are piling up in the virtual reality, there are so many truths that truth itself does not exist which, in turn, has also invalidated untruth. The attack of the animals: through the bars of the cage into the zoo to save the world. The opening will be accompanied by a performance!
6 p.m. Heldur Viires “Exhibition in a Suitcase”
From the 1960s to the 1980s, Heldur Viires illustrated more than two hundred fiction and non-fiction books. These are mostly collages that also use papers with self-made textures and patterns. Tiny details have been glued together and to achieve a more precise form or a better composition often many layers have been used. At the same time, the images still function as fully realised art works. This exhibition offers a small overview of these illustrations.
6.30 p.m. Taavi Oolberg “Down to the Last Blade of Grass…”
The aim of the artist is to construct a shrine that would express the contemporary situation where religion has spread on the same assimilative basis as in earlier eras. Where different icons of (mass) culture are immediately used as part of the teaching. The title of the exhibition, “Down to the Last Blade of Grass…” is an image from a Bodhisattva vow where the oath taker promises not o be enlightened until the last blade of grass has passed on to the other side of suffering. How long do we have to wait for Adolf Hitler?
All the exhibitions will remain open until August 18.
Tartu Art House producer
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 Endowment of Estonia.
Last changed 25.07.2019