Exhibition “Siberian Souvenirs” by Johanna Rannula

Johanna Rannula finishes Copper Leg Residency with a photography and object exhibition called Siberian Souvenirs. It will be opened on on the 25th of March at 6 PM at the Rae Culture House. It is also the 70th anniversary of the 1949 deportations in Estonia.

Stories of six people who spent their childhoods in Siberia and now live in Rae parish will be exhibited. Raivo, Erna, Saima, Rünno, Olga and Heikki, as well as their things tell the story of deportations through the eyes of young people. The artist employed ethnographic methods and collected the objects, personal things that these people have brought back from Siberia and still hold on to. If and how do these objects tell stories? Do the stories fade as their owners pass away? While the society commemorates with stone monuments, the artist is interested in personal monuments – the physical objects which tell personal as well as universal history, and the relationship between the two.

Johanna Rannula holds a masters degree in urbanism from the Estonian Academy of Arts and has been on expeditions to Siberia with a group of art academy alumni. In photography, she uses an anthropological perspective and focuses on a documentary approach. Johanna works at the Tallinn City Museum.

The opening of the exhibition will also be a commemoration event that will be attended by the people who are portrayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will stay open from the 25th of March until the 25th of April.

You can get to the venue with bus nr. 244
Estonia 7 -> Veetorni
17:25 -> 17:44
17:55 -> 18:14

www.johanna.rannula.ee
Thanks to Janno Bergmann, Toomas Aru, Meeli Küttim, Copper Leg Residency residents.
Funding from Rae parish, Rae culture house.

Open Doors Day / Anita Gratzer / Nikita Fauveau & Martyna Kosiarz

Saturday 02.03.2019
14:00 – 16:00

Open Doors Day at Cooper Leg Art Residency

14:00 – 15:00
Anita Gratzer photography exhibition opening

15:00 – 16:00
Nikita Fauveau & Martyna Kosiarz performance & exhibition opening
 

You are invited to explore the residency space, experience performance, and to participate in two exhibition openings.

ANITA GRATZER
Anita is a photo artist from Austria, she has been in recent years, mainly visiting art residencies in Japan, Korea, and China. For her analog black-and-white photographs, she has developed photo staging style which involves Asian clothing costumes made out of calligraphy books. In the configuration of her portraits, she stages portable paper sculptures, masks, and moulages, symbiosis from beeswax and religious texts, which as knowledge prostheses offer the protagonists camouflage, protection, and chance for allegorical incarnation.

At Copper Leg Art Residency she starts her project “Zeitgeist” using on-site footage for her creation of an out of time “Wunderkammer” which serves as a basis for black-and-white analog portraits of local residents.

Website: http://www.anita-gratzer.net/ph/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/anitamaru

NIKITA FAUVEAU & MARTYNA KOSIARZ
Nikita Fauveau and Martyna Kosiarz are two visual artists based in France (Paris) and Poland (Wroclaw). They met during their Erasmus stay at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2017, and are reunited for the Copper Leg residency as an artist duo. Most of their art practice includes video-, photo- and site-specific installations, drawings, and tiny sculptures. Both focusing on examining their experiences, they are currently leading a research project about the overwhelming feeling of hugging. Hugging in the meaning of tenderness, silent dialogue, (self)care, the all-embracing feeling of warmth. 

Nikita’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikita_fauve

Last analog devices from Hungary!

Just before our calendars turn to 2019, we introduce you to two new artists at Copper Leg Residency. Meet Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba, an artist duo from Budapest, Hungary. They are young enthusiastic makers who like to visualize and conceptualize.

According to them, they are looking for the passageways on the border of analog and digital, merging old times’ technique with the currently up-to-date topics of photography in a world where everybody has the opportunity to be a ‘photographer’ with the right tool in their pockets. However, even though objective truth doesn’t exist, they believe that a good work of art will ask questions and at the same time, it will provide possible answers too.

The creative process of the artist duo varies from sudden ideas to the subsequent labor-intensive endless experiments. Here, during their time in Copper Leg Residency, they have been working with camera obscuras, photo emulsion, papier-mâché, digital prints, iPhones etc.

Besides, the artists’ postulate sounds beautiful: “The human mind is the last analog device in a digital world.”

All in all, if you want to say goodbye to the old year with dignity and would like to give high five to our artists, you are welcome on Sunday 30th of December from 16:00 to 20:00 to the Open Doors Day at the Rae Schoolhouse and at 17:00 for the opening of their exhibition!

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312262832727420

Dóra’s website: www.dorilazar.com

Gábor’s portfolio: https://issuu.com/karabagi/docs/kgi_portfolio_eng

 

Light sensitive alchemy from edge of photography.

It’s time to send warm greetings to a new artist at Copper Leg Art Residency. Meet Elvira Akzhigitova, photo artist who is living and working in Berlin, Germany but was born in Tallinn, Estonia.

Elvira is an experimenter who spends long hours in the darkroom with a red light, trying to capture there the trace of light and its tactile essentials. In addition to traditional analog photography tools and light sources, she also has another rather unusual tool called Violet Wand in her arsenal. By electrifying organic matter with this secret weapon, she succeeds in revealing what is otherwise invisible to the eye. According to the artist, she works on the edge of photography and painting, just where these two practices meet and blend.

So, if you now have a desire to stimulate your eyes and mind, to peek into hidden, light-sensitive and metaphysical reality! You are expected tomorrow on Saturday, November 17th from 18:00 to 21:00 to the Open Doors Day at the Rae Schoolhouse and at 7:00 pm for the opening of Elvira Akzhigitova exhibition.

Artist Homepage: http://chelovekvsobake.tumblr.com

Open Doors Day / Elvira Akzigitova exhibition opening

Saturday, November 17

18:00 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency

19:00-20:00 Opening of Elvira Akzhigitova exhibition

This Saturday, November 17th
From 18:00 to 21:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings. At 19.00, we will open an exhibition of our new resident Elvira Akzhigitova. Elvira is a photo artist who was born in Tallinn, Estonia, but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In her work, she focuses mainly on analog photography techniques, experimenting with the magical properties of light-sensitive material in the darkroom. On her exhibition, you can see luminograms and electric photos made during her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency.

The keyword is “Dumpling”!

Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala village, Rae parish) on Saturday 17.11.2018

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.

Lens-based memory soup.

It is time to introduce the next artist at Copper Leg Art Residency. Allison Roberts is a photo artist and art teacher from the United States, born in Oklahoma. She has earned an advanced degree in art at the University of Wisconsin and enriched herself in several other universities in her home country.

Allison calls her creative method a lens-based art, since in most of her images, in addition to the photo camera, she also uses video or photo projections. A significant part of her practice is site-specific, mixing the interior and exterior architecture, the spaces and surroundings of daily life, and the natural environment. By melting together the physical and digital space, she is creating compositions of new fragmented reality, where things are familiar and at the same time unfamiliar. Through this controversy and slightly irritating uncertainty, the viewer is left to wonder about the credibility of perception and the interpretation of apparent reality. Allison explores memory, the distortions of memory and the discomfort of uncertainty impacting the present.

On this Saturday, October 20th. starting from 17.00, the video installation and photo series of Allison Roberts will be shown at Copper Leg Residency. You are welcomed to greet the artist and discover her creations.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292913197980774
Artist Homepage: http://www.allisonaroberts.com

Moominvalley meets the Copper Leg!

Let us greet a new artist at Copper Leg Art Residency! Anne Ferguson is a printmaker from Germany. She was born in Stolberg and studied art in Mainz (the city known for Gutenberg).

In her works, she is mostly focused on abstract imagery, variations of shape and transformation of it. The image seems to not be something static for her, rather it represents an evolution which can be observed through the visual markings of the process.

Here at Copper Leg, she has been experimenting with woodcut prints and photograms. The results will be revealed on this Saturday, October 20th at Copper Leg Open Doors Day at 16:00.

Do not hesitate to come and meet the artist, Anne does not bite or growl, the other way around, she is a warm person like some of the bright characters from the Moominvalley.

Welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 20.10.2018

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292913197980774/
Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annemferguson/
Interview:http://copperleg.rae.ee/…/anne-who-likes-to-play-with-ligh…/

Open Doors Day / Anne Ferguson & Allison Roberts

Saturday 20.10
15:30 – 18:30 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency

Anne Ferguson
16:00 Printmaking installation

Allison Roberts
17:00 Video installation & photos

Saturday, October 20th
From 15:30 – 18:30, guests can explore the residency space. There are two new residents, printmaker Anne Ferguson from Germany and photo artist Allison Roberts from the United States. At 16:00 we will open the printmaking installation of Anne Ferguson and at 17:00 we will continue the presentation of Allison Roberts video installation and photos.

In addition, it is still possible to see the dry-point prints of Nina Jørgensen, inspired by Vaskjala’s landscapes. And if the weather is on our side, we will also carry out a traditional art tour, where we will introduce the works of the of past Copper Leg Residency artists including outdoor objects from the members of Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza and Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham, Chad Stayrook.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 20.10.2018

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporter: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.

To chicken, or not to chicken, that is the question?

It’s time to introduce the next artist in the Copper Leg Art Residency. Nina Jørgensen is Mexican-Danish visual artist and illustrator who works and lives in Berlin. She graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London and has exhibited in many places in Europe.

Nina working across drawing, sculpture, and installation, investigating subjects concerning our relationship to nature and organic matter. Here in Copper Leg Residency, she tries her hand with drypoint technique and will present the outcome on this Friday in Rae Schoolhouse. At 19.00 we are opening a small-scale exhibition of her prints inspired by the landscapes of Vaskjala.

So what else? Mmm, she doesn’t like outrageous ideas and chickens.

Everyone is invited to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala village, Rae parish) on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Artist Website: http://www.ninajorgensen.com/

Event: https: //www.facebook.com/events/458770741285017/

Open Doors Day / Nina Jørgensen exhibition opening

Friday 21.09
18:00 – 21:00 Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
18.30 Art tour
19:00 Nina Jørgensen exhibition opening

Friday, September 21st.
From 18:00 – 21:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings. Friday, September 21st. Starting at 18.30, there will be an art tour where we introduce the artworks of past Copper Leg Residency artists including outdoor objects from members of the Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza, Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham, Chad Stayrook.

At 19.00, we will open the exhibition of our new resident, Nina Jørgensen. Nina is a Mexican-Danish artist who currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. On the exhibition, we will see drypoint prints inspired by the Vaskjala’s landscapes.

Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Friday 21.09.2018.

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2

Supporter: Rae Parish