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
Thanks to Janno Bergmann, Toomas Aru, Meeli Küttim, Copper Leg Residency residents.
Funding from Rae parish, Rae culture house.
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 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.
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
Sunday, December 30th,
16:00 – 20:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
17.00-19.00 Opening of the exhibition of Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba
Sunday, December 30th
From 16:00 till 20:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings. At 17:00, Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba will open their exhibition. The artist duo of Dóra and Gábor came from Budapest, Hungary. On Weekdays Gábor works as an art director and Dóra is teaching students at three different educational institutions, including an art high school and the photography department in a Hungarian university. In their art, they rely on three C’s, the concept, context, and communication, briefly CCC.
Here, in Copper Leg Art Residency, they search for the bridges connecting analog and digital technologies, working on the boundaries of these approaches. Their goal is to combine old techniques with new ones, by experimenting with a possible symbiosis of photo emulsion and smartphone photography, in addition they are making tests with papier-mâché surfaces and with origami pinhole cameras reflecting on today’s data overload.
The outcome can be seen when you come to the Open Doors day and the exhibition opening on Sunday, December 30, to the Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee 20, Vaskja village, Rae municipality).
The keyword is “Pancakes”!
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.
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
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
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.
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.
Artist Homepage: http://www.allisonaroberts.com
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
Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annemferguson/
15:30 – 18:30 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
16:00 Printmaking installation
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
Supporter: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.