Open Doors Day / Mattia Cleri Polidori & Giulia Cacciuttolo / Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Saturday, March 7, 2020

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency

4:00 pm Budhaditya Chattopadhyay sound intervention

4:30 pm Opening of the Mattia Cleri Polidori & Giulia Cacciuttolo exhibition

 

Mattia Cleri Polidori (ITA)

Mattia Cleri Polidori is an Italian artist based in Rome. He graduated in painting at Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome and Wimbledon College of Arts in London.

His research is focused on the relationship between form and matter. He collects natural images and objects which develop into paintings, etchings and sculptures. At the nucleus of his work is the process through which the golden ratio organizes matter throughout the space-time fabric. The relief of the surface interacts with the stratification of several layers of paint.

During the Copper Leg residency program, he will realize 10 soft-ground etchings on zinc plates and 10 paintings on paper from the series “Gli Elementi del Disastro”. This series is created with locally collected natural finds such as burnt wood, lichens, and bones.

Artist webpage: https://www.mattiacleripolidori.com

 

Giulia Cacciuttolo (ITA/GBR)

Giulia’s research and practice are focused on investigating memory and, more specifically, on contemporary archives and archival forms and how we relate to them in order to hand down our histories to the next generations. She is interested in understanding the dynamics and tensions between individuals, communities and the relationship with their past, in particular with the people in charge of the selection of what will be ‘officially’ remembered.

How many histories have been discarded from this selection and then forgotten? Are we condemned to analyze and present the past from just a single point of view? Is there a more ‘sustainable’ way of relating to the past? Have we ever really taken the time to question what – or whose – version of the past we carry with us?

Giulia’s theoretical research has always been accompanied by a strong technical and visual practice interested in exploring the role of images and sculptures around these themes.

Through the use of different techniques of printing on various supports – latex, silk, and wax among others –, analog photography and different casting techniques with jesmonite and plaster, she investigated the physical relationship between memory, space, and landscape.

During Copper Leg Art Residency, she has been investigating the relationship between the inside and the outside, between organic and man-made traces of memory. Working with casting and cyanography, she will attempt to create a dialogue between different layers of time and memory in a landscape where the contrast between natural and artificial is so strong.

Artist webpage: https://www.giuliacacciuttolo.com

 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IND/DEU)

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer, currently living and working in Berlin. Focusing on sound as the primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces large-scale installations and live performances broadly dealing with contemporary issues, such as the climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, decolonization, and race. Chattopadhyay is a Charles Wallace scholar and Prince Claus grantee; he has received several fellowships, international awards and participated in several residencies. Appearing in numerous exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and festivals, Chattopadhyay’s works have been shown and heard across the globe. Chattopadhyay’s scholarly and creative writings regularly appear in leading peer-reviewed journals and magazines internationally.

For Copper Leg Residency, Budhaditya will be working on a book The Auditory Setting, in addition, he performs at the Copper Leg residency open doors day and participates in the Tartu Üle Heli Festival, performing a new sound work.

Artist website: http://budhaditya.org

 

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

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Open Doors Day / Hardy Raub & Markéta Váradiová / Bas Peeters

Sunday, February 16, 2020
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
16:00 Markéta Váradiová & Hardy Raub exhibition
16:30 Bas Peeters site-specific light objects

Hardy Raub & Markéta Váradiová (DEU / CZE)

Hardy Raub is primarily a sculptor, but he also works with the medium of drawing, photography or text in its raw and authentic form.
The morphology of his three-dimensional objects is organic, often working with perforations and surfaces, which he sees as the borderline / connection between the inner and outer world.
Artist webpage: http://tree-art-gallery.de/

The main subjects of Markéta Váradiová´s work are the light and depth of space. She is interested in biology, physics, and geometry and I use those fields as a great source of topics, utilizes the properties of materials and natural processes and their interactivity.
Her visual language is minimal art, but commonly she finds the reason for overcoming that frame.
Artist webpage: http://marketavaradiova.cz

At Copper Leg Art Residency they working with project “Invisible Light”. This project is part of line of common work of German/Czech artists. It will be continued by exhibitions which are planned in next two years in three galleries in Brno, Kamenický Šenov and Jihlava.

They want to observe here the movement of the Sun in the sky and the phases of the Moon during their residency period. Capture the process in a regular rhythm and investigate the perception of the male and female principles in the intangible substance of light.

P.S. As both artists must be back home in time for the Open Doors Day, viewers will have a chance to meet them one week before the official opening on February 9th from 3:30 pm to 6 pm at Rae Schoolhouse.

Bas Peeters (NLD)
Bas Peeters is a spatial designer and light artist from Netherland, who creates content for spaces. He makes site-specific installations for private and public spaces and his work stands out in surprising aesthetic images that tell something essential about the area, the social context, and its history.

Light is the thread in his work, the catalyst of all materials. “Building with light is intriguing because of the paradox between the intangible elusiveness versus a strong, attractive presence”. He tries to imagine the ‘Genius Loci’ (the protective spirit of a certain place)) with light.

The power of his work lies in its simplicity. With minimal resources, he creates intense experiences. No unambiguous messages, but multi-interpretable dreams which awaken the spectators from their sleep.

He’s fascinated by the topic: Light Matters. How to materialize light with translucent materials. During the Copper Leg Art Residency, he wants to be inspired by Estonian nature and Culture. The old wooden school has a sober tranquil Atmosphere. It suits the Estonian mentality that appeals to him. Inside/outside, light/dark. warm/cold are contrasts to use.

Artist webpage: http://www.baspeeters.nl

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

See you on Sundays!

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Exhibition opening / Ekaterina Bykova & Evgeny Umansky

Opening of the exhibition on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 6 pm in Metropol Gallery, Vana – Kalamaja 46, Tallinn, Estonia.

Exhibition “Jews in Metropol” by Ekaterina Bykova and Evgeny Umansky

The exhibition presents autonomous projects of artists created at different times but united in the Metropol gallery by one theme. The photo installation of Evgeny Umansky and the object-album-photobook of Ekaterina Bykova are literally not about Jews, but rather about the artistic view of these people. The viewer will not see directly the life or traditions of the Jews on the images, but only a strange kind of reflection on this topic – from hooligan graffiti and pseudo-documentation to narrative human stories looking for their place of life – a temporary residence – and only metaphorically resembling the Jewish theme of “eternal” wandering.

Evgeny Umansky (RUS)
Artist and curator who lives and works in Kaliningrad, Russia.
His artistic interests include exploring and criticizing modern society and working with different social contexts. In his creativity, he uses the already existing aesthetic expression and artistic reflection of anonymous authors (graffiti and street art, as well as mass media, advertising techniques), creating his own interpretation of the source material.

https://readymag.com/sobornost/umansky/works/

Ekaterina Bykova (RUS)
Ekaterina Bykova is an artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In her practice she uses photography as the main medium, combining it with sound and text. Her works mostly focused on routine, memory, everyday life and our relationship with each other and things that surround us.
During the Copper Leg Residency, she works on a new book about people, who can’t find their own place under the sun.

https://katybikova.com

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The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery

Open Doors Day / Sara Pontecorvo & Richard Eigner

Sunday, December 15, 2019
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
16:00 Opening of the Sara Pontecorvo exhibition
17:00 Richard Eigner audio installation and live performance

Sara Pontecorvo (ITA)
Sara Pontecorvo is an Italian artist with a Master’s degree from the RUFA Academy in Rome.
She works mainly with various graphic techniques and painting, using these mediums to study transformative processes and for the creation of organic images.
At Copper Leg Residency, she works with a series of drypoint prints inspired by the atmosphere and surroundings of Vaskjala village.

Richard Eigner (AUT)
Richard Eigner is a sound artist, percussionist & composer living and working in Vienna and Linz, Austria.
He is working mainly in the fields of experimental acoustic music and multichannel electronic compositions and installations that investigate acoustic phenomenons. His doctorate work “Denoising Field Recordings. The Denoising of Noise” was dealing with removal processes in the sound domain.
During the Copper Leg Residency, he aims to work on field recordings in the Vaskjala area, that will be featured in a multi-channel sound installation. Materials, such as styrofoam half balls, transducers, little bells might also be a part of the final outcome.
The new work will be presented with the extension of an improvised drum concert.

Richard Eigner is supported by i-Portunus & Linz Kultur

Artist webpage: http://richard.ritornell.at
Supported by: https://www.i-portunus.eu

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

See you on Sunday!

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Open Doors Day / Seulgi Kang

Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency
4:00 pm Seulgi Kang – Performance Art / Screening

Seulgi Kang (KOR/GBR)
Seulgi Kang is a performance and installation artist born in South Korea, she is living and working in London.

Her works deal with breaking down the simplicity and complexity of the ‘every day’. It communicates an understanding of a transitory feeling that she has experienced throughout her life as an artist, woman, and stranger in her surrounding reality. She is questioning her environment, balance and power relations, the rules that for her seem to have already been granted by default.

The sensual work Seulgi Kang creates during the Copper Leg Art Residency reflects a wide range of emotions that correlates to surroundings (specific objects) in the ‘space’ of the individual (people). Her works are ultimately deeply philosophical but hopefully self-revealing for the viewers as well.
See you on Saturday!

Artist webpage: https://seulgikang.com

Supporter: Tanker Brewery

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Üle Heli Festival & Soeine Bac

Soeine Bac (Canada)
Born in South Korea, Soeine is a Canadian performance artist. She merges visual art, sound art, and dance in a form of performative action. In these site-specific performances, she incorporates movement, objects, sound, and space. Improvisation plays a crucial role in her work, driving her process of merging with space in spontaneous movement and sounds.
Her intention is to remove the conventional separation of sound from movement by using them both during the performance. The movements will be generated in the context of sounds that naturally arise during the performance. She is not, precisely speaking, a sound artist, but a performance artist exploring sound for her movement in the context of Sound Art. This is what makes her work different from most sound artwork.

During her residency at Copper Leg, she will create a site-specific improvised performance “No Man’s Land”. In this performance, she will dance to consecrate the space that belongs to no one. She wants to imagine No Man’s Land as a place where we can find true humanity, outside the conflicts created by ideologies. Here, survivors who refuse to fight can care for one another, no matter what side they used to belong to. It is a place where men stand in their purest existence, as animals striving to survive, neither evil nor angelic.

Artist homepage: https://soeine.info/

Artist supported by: British Columbia Arts Council

“No Man’s Land” will be on display at the Rae Schoolhouse on Sunday 20 October as part of the Üle Heli festival. On the same evening, more performers will follow: LIEVEN MARTENS MOANA (be), VERA DVALE (no), GATESLEEPER (ee), TAAVI SUISALU (ee), FLIGHT CRASH INVESTIGATION (ee).

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/891650224540482/

There are many more exciting performers on the festival schedule!

Festival Schedule:
http://www.ule-heli.ee/programm/

Open Doors Day / Tamar Lewinsohn & Anastasios Veloudis

Sunday, September 22, 2019
3 pm – 6 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency
4 pm Opening of the exhibition by Tamar Lewinsohn & Anastasios Veloudis.

You are welcome to visit the Copper Leg Art Residency this Sunday and open our new residents’ exhibition at Rae Schoolhouse.

Tamar Lewinsohn (ISR)
Tamar is an Israeli artist who focuses on photography as her primary medium.

Her work explores the manual aspects within the photographic medium and the relationship between photography, printmaking and drawing.

Tamar is currently working on an ongoing photographic project “NOTHING IS TEMPORARY” during her residency at Copper Leg. This project explores the basic elements of photography in search of poetic meaning and potential.

The paper and print are heavily concerned as an integral part of the work. She is interested in finding new ways of exploring the printmaking process in the darkroom which will emphasize the unique aspect of a singular copy within the photographic medium.

https://www.tamarlewinsohn.com/

Anastasios Veloudis (GRC/GBR)
Anastasios Veloudis is an Greek origin interdisciplinary designer and visual artist working and living in London. He studied fine arts, structural engineer design, graphic design and received his master’s degree in digital media arts from the University of Brighton.

His art practice has been constantly drawn towards abstraction and non-literal, metaphoric forms working with a variety of tools, from acrylic and paper collage to photography and video. Duality is ever-present in his work – combining dynamic geometrical shapes with organic free-flowing forms as a result of action painting.

During the Copper Leg Residency, he is exploring the potentials of found and discarded materials from around the area with which he is intended to create a new visual narrative. The creative process is a perpetual effort to take advantage of any spontaneous, irrational outcome arising from his practice in order to transmute it to a source of inspiration.

www.veloudis.net

See you on Sunday!

Supporter: Tanker Brewery
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Bartosz Janczak / Sculpture opening

Friday 28 July
18.00 Opening of Bartosz Janczak’s Sculpture in front of Rae Culture Center
18:30 Introduction of Bartosz Janczak’s art at the Rae Culture Center

Bartosz Janczak
Bartosz is a designer with a decade of experience, recently escaping from the computer screen into public spaces, where he’s creating sculptures. He is originally from Poland, but lives and works mostly in London.
His structures are inspired by military defense structures, brutalist architecture and eastern block monuments. His objects are aggressors, they are tearing apart the air with it’s edges, other times they are bonded in a deadlock. Visually his art is very raw in it’s approach and posture. Heavy, blocky shapes interact with each other, intertwined in light and soft-spoken compositions. Always white, gives the audience a resemblance of antique in an almost spiritual experience.

During a stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, he is focused on creating a monument of devotion for the new world’s society. Inspired by mythology and a vast variety of Estonian beings, deities and legendary heroes he decided to create an altar responding to moods of modern civilization and it’s abstract world of manufactured needs.

Kim Jurek
Friend of Bartosz, half-Catalan, and semi-German, lives and works near Barcelona. Kim is also a sculptor, but this time supporting friend Bartosz as an assistant and engineer of his sculpture built during Cooper Leg Residency. Kim mainly is focusing on his art on working with wood, metal, and stone.

Everyone is welcome to open the sculpture at the Rae Cultural Center on Friday 18.00!

Supporters: Baltic Steel Center OÜ, Kero Trading OÜ, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tanker

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Opening of the summer season / Arrowgroup installation “Passthrough”

Saturday 15.06

18:00 – 22:00 Opening of the summer season at Copper Leg Art Residency.

Copper Leg Art Residency opens summer season! Starting with an art tour, where visitors can see installations and outdoor objects in the vicinity of Rae School House.

Works to be presented from the following artists:
Kilian Ochs (EST / DEU)
Janno Bergmann (EST)
Vladimir Kozin (RUS)
Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza (ITA)
Shishkin – Hokusai (RUS)
Tanel Saar (EST)
Simon Whetham (GBR)
Alexander Kamelhair (USA)
Chad Stayrook (USA)

The art tour is followed by a presentation of the Arrowgroup installations outside and inside the Rae Schoolhouse.
The art tour is followed by –> Arrowgroup installations presentations outdoors and inside the Rae Schoolhouse.

–> Arrowgroup (founded in 2004) includes Triinu Jürves and Villem Jahu, who mostly prefer a site-specific interactive approach, layered references, and displaced image language.

At the Copper Leg Land Art Center was set up the installation “Passthrough”, that binds together the local name magic here, the underground cemetery from the beginning of the second millennium, the paganist world perception and the theory of relativity. In the schoolhouse, the same experience is visualized on another scale by the installation object displayed only on the opening night.

More information about –> Arrowgroup: noolegrupp.blogspot.com

The evening ends with a public sauna and vinyl listening.
Everyone is welcome!

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Open Doors Day / Alexander Kamelhair + Art Group Vedelik

Saturday, May 11, 2016
15:00 – 18:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residence
15:00 Art group VEDELIK (LIQUID) Spring Exhibition opening
16:00 Alexander Kamelhair – Opening of land art object opening

We invite you to participate in the opening of the Spring exhibition
by artist collective Vedelik at the Rae School House and the opening of Alexander Kamelhair’s land art object in the vicinity of Rae School House.

If the weather favors, we will continue at the Rae School House yard with a picnic and under the guidance of the artist collective Vedelik with sports games. Everyone will bring picnic food and drinks for themselves.

Art group Vedelik (EST)
Vedelik (Eng. Liquid) is one of the longest-lived art groups in Estonia’s contemporary art scene. The name selection meeting was held in 1995 at the Pegasus Cafe, with four participants. Since then, the group has regularly issued magazines and calendars, organized performances, meetings with interesting people, sports competitions, courses, meetings, trips, etc. In addition, music has been made (a disc for Liquid Electronics) and the group has also taken part in weddings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7zVUXhbFHo). Spring, autumn and other exhibitions have also been regularly held. In foreign relations, two main directions have been presented – Finnish and Irish. Group membership is diverse, innumerable and fluid.

Alexander Kamelhair (EST / USA)
Alexander is a metal artist from the United States of America, Texas. His work is largely material and process-based. He is particularly interested in the physical properties of materials and comparing their qualities with conceptual and formal negative space. Existential and ontological problems are a recurring motif in his practice.
He is currently finishing his MA studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, where his work is inspired by research on the relationship between object-oriented ontology, alchemical practice, and Jungian psychology. Recent projects make very specific technical reference to traditional Estonian woodwork.
At Copper Leg Art Residency he is preparing a piece of land art “Five Railroad Sleepers Dreaming on a Gravel Bed”. Aesthetically, this work refers to works by American minimalists and site-specific artists such as Donald Judd and Carl Andre.

Artist website: http://www.alexanderkamelhair.com

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