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

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/9g1Ea3AoT9BNK2Y28

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2134074590024501

 

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!

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/279021132900792/

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

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2

Open Doors Day / Hugo Nascimento & Valentina González exhibition opening

Friday 03.05.2019
18.00 – 20:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
18:30 Hugo Nascimento (Brazil) & Valentina González (Colombia) exhibition opening

You are welcome to explore the Copper Leg residency space and to participate in the experimental photo exhibition opening at the Rae School House!

Hugo Nascimento
The artist and art educator Hugo Nascimento is from Brazilian Amazon. He started his researches on photography in 2007, in past years, Hugo has dedicated his journey to develop his own unique handcrafted photographic methods. At Copper Leg he is experimenting the possibilities that the Estonian nature offers to the photographic process. The images used by the artist are from South America (Brazilian) court archives and Hugo carries them on paper using Estonian organic materials.

Valentina González
Valentina is an artist from Medellín – Colombia, she’s currently studying at the University of Antioquia. Her work is about acknowledging nature and landscape through chemical and experimental photography. At Copper Leg Art Residency she chose to observe the transformations in Estonia’s natural landscape in the springtime using handcrafted cameras, keeping the gaze in the meaning of light in these spaces.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_valentinagh/

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Copper Leg Art Residency: http://copperleg.rae.ee

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

28.04.2019, 12: 00-16: 00 at the Copper Leg Art Residency

Sunday, April 28, we celebrate World Pinhole Photography Day at Copper Leg Residency. We build our own cameras, take pictures with them and develop them. All enthusiasts are welcome, participation is free.

Supervisors: Valentina González (Colombia) & Hugo Nascimento (Brazil)

Open Doors Day / Robert Atwater & Rusudan Khizanishvili exhibition openings

Saturday 06.04.2019
15:00 – 18:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
15:30 Robert Atwater (New York, US) photography exhibition opening
16:30 Rusudan Khizanishvili (Tbilisi, GE) paintings exhibition opening

You are invited to explore the residency space and to participate in two exhibition openings at the Rae School House.

Robert Atwater
Robert is a North American fine art photographer, printmaker, and book artist from New York. During his career, he has used virtually every film camera format. Today, he still exposes film with a medium format camera, but also digitally captures images with a digital camera, iPhone and drone.

Upon arriving at Copper Leg Art Residency, his primary goal was to create a photographic narrative about Estonian landscape and its peoples’ effect and use of it. A subtext of that narrative was to look at abandoned Soviet-era architecture that still dots the Estonian landscape.

Websites:
http://www.mybigphatphotographs.com
http://www.8photoprojects.com/

Rusudan Khizanishvili
Rusudan is a painter from Georgia, Tbilisi. Her paintings are mostly figurative, expressive and colorful. At Copper Leg Art Residency she decided to use the plot of the Estonian epic Kalevipoeg for her works.

It was very interesting for her to find similar details in the Georgian The Knight in the Panther’s Skin and Estonian epos, as well as their features and differences. As in the Georgian and the Estonian versions, the main character fights the image of the Devil in various ways, and with the help of his faithful friend and companion eventually defeats him.

Website:
http://rusudan-khizanishvili.com/

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Copper Leg Art Residency: http://copperleg.rae.ee

Supporters: Rae Parish, Rae Cultural Center, Café Pirosmani.

 

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.

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

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