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

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Transit: https://goo.gl/maps/B5D1KpFeAM6VZYUcA
FB:  https://www.facebook.com/events/425469798134894/

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/

“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
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/gshzx8HHKevFocxB9
Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee/

Open Doors Day / Takashi Ikezawa + Jarek Lustych

Sunday, August 18, 2019
19:00 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residence + Takashi Ikezawa & Jarek Lustych art objects presentation.

Two new artists in our art residency have been working hard and now we invite you to participate in the opening of their art objects on this Sunday at 19:00.

Also visitors can see in the vicinity of Rae School House the installations and outdoor objects from the previous artists in residency, Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza (ITA), Shishkin – Hokusai (RUS), Tanel Saar & Art Container (EST), Simon Whetham (GBR), Alexander Kamelhair (USA), Chad Stayrook (USA), Noolegrupp (EST).

Takashi Ikezawa
Takashi started as a copperplate engraver and printmaker. He lives in the suburbs of Tokyo and has been working as the director of the Tsukuba Art Center since 2013. He was a victim of 2011.11.3 Fukushima and was born between the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb memorial days. Therefore, he has had a desire for human peace since childhood.

In recent years, he has worked on many outdoor installations, creating works on the theme of nature and symbiosis. At Copper Leg Art Residency, he is creating an art piece titled “Mind Arrow”. This work is inspired by the Japanese archery target. A traditional Japanese archery target made from charcoal is centered around the flagpole, the flag reproducing the target of Japanese archery. It represents Mother Earth and Father Sky. An arrow has been released from Father Sky.

Tsukuba Art Center: https://www.tsukuba-art-center.com/

Jarek Lustych
Jarek is a Polish visual artist who for the past twenty years has been creating mostly for and with specific sites. However, amid a hailstorm of global unbridled production, he is embarrassed to add any new objects to this excess. His work usually explores existing entities, sharing authorship with them. They are not just a background, but they become an active component of a piece of art. By using their unique properties, his projects aim to manifest imperceptible aspects of the environment.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, he is acting as a curator for nonhuman entities. Jarek has prepared an instrument to evoke the voice of Pirita river, believing that by having its own song the river is a subject with rights and that this awareness makes it difficult to use violence against it – hence towards nature in general.

Artist web page: http://www.lustych.art.pl

See you on Sunday!

Supporters: Lipuvabrik OÜ, Tanker
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/912661162403311

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

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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

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)

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