Open Doors Day / Natalia Kondratenko / Eneli Valge

Saturday 13.11.2021 / 14:00 – 16:30

You are welcome to the Copper Leg Art Residency Open Doors Day at Rae Schoolhouse, an event where artists Natalia Kondratenko and Eneli Valge will present their artworks.

Natalia Kondratenko was born in 1989 in Domodedovo (Russia), studied video art at the Rodchenko art school and photography at Moscow polytechnical college of Mossovet. Now she is currently based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Most often Natalia uses mockumentary self-portraits with personal things and objects created by using various techniques and materials. The most frequent topic is duality (for example, the duality of man as a being created by nature and formed by society and technology), the formation of a new mythology, the relationship of modern with ancient, technologies with magics.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she works with black and white photography and experimentalizes with engraving on stones found near the site. Created objects refer to the idea of the relationship between the digital and physical worlds, the consumption of virtual services, and their impact on the real environment.

Eneli Valge, a freelance artist and designer from Tartu. Lived and worked in Tallinn from 1991 to 2018. She received her art education at the Tartu Art School, defended both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and improved her professional skills at the Department of Visual Arts and Design at the Utrecht University of the Arts in the Netherlands.
Eneli has been working as an artist since 2003. She has made installations and conceptual objects, curated exhibitions and organized art projects, created illustrations, book designs, and murals, participated in exhibitions both in Estonia and elsewhere. Worked as an art teacher and lecturer. Long-time copying of historical portraits in a Finnish private manor. Dedicated to digital processing and oil painting in recent years.
To the Copper Leg Residency, she came to look for isolation in order to focus and start painting the works of the next solo exhibition. The exhibition project deals with light in space – an interior or a city space that is designed by a human. Space is also the inner state of man. The artist’s desire is to create inner peace, a state of silence, a halt in time in the viewer. Four paintings are completed at Copper Leg, where a large empty studio with large windows brought the creator to the right wave. In addition to trying to capture light and shadow in her work, she is inspired by a quote from Goethe – where there is a lot of light, there are also strong shadows. There will be a sad emptiness in the paintings of the exhibition at first glance, the viewer will be in the room as if alone. Light comes from somewhere and a shadow falls. But something creates emotion in this fluid and makes you wonder – what’s going on here!? However, the artist leaves it to the viewer to meditate.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
Transport Tallinn-Vaskjala: https://goo.gl/maps/6gEvB4BbHzoG956X6
Tarnsport Vaskjala-Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/3Fhz2rEdVg585PwE6

Marcella Giannini

Marcella Giannini is an Italo-Colombian artist and illustrator based in Rome. She has a BA in printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, a MA in printmaking from the CIEC Foundation in Spain and is currently finishing her MA studies in Papermaking at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome.

Her work mainly combines papermaking techniques, textile art and natural dyes experiments. In her latest works, she uses her own-made paper thread to create tapestries with geometric patterns.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she will combine textile techniques with natural dyes to create a functional sculpture that addresses the theme of inhabiting and community. The art object will be presented this Saturday at Rae Schoolhouse during the event “Sirakas”.

 

 

Open Doors Day / Mind Mappers Collective

Saturday 19.06.2021 / 13:30 – 16:00

You are welcome to the Copper Leg Art Residency open doors day at Rae schoolhouse starting at 13:30. From 14:00 to 15:00, the Mind Mappers collective from Finland will present their land-art piece, followed by an open-air picnic.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery.
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/wNGTJkXWr5HEdKeJ7
Transport from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/xdd7VSraZbX4UayK8

MIND MAPPERS COLLECTIVE (Sunna Kangas & Anu Nirkko)
Mind mapping is process art, where the environment affects how artwork is created or will degrade in time passing. One of the main topics of the Mind Mappers collective is the relationship between humans and nature.

At the Copper Leg Art Residency, Mind Map is adapted to the agrarian cultural environment. In the past, Mind Mappers have made works to the archipelago and urban environments. Mind Mappers earth art is a creative collective communication process where the focus is on circular processes in nature and on ecology in its many forms. Contemporary mandalas create endless thoughts of the time.

Sunna Kangas born 1974 in Helsinki. She is a conceptual textile artist. She is a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki Finland, and Bachelor of Arts, the Institute of Art and Design, Vantaa Finland. Sunna Kangas is a member of the Finnish Artists’ Association (MUU) since 2005 and the Helsinki Artists’ Association (HTS) since 2004. She is also a founding member of the Finnish Association of New Textile Art (UUTE) and Artists O – a society of artists. She participates in the Garden Group and the artist collective Mind Mappers.

In her works, she focuses on the paradoxes of the consumer society. The aim is principally to examine the relation between the visible surface and the deeper, abstract levels.

www.sunnakangas.com
https://kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/…/sunna-maaria-kangas

Anu Nirkko (b. 1961) is a Helsinki-based visual and performance artist. Anu Nirkko graduated as a visual artist from the MAA School of Art in 1999 and completed “Space and Art” specialization studies at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2004-2005.

Since 2000, she has been organizing group exhibitions and environmental art exhibitions for example in Kivinokka and Vartiosaari, Helsinki. As a performing artist, Nirkko has been a member of the “In Other Spaces” collective since 2015 as well she belongs to the Finnish Painters’ Association, MUU ry, the Helsinki Artists’ Association, the LaruArt environmental art association, and the artist collective Mind Mappers.

Nirkko’s production includes paintings, installations, and environmental art. She also uses drawing and photography as her tools. At the heart of Nirkko’s art are presence and encounters, with people as well as nature. In her work, she often deals with the customs, beliefs, and myths of different cultures.

https://anunirkko.com
https://kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/en/taiteilija/anu-nirkko

Sven-Erik Stamberg & Meelis Salujärv

Sven-Erik Stamberg was born in 1970. Tallinn, 1995 graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in industrial art. Since 1997. an active member of the group Liquid and has participated in the work of Studio22 since 1998. He has exhibited his work on numerous joint exhibitions, both at home and abroad, and since 2004. also organized personal exhibitions.

The main creative forms of expression are collage techniques and geometric ink drawing. Into the Copper Leg Art Residency, the artist came to look for a distance from the noisy world, enjoy the silence, and concentrate on introspection, which will finally find expression in his new collage series.

 

Meelis Salujärv is from Tallinn, Estonia, studied in an art class at school and later improved himself at Studio 22 under the supervision of Tõnis Vint. Founding member of the art group Liquid, a multi-talent who has been involved in visual arts, poetry, audiovisual art, and music for decades.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, he has focused on electronic sounds – the music he creates, with an analog synthesizer built by artist-electronic Villem Jahu.

 

Open Doors Day / Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo art presentation

On Sunday, February 21, 2021
17:30 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo art presentation, vinyl records played by Misha Panfilov, surprise performers, the celebration of the jubilee of Rae Cultural Center.

Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo (born. 1978) is a Finnish artist and producer, currently working in the fields of culture, art, and entertainment in Tallinn.
She has a BA in culture and art producing, has studied sculpture in Slovakia, and finished her MA in Estonian Academy of Arts.

At Copper Leg Art Residency Kaarnamo has done snow research, worked with basic forms, memories, and landscape. Her approach and tools are playfulness and observation, to look – to see. By reorganizing the familiar, we allow ourselves to see the new.

Artist’s website: niina-annelikaarnamo.blogspot.com

We invite all of you who are interested in art and culture to enjoy Sunday evening at Rae schoolhouse in Vaskjala, accompanied by art, music, and craft beer, and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rae Culture Center.

See you on Sunday!
The event is supported by Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9
Public transit from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/6BDa81xvajaxbEeP8

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!

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/yAzkor9kdMgH4eb8A
Facebook event: https://copperleg.rae.ee

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

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/g358845gXYCSKxVx6
The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery

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 / 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.

 

Open Doors Day / Jahyun Kim & Stephanie Felber

Friday 01.02.2019
18:00 – 21:00
Open Doors Day at Cooper Leg Art Residency
19:00 – 20:00
Jahyun Kim and Stephanie Felber
 
You are invited to explore the residency space and engage with snippets about the current research of the two resident artists, sound and movement experiments by Jahyun Kim and Stephanie Felber.
 
Jahyun Kim (Seoul, South Korea)
She majored in classical music composition and is interested in technology, computer programming, the structure of music, creation of composition systems, non-musical sounds, visualization of sounds, and different forms of classical music. During her residency in Copper Leg, for some purpose, she collects data on local weather information, public transport intervals, and the soundscapes of the surroundings. Something new and not yet experienced is in creation.
 
Stephanie Felber (Munich, Germany)
appropriates during her stay through „Thingummy-Studies“ a dialogue between objects and choreographic structures. Which domestic movements are we producing by using objects? How do we react if the object is not there anymore?
 
Jahyun Kim: http://klovesmart.wixsite.com/mypage
Stephanie Felber: http://stephanie-felber.de
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Copper Leg Art Residency: http://copperleg.rae.ee
 

Supporters: Rae Parish, Rae Cultural Center, Tanker.

Stephanie Felber’s video works at Copper Leg Art Residency: