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 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.
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.
18:00 – 21:00 Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
18.30 Art tour
19:00 Nina Jørgensen exhibition opening
Friday, September 21st.
From 18:00 – 21:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings. Friday, September 21st. Starting at 18.30, there will be an art tour where we introduce the artworks of past Copper Leg Residency artists including outdoor objects from members of the Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza, Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham, Chad Stayrook.
At 19.00, we will open the exhibition of our new resident, Nina Jørgensen. Nina is a Mexican-Danish artist who currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. On the exhibition, we will see drypoint prints inspired by the Vaskjala’s landscapes.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Friday 21.09.2018.
Supporter: Rae Parish
17:00 – 20:00 Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
18:00 Video screenings
19:00 Presentation of artwork
Saturday, August 18th
From 17:00 – 20:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings, including the work of our current artist in residence, Chad Stayrook. At 18:00, Chad will screen a series of short films and at 19:00 he will unveil his new installation built during his time in residence and installed in the Rae Schoolhouse courtyard. Chad Stayrook is an American installation artist living and working in New York.
Also on view will be works of past Copper Leg Residency artists including: outside objects from the members of Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza, Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 18.08.2018
The keyword is “Moon landing”!
15:00 – 18:00
Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
16:00 Presentation of artwork
17:30 Sound performance
Saturday 7th July
From 15:30 to 18:00, guests can explore residency space & its doings. At 16:00 we will open a new installation at the Rae Schoolhouse courtyard, by author Simon Whetham, a sound artist in our residency from Bristol, England. In addition, you can see the works of other authors who have been in the Copper Leg Residency. Outside objects from the members of the Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza and Shiskin – Hokusai. Open Doors Day will conclude with Simon Whetham’s sound performance from 17:30 to 18:00 at Rae Schoolhouse.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 07.07.2018
The keyword is “Jamie Oliver”!
09.06 / 15:30
Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza art piece presentation
09.06 / 15:30 – 18:30
Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
On Saturday, June 9th, at 15:30, the presentation of the work of Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza will take place and later Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency will follow. From 15:30 to 18:30 the visitors can discover residency space & its doings. There are also two new residents, metal artist Federica Cogliandro and textile artist Giulia Lanza, from Rome, Italy.
We invite you to the presentation of a joint art piece by Federica and Giulia, come to meet artists, and take a part of Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency. You are welcome to Rae Schoolhouse on Wormhole road, Copper Leg village, Rae parish (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala küla, Rae vald).
The keyword is “Pasta”!