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 / 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.

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

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

 

Open Doors Day / Dóra Lázár & Gábor Karaba exhibition opening

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”!

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.

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

Open Doors Day / Elvira Akzigitova exhibition opening

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

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.