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.
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.
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/g358845gXYCSKxVx6
The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
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
15:30 – 18:30 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
16:00 Printmaking installation
17:00 Video installation & photos
Saturday, October 20th
From 15:30 – 18:30, guests can explore the residency space. There are two new residents, printmaker Anne Ferguson from Germany and photo artist Allison Roberts from the United States. At 16:00 we will open the printmaking installation of Anne Ferguson and at 17:00 we will continue the presentation of Allison Roberts video installation and photos.
In addition, it is still possible to see the dry-point prints of Nina Jørgensen, inspired by Vaskjala’s landscapes. And if the weather is on our side, we will also carry out a traditional art tour, where we will introduce the works of the of past Copper Leg Residency artists including outdoor objects from the members of Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza and Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham, Chad Stayrook.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 20.10.2018
Supporter: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.