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Curating the exhibition "Not Really", 2017

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Umbrella Group

Umbrella Group opened their exhibition “Not Really” in ARS Project Space on May 26, 2017. Exhibition was curated by Kaisa Maasik and the participating artists are Maris Karjatse, Madis Kurss, Hanna Samoson, Silvia Sosaar and Ave Vellesalu. The members of Umbrella Group who are also the graduates of the Bachelor’s study in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts are driven by the idea that it is possible to make a subtle swap between reality and play.

According to Jaan Kaplinski, we lack the possibility to go from the play world to the real world – the only way is to go from one play to another: among them, however, is a game called Reality. But what if you’re not sure which game you’re in? The state between these two worlds can be accompanied by fear, ignorance, skepticism, pressure or venture. Umbrella Group continues with probing and interpreting the territory between the real and the apparent that was also the main theme of their previous exhibition “Confusion” held in Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) in 2016.

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