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Aksel Haagensens's personal exhibition At Sea will be opened in Draakon gallery on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020.

At Sea

No man is an island entire of itself.

There is and will always be a boat on the horizon – obscured by an overhanging tree, hidden in the barn or deep in the forest. How many harbours are there left to offer us shelter?

When does a refugee stop being a refugee? At the beach – which beach? – when they have found refuge or many generations later? When did they start being refugees? Could it have been long before they stepped aboard and if so, we are all refugees who have not yet stepped aboard.

Aksel Haagensen is a third generation boat-person and artist.

Saskia Lillepuu is a fourth generation boat-person and curator.

The Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Abakhan Fabrics Eesti, Messivaip OÜ, Taavi Kasemägi and Javier Ortín Cervera sit across from us on the starboard side.

Photo: Olav Pihlak

Aksel Haagensen is an Estonian-Australian artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. He likes to make installations with photographs and video. In his art he is interested in documentary and storytelling mediums and why we expect truth from them. He has participated in various exhibitions and video art screenings both in Estonia as well as internationally. In 2019 he was awarded the Eduard Viiralt prize. He is currently sitting at home waiting for the storm to pass so he can continue worrying about the amount of truth in documentary mediums…

Exhibition will be open until June 5, 2020.

Exhibitions in Draakon gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.

Gallery name: Hobusepea gallery

Address: Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Open: 19.05.2020 - 02.06.2020