She has chosen the metaphor of a bulldog as the key that unites the combination of the show, describing the dog as a balanced and intelligent character.
“If necessary, the bulldog will protect everyone. It is a calm and thoughtful animal with a well-developed sense of humor. Stubborn, but melancholy with calm aristocratic manners, ”writes Kadri Mälk in the accompanying text of the exhibition. At the same time, the seemingly tamed animal retains its natural wildness and invisible to the eye, which is also exuded as puffs from Mälgu’s jewelery. The selection of works in the exhibition directs the viewer to relate to both the author’s thoughts and personal inner landscapes. At the center of the exhibition, Mälk has placed a work dedicated to his teacher Leili Kuldkep.
Kadri Mälk (1958) is an internationally recognized Estonian jewelery artist by profession, a metaphysician by profession. As a long-term head of the Estonian Academy of Arts in the field of jewelery, he has significantly changed and expanded the meaning of jewelery, guided and shaped the nature and scope of a whole generation of Estonian jewelery. The aesthetics inherent in memory is dark and poetic, in its approaches to themes it is at the same time mystical, romantic and witty. Exhibition designer: Taso Mähar Graphic designer: Jaanus Samma Supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment
Gallery name: Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
Address: Lai 17, Tallinn
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Open: 17.10.2020 - 10.01.2021