The exhibition consists of works by three artists who, despite working in different media and completely dissimilar aesthetics, speak somewhat similar languages. The art practices of Edith Karlson, Eva Mustonen and Mary Reid Kelley can, in the broadest terms, be characterised as narrative art that uses fiction as a method. In their works, this takes the form of allegorical, autobiographical or mythological narratives and is also manifested through the creation of strong characters (people as well as objects) and mostly dramatic events. In other words, all three artists are essentially type-wise storytellers who use both words and visual images, often combining the two, to tell their stories.
The exhibition, mixing well-known pieces by the artists with their newest works, stretches out in front of the viewer as a loosely integrated set of stories, gradually unfolding through four keywords which play with ideas related to openness, entry or border: “monster”, “body”, “home” and “explosion”.
Curator: Triin Tulgiste
Exhibition designer: Arthur Arula
Graphic designer: Tuuli Aule
We thank: Maria Ader, Maria Luiga, Kristina Oras, Katrin Kissa, Kim Valter Taniel, Kris Lemsalu, Raul Saaremets, Nikolai Karlson, Lya Karlson, Urmas Karlson, Liisi Rünkla, Diana Tamane, Mari Volens, Piret Karro, Liina Raus, Kristjan Nagla and Kaisa Reimand and Kaja Arula
With the support of: the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Vaibaparadiis
Gallery name: Kumu 5. Floor
Address: Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, Tallinn
Opening hours: Tue, Fri-Sun 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Open: 11.10.2019 - 28.06.2020