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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The joint exhibition is like a history of the world: Halliste depicts the surfaces of limestone sediments that have formed at the bottom of the sea over millions of years while Videvik shows us what took place on dry land. Halliste translates the structures and patterns of limestone that is called our national stone into her tapestries. It is a heartfelt documentation that conveys the surprisingly diverse composition and colouring of this rock.

Videvik’s inspiration comes from natural forms and phenomena. Over the last years she has been also expressing her views on climate problems. She does not copy nature, but creates a meditation and an experience based on emotions using various forms, textures and glazes. The works depicting stones, water and sand have a clear and monumental effect.

The exhibition has been designed by Madis Liplap.

Ehalill Halliste (b 1948) studied textile in 1971–1976 in the Estonian State Art Institute. After many years of working both in the ARS factories and as a teacher, she became a freelance artists in 2002. Various accolades have been bestowed upon Halliste including the Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonian. She has not had any personal exhibitions in Tartu.

Helle Videvik (b 1945) studied ceramics in 1965–1969 in the Estonian State Art Institue. She worked in the ARS ceramics studio but since 1996 is a freelance artist. She has participated in exhibitions in Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France and the Czech Republic. She has not had any personal exhibitions in Tartu.

Gallery name: Tartu Art House

Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Open: 22.08.2019 - 15.09.2019