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Holger Loodus’ exhibition gets inspiration from the artist’s travels to the north of the Arctic Circle and the motif of Mountain of Purgatory from the second part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s literary work “Divine Comedy”. The show presents oil paintings, photographs, projections, objects and publication with writings by Tanel Rander.

“Reimagining Those Old Slopes” depicts a process in which the vision of the universe known from history demystifies and becomes a product aimed for the masses. Through his own eyes, the artist modernises the hill of purgatory created by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri at the beginning of the 14th century. Holger Loodus aims to look at how a mystical object loses its moralising content to become an easily acceptable attractive design object. However, this process opens up completely new perspectives, which also an artist, curator, and writer Tanel Rander indicates in his text for the publication accompanying the exhibition.

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The exhibition and publication are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment and the City of Tartu.

Gallery name: Kogo gallery

Address: Kastani 42, Tartu

Opening hours: Wed-Fri 12:00 - 19:00, Sat 12:00 - 18:00 and by appointment, +372 5577592

Open: 03.05.2021 - 08.05.2021