Equally important is the cultural space that has given rise to the ceramics and that is conveyed to us by the utensils and dishes. Leo Rohlin, the professor emeritus of the Department of Ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts, has said: “A good usable form, no matter if it is a dish or a vase, deserves the same respect as works that float somewhere on the periphery of visual arts. From what I have seen, the ceramic artists of South-Eastern Estonia have not only managed to follow but also to innovate and individualise the earlier tradition of making items from clay and to preserve the charm of clay as a material.”
The author of the idea, Jana Huul, presented the exhibition “Routine or Ritual?” for the first time in 20.11.2019–12.01.2020 at the Vana-Võromaa Museum and Art Gallery.
The overview exhibition of active ceramic artists working with clay in South-Eastern Estonia includes Karmen Kevvai, Urve Konksi, Meelis Krigul, Signe Krigul, Helemall Maask, Krista Nagel and Aivar Rumvolt.
Curators: Stella Mõttus, Urve Konksi, Jane Ansmann
Mentor of the exhibition: Leo Rohlin
Film: Lauri Nagel
Graphic design: Anette Konksi
Thanks: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tartu Art House, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Estonian Glass Artists’ Union
Gallery name: Tartu Art House Small Hall
Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Open: 27.02.2021 - 28.03.2021