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Margit Säde is opening her solo exhibition "Waiting Zone" at the Hobusepea Gallery.

Margit Säde: “Due to my work and private life, I have been commuting between Tallinn and Zurich for 10 years now. In the last 3 years, I have flown for 65 days, soared and landed a total of 138 times. My flights are delayed, canceled, rescheduled, overbooked. I have flown in a virtually empty plane, in bad weather, in good weather, during a pandemic.

Flying is more sterile and efficient than everyday life, all services are either within walking distance or at the touch of a button. However, flying is always accompanied by a dual feeling – the desire to ignore control and celebrate it. I fly to the heights of the sky while being very securely chained to my seat. Where one sees an open sky, another sees a sea view framed by the dimensions of a standard airplane window. By pressing a cold window against my nose, I activate flight mode on my smartphone and enter the time-free zone for flying. This waiting zone is like a closed circle where the past no longer exists and the future has not yet begun, only the present in a vacuum.
Depression is also a phase where the worst is over, but the person has not yet healed. It’s a subtle hint of where you are now and where you will soon be when living and everything you want to do is on hold. It’s like planes circling over the airport waiting for a moment to land. ”

Margit Säde is an independent curator and artist working in Tallinn and Zurich. When the roles of curator, educator, producer and artist alternate, the main topics of interest to him are subjectivity, precariousness, collectivity, as well as language, the human psyche and the voice. He studied art history at the Estonian Academy of Arts (2007, BA) and liberal arts at the Zurich Academy of Arts (2017, MFA). In 2017–2020, he worked at the Estonian Academy of Arts as the head of the curriculum of the Master’s Program in Contemporary Art and an associate professor. He has been awarded the Estonian Cultural Endowment’s annual prize for fine and applied arts (2019).

The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment. The artist thanks: Urs and August Säde Lehni, Anna Škodenko, Eleonore de Montesquiou, Lightmaker, Tuul and Tallinn Real School.

The exhibitions in Hobusepea Gallery are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko AS.

Gallery name: Hobusepea gallery

Address: Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Open: 09.06.2021 - 05.07.2021