The dialogue between Paul Kuimet and Mari-Leen Kiipli that is developing in the exhibition at Kogo Gallery, includes thoughts about different connections and balances between humans, man-made environment and plant life. Buildings created for plants, plants that take over the neglected urban landscape, crumbling unused concrete, new houses and gardens, order, flow, fantasy, beauty, light. As did 19th-century architecture critic Richard Lucae see in the Crystal Palace the ethereality of the barriers between us and the landscape, the disappearance of boundaries between interior and exterior*, so does Mari-Leen Kiipli’s work often convey the blurring of boundaries between human and nature, focusing on sensations and body awareness while being in a state of active and dynamic relation to one’s surrounding – the state that is perhaps best for the perception of art and the environment in general, as well as for any creative process, whether it takes place in a laboratory, studio or somewhere else.
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: 05.08.2020 - 22.08.2020