NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

“Somnum Exterreri” or “Nightmare” is the first major solo exhibition of Merle Luhaäär-Avril's work in recent years, which focuses on turning a dream and / or dream into a nightmare. Works created in different techniques (sculpture, screen printing, photography, digital art, painting, neon light, etc.) form a dreamlike installation as a psychedelic collage that combines the relativity of (sur) reality and tries to grasp the delicate border between the two worlds. A dream can go unnoticed into a nightmare and a nightmare into a dream. Where does the dream end and the production of reality begin? Is there a border between them at all, or is reality and dream completely merged in the middle of modern tailor-made (virtual) reality?

Merle Luhaäär-Avril graduated from the Royal College of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in graphics in 2019, and has a master’s degree in art history and visual culture from the Tallinn Academy of Arts. Her work has participated in international group exhibitions in Tallinn, Dubai, London, Venice, Barcelona, ​​Zurich, etc. The collection of works presented was completed between 2016-2021 at the Venice Art Residency, the RCA Studio in London and at home in Tallinn.

Gallery name: ARS Project room

Address: Pärnu mnt. 154, Tallinn

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 - 18:00, Sat 12:00 - 16:00

Open: 18.06.2021 - 03.07.2021