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On Monday, 11 May curatorial exhibition “On Monday It Was Still Snowy” about staying at home and being in quarantine will be opened in the large and small galleries of the Tartu Art House.

The project by the curator Peeter Talvistu uses two different approaches to summarise the situation and sensibilities of the last two months. In the small gallery, the works of Eerik Haamer, Marko Mäetamm and Diana Tamane represent the factual elements of being separated by the walls of your home from the rest of the society. We have all passed through the stadiums of need for closeness, loosing our minds and exploding with the pent up pressure.

The curator met the authors and projects of the large gallery during the emergency on social media and all of them have a strong poetic connection with everything we just experienced. Eero Ijavoinen, Elise Christin Jörberg, Kalli Kalde, Mette Mari Kaljas, Paul Lepasson, Marja-Liisa Plats, Vahur Puik and Mattias Reinula participate. These are semi-random discoveries that in one way or another have become intertwined with the events that both connected and separated the whole world.

In the ground floor lobby, the two galleries are joined together by the video conversation of the art historian Indrek Grigor and the painter Peeter Krosmann where they seek answers to more practical questions. The title of the exhibition, “On Monday It Was Still Snowy” accompanied Vahur Puik’s video as a commentary on his Facebook wall.

We thank the Tartu Art Museum and all participating artists for their quick response and cooperation.Tartu Town Government and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Gallery name: Tartu Art House

Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Open: 11.05.2020 - 31.05.2020