NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Each spring, when the snow starts to thaw and the weather turns grey, I know, that soon the sun will come. In March and April, it is especially bright and scorching. The molten snow and burning sun in unison create a time when the whole world appears to be buried under a layer of dust. It seems like everything has faded.

The sun influences everything and light has a merciless power. Stones crumble, wood chips, steel corrodes, plastic fails. Not much can stand up to the sun and paper is not an exception. Using a lens I achieved what I was aiming for: in their concentrated form, the rays of the sun are so hot that they burn. I control the lens but the sun sets its own limitations. Some days are bright, but on others I have to stand outside for hours to burn a dot. Some weeks are cloudy and I cannot work at all. The sun dictates my work.

Siim Elmers (b 1997) graduated last year from the Department of Installation and Sculpture of the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2017, he was awarded the grand prix of the Young Sculptor Award (with Johannes Luik). This is his first solo exhibition.

The exhibition will remain open until 23 May. During this time, the Tartu Art House is open every day 12–18.

Gallery name: Tartu Art House Small Hall

Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu

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

Open: 03.05.2021 - 23.05.2021