NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

At the opening exhibition, Ülle Saatmäe will exhibit silk fabrics and photographs in plant printing. At the heart of the exhibition is a hint of the importance of nature through the direct contact of plants with textiles. The artist does not use synthetic dyes, but the plants themselves have left their mark. Saatmäe further develops the technique in his work, where the result emphasizes the hidden diversity of plant pigments. The fabrics in the exhibition are in dialogue with photographs, which is the result of the artist's long practice in this field.

Everything that has ever begun will end sometime. According to legend, Babylon’s “Hanging Gardens,” one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was established by King Nebuchadnezzar to alleviate the longing of his wife, Amira. A lot of vet and effort was spent during this construction. It may have been proud and powerful, but it was no wonder. Instead, the miracle is the garden that still runs with us on this planet. Half a billion years ago, a plant kingdom began to develop on a planet in the history of which man appeared only recently. We breathe air, an important component of which, oxygen, is released during photosynthesis. Plants can form sunlight, water and carbon dioxide for life. It is a mystical process on which the rest of the ecosystem depends. Chlorophyll and other plant pigments are involved in photosynthesis. The viability of green plants is a green wavelength that is not absorbed by chlorophyll, but is reflected back to our bases. It soothes – gives a signal that oxygen is coming and everything is fine. But are we good gardeners? / Ü. Saatmäe /

Gallery name: HOP Gallery

Address: Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

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

Open: 06.11.2020 - 24.11.2020