Urmas Lüüs: “After my grandmother left, I started to empty the apartment for repairs. 83 years of life had accumulated in front of me. In three summer months, I was able to dig through barely half of the cultural layer that permeated the human soul. A hanger hanged with a wooden stick and a leucoplasty, a dress from a curtain, needled socks, patched into a vault. It all contained some knowledge and presence. More and more often I seemed to be able to read this knowledge. When I discovered a shelf full of crocheted and embroidered tablecloths, it seemed that the accessories in the sideboard were just waiting for me to resume the work I was still doing. I learned what I did. The skill also developed from evening to night. Pretty soon I was able to read stitches and paragraphs like a musician’s note. The gap between the two worlds did not seem to be an obstacle to communication.
In a few words about myself – my name is Urmas Lüüs (1987) and I have obtained both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In my work, I combine media such as video, performance, conceptually charged consumer objects, photography, sculpture and sound into a trans-media whole.
I work in a studio on Hobusepea 2 Street in Tallinn, instruct students at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the University of Gothenburg, write for various publications about culture and poison the sound art group Postinstrumentum. ”
The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment and the Estonian Academy of Arts.
The exhibitions in Hobusepea Gallery are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko AS.
Gallery name: Hobusepea gallery
Address: Hobusepea 2, Tallinn
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Open: 20.05.2021 - 07.06.2021