“In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being. It is the ideal place for reflection, individual expression, freedom and fundamental questions. It is a ‘yes’ to life, although sometimes a ‘but’ lies behind. More than ever, the role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are crucial in the framework of contemporary debates.
Viva Arte Viva is also an exclamation, an expression of the passion for art and for the state of the artist. Viva Arte Viva is a Biennale designed with the artists, by the artists and for the artists. It deals with the forms they propose, the questions they pose, the practices they develop and the forms of life they choose.
The Exhibition also aims to be an experience, representing an extroversion movement towards the other, towards a common place and towards the most indefinable dimensions, opening the pathways to a neo-humanism.”
Curator of 57th Venice Biennale
We welcome you to a group exhibition of masters degree first year painting students of Estonian Academy of Arts. Exhibition consists of two different workshops that took place during the semester.
The title Viva Arte Viva is a reference to Venice biennale of the following year. Every artist took the phrase out of context and found an individual meaning to it.
Participating artists: Leelo-Mai Aunbaum, Tilly Davies, Nieves Felipo, Kelli Gedvil, Martyna Kosiarz, Kristen Rästas, Heidy Tiits, Inga Tsernova, Alo Valge and Katrin Valgemäe.
Tutors: Jaan Toomik and Vladimir Dubossarsky.
Opening on the 21st of December at 6pm in ARS project room (Pärnu mnt 154). Entry through the court.
18:00 Tilly Davies (“Withdraw”)
19:00 Alo Valge and guest artist Fideelia-Signe Roots (“VANN. BATHTUB. 浴缸”)
21:30 Inga Tsernova and Tilly Davies (“Painting Project 1”)
Exhibition remains open until 30th of December at 12-18.
Exhibition is closed on 24th and 25th of December.
Supported by Estonian Artists’ Association.