On Thursday, 6 October the EAA Gallery will be opening a new exhibition by four young jewellery artists, Hanna-Maria Vanaküla, Sofia Hallik, Merlin Meremaa, Daria Popolitova. The show titled “Symptom” explores sypmtoms and pathologies born within the innermost corners of the artists’ psyche.
A symptom is a sign, peculiarity or a deviation from the normal state and is usually considered as independent and uncontrollable. This is something frightening and strange that shall be relieved, liquidated or suppressed. A symptom is a superficial manifestation of an underlying cause, however humans and their bodies form an integral whole, perceiving the world around themselves. Therefore, the sign may be a result of a cause from the more intimate moments of the person’s body and experiences. Adornments born of such moments combine pain and pleasure, that may be mutually exclusive in other contexts. The process is patient enough for dealing with existential topics like life, death, soul and sexuality.
The exhibition is open until 29 October, 2016.
Graphic design by Thanxallatte
Sofia Hallik is an innovative jewellery maker and PhD researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts. Sofia’s work, which has also been exhibited at international exhibitions, is best known for the perfect symmetry, tricky nature of the material, latest digital techniques and the use of a visually monochrome palette.
Merilin Meremaa is currently studying in the Master’s programme of the Estonian Academy of Arts’ Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department. She has exhibited both in Estonia and internationally.
Daria Popolitova is a jewellery artist and designer. She also works as a guest lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts and a museum pedagogue at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. In 2015 she founded the jewellery art studio Aur. In her work Daria Popolitova explores the dynamics of man and technology. She has exhibited both in Estonia and internationally.
Hanna-Maria Vanaküla s currently studying in the Master’s programme of the Estonian Academy of Arts’ Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department. She has exhibited both in Estonia and internationally.
The EAA Gallery and artists would like to thank Kadri Mälk, Timmo Lember, Andrey Kulpin, Tanel Veenre and the EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department.