Helena Keskküla and Art Nõukas, students of the Estonian Academy of Arts Installation and Sculpture department, present their jointly created installations and video works at exhibition “The Logical Song”. The initial impulse of these works originates from the two artists’ creation’s common elements. The works of Helena Keskküla and Art Nõukas are strongly connected with taking the details of pop culture’s into pieces and giving them a new meaning; these works are influenced by television, song texts and idols.
“The Logical Song” uses the mechanisms of Estonianization of Western songs, which is a rather common practice in Estonia. The works explore which myths form around the song and its presenter and what kind of shape can the song acquire in the culture decades later. The exhibition touches the boundaries between generations, although the artists will not remain merely analytic by-standers. By restaging the history, they manipulate with the viewers, but at the same time remain its representatives themselves by criticizing the modern age.
The exhibition is composed of four intertwined episodes that revolve around the Estonian translation of Roger Hodgson’s song “The Logical Song”, which gained popularity in the 1970s.
An evening of extended exhibition viewing called Tallinn Tuesday will be presented by Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center in cooperation with Tallinn Music Week Arts programme on Tuesday, 24 March at 5–8 pm. The artists will be at the gallery from 5 pm to present their works.
Artist talk with Helena Keskküla and Art Nõukas takes place on 25 March at 6 pm. The artist talk will be led by art historian Madli Ehasalu.
We would like to thank: Jaan Kompus, Aire Luhaoja and Pärnu Sütevaka Grammar School’s Boychoir, Johannes Säre, Kirke Kangro, Ahto Nõukas, Benjamin Röckel, Pamela Sume, Pärtel Eelmere, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Tallinn Music Week, Estonian Spirit OÜ, Cinema Sõprus.