“Fantasmagooria” group exhibition at Manufactory Quarter
“Fantasmagooria” is a group exhibition by Design & Crafts MA students of the Estonian Academy of Arts coming from five different countries from all over the world.
The exhibition will take place at Manufactory Quarter event hall on 29.05-19.06.2021, and as a part of the satellite programme of the Tallinn Applied Arts Triennial it reflects upon the main topic of this year’s event: translucency.
The etymology of the term phantasmagoria can be found in the ancient Greek: phantasma, which means phantom, apparition, and agora meaning gathering or assembly. “Fantasmagooria” brings together artists and designers with diverse backgrounds (ceramic, glass, jewellery, metal etc); showcasing an eclectic combination of media that aim to establish a fertile dialogue between disciplines. The works dwell in the space reconnecting past and present, celebrating the decay that gives room for new growth.
Under this perspective the show unravels narratives that tackle contemporary social issues and dystopian scenarios. What is familiar shows its hidden content, highlighting uncanny aspects of our society and anthropocentric view. Iron angels, sugar coated thornes, gender equality, delicate layering of fragile materials, imaginary objects that trigger a sense of wonder. Shining a light upon what usually stays secretive, the works accompany the viewer on a journey between mist and light.
Artists: Kaia Ansip, Amie Chan Nga Man, Karin Kent Grundberg, Yufang Hu, Ave Eiland, Liisbeth Kirss, Muyang Li, Sigrid Luitsalu, Karola Rianne Mahhova-Reinholm, Indrek Mesi, Terje Meisterson, Erle Nemvalts, Ulrika Paemurru, Taavi Teevet, Kaur Virkebau, Edgar Volkov
Sponsors: Estonian Academy of Arts, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Manufactory Quarter
The exhibition is open every day 12–8 PM during 29.05-19.06.2021
The opening event is on 28.05.2021 at 6 PM
Please follow the 2+2 rule, remember to wash your hands and wear a mask when visiting!
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