Pretty Gimmicks, Charming Trinkets and All the Other Things

Kiosk Kopli 99b hoone kõrval, Kopli trammipeatuses

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A group exhibition “Pretty Gimmicks, Charming Trinkets and All the Other Things” will open on Friday, June 2nd at 6 pm at the end stop of the Kopli tram line.

The six participating artists are united by their love of things: their artistic practice revolves around nearly forgotten objects as if prolonging their lifespan. At a time when there are more (and far too many) things than ever, people are still deeply attached to the tangible. It is this ‘something’ that makes things the anchors to which we attach our identities and the vessels in which we gather our experiences. The inner life of things observed in this way turns them into capsules of humanity, which carry the invisible evidence of being human as they ‘marinate’ in time. The artists use objects to engage with autobiographical, poetic as well as anthropological questions.

The exhibition takes place in an old kiosk at the last stop of the tram line in Kopli. Spread across the counter, the works explore the human love of trinkets, the absurdity of mass production, and the power of objects to unite and divide communities.

Instead of a kiosk vendor, one of the artists is on duty every day so that the exhibition experience takes a slightly different form each day through the presence of each artist or curator.

Participating artists: Sandra Ernits, Rose Magee, Mara Kirchberg, Sarah Nõmm, Siim Preiman, Leonor Talefe
Graphic design: Kertu Klementi
Curator: Anita Kodanik

Kiosk next to the building at Kopli 99b, Kopli tram line end stop.

The exhibition is open until June 11, Mon-Fri 14:00-20:00, Sat-Fri 12:00-18:00

Special thanks: Mart Veelmaa, Anders Härm, Margit Säde, Mattias Veller, Derevjashka cafe 

More info: Anita Kodanik /, +372 55507327

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Posted by Andres Lõo

Contemporary Art Exhibitions