Painting

Rott/Rat is the EKA Chair of Painting where painting has overflowed its boundaries. As Daniel Birnbaum wrote back in 2001: “Painting no longer exists as a strictly circumscribed mode of expression; rather, it is a zone of contagion, constantly branching out and widening its scope”. The rat is a survivor, able to adapt to all sorts of situations, fleeing a sinking ship. The rat lives on, even if painting has been dubbed dead many times over. The rat is like a zombie painter – even if its body is dead, it lives on. Like a DJ mixing tracks, past and present are turned into future. As Korakrit Arunanondchai says in his video Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names: “One day when humans no longer exist, rats might take over.”

 

Painting installation by Carl-Robert Kagge during the Artbaza event at Astangu, 2017

 

On the left: Kelli Gedvil’s painting installation “Homelike Saturation”, 2017. On the right: Mihkel Ilus’s “Robusto” exhibition view at Draakon gallery, photo by Johannes Säre, 2013
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  It takes place on the 29th of November in the second tunnel of the historical ammunition storage in Astangu and lasts for only one night! The exhibited works are site-specific and deal with the problematics related to the location. What kind of meaning does a former ammunition storage with its non-functional existence possess regarding the city? What symbols does it hold, what ...

Location

Lembitu 12, Tallinn, Estonia