Temnikova & Kasela is pleased to invite you to the opening of a solo show by Flo Kasearu which will take place at Lastekodu 1 on the 20th of January 2015 at 7pm.
For her first solo show at the gallery, Flo Kasearu will present new works. The exhibition entitled “Uprising” builds around a video filmed during roof maintenance works performed on a building in Tallinn’s Pelgulinn district, where the artist lives and where she has been hosting her “Flo Kasearu House Museum” project since 2013. The metal taken off the roof was folded into plane figures, much like the DIY models folded by children from paper.
Responding to the current political milieu of strained international relationships between Russia and the West, Kasearu’s video and accompanying works – drawings and framed 3D models – reflect on the atmosphere prevailing under these circumstances in Estonia. The artist contemplates the heightened levels of paranoia in the media, calls for the increase in funding of the Department of Defence during elections, resumed faith in NATO membership, and so on. The DIY metal planes as the main motif of the exhibition appear to be symbolic of military action, yet simultaneously representative of an exit strategy, the crossing of the country’s borders by air, immigration and emigration issues. The airspace – a perspective from which to assess ones own position as both a liberating and a frightening idea.
Flo Kasearu (b. 1985) is an artist based in Tallinn. A graduate of the Estonian Academy of the Arts Painting department BA in 2008, she also studied Multimedia at Universtität der Künste Berlin under Rebecca Horn studio, and later returned to Estonian Academy of the Arts to compete her MA in the photography department. Her recent exhibitions include “We Are On the Way” at Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw (2014); “Flo Kasearu’s House Museum” at Flo Kasearu House Museum, Tallinn (2013 – ongoing); “21.05.09 / 14.06.09” (with Tõnis Saadoja) at Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius; Artists House, Tartu; and Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn (2011-2012).
Thanks to Pernod Ricard Estonia, Estonian Cultural Endowment