Joosep Kivimäe’s exhibition “I Love You”

Joosep Kivimäe

I Love You

Showcase Gallery, EKKM’s facade, Põhja pst 35

In his artistic practice, Joosep Kivimäe contemplates mainly the structures and hot spots of contemporary consumer society. He is also intrigued by the vague borders between public and private infosphere in the context of the present era of information.

The artist comments on his present exhibition as follows:

“The ephemeral beauty of cut flowers is preceded by a long and exhaustive period of growth and fertilizing after which the flowers are transported to various locations within thousands of kilometers. COVID has provided a good chance to look at the underlying structures of our society. Instead of trying to return to “normal” life, one should redefine the concept of normality. The present day should be used as a fertile ground for replanting ideas and visions for the future as well as for rooting out obsolete negative habits and beliefs.”

Joosep Kivimäe (b. 1994) is a photographer who lives and works in Tallinn. Kivimäe is currently obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2020, Joosep Kivimäe participated in the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in the Netherlands with his artwork “Umbrella of Illusion”. The same year he participated in the extensive art project “Isolation Dialogues” (visual dialogue with photographer Rait Tuulas) held by the Estonian Museum of Photography. Kivimäe’s artwork has been exhibited in several exhibitions, including “Lõuna” (“South”) on the display window of the former Võru Shopping Mall (2020); jubilee exhibition of the Estonian cultural weekly newspaper SIRP “Hulgad” held in the tunnel of Tallinn Baltic Railway Station (2020), and exhibition “Still Life” held in the EKA Billboard Gallery (2021).

The Showcase Gallery can be viewed 24/7 and has wheelchair access.

This exhibition is a part of the satellite programme of Tallinn Photomonth 2021.

Graphic design of the Showcase Gallery: Ran-Re Reimann

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Posted by Maris Karjatse