Open lecture from seminar series Non-Aura: Kristina Paabus “Something to Believe In”

Kristina Paabus_Something to Believe In
Kristina Paabus. Something to Believe In. 2015. 
Screen monoprint and digital plotter on paper. 48.25 x 35.5 cm

 

4 December at 4 pm,
graphic art department, Lembitu 10B, room 144

On Monday, 4 December at 4 pm there will be an artist talk by American Estonian artist Kristina Paabus who will discuss her creative practice and research, as well as the role of print within her work and contemporary discourse. 

Kristina Paabus is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a focus in printmaking. Kristina’s work investigates systems and strategies that we use to perceive, control, and negotiate our surroundings. She examines tools such as language, architecture, internet, government, and beliefs to expose our constant yet sometimes futile attempts at structure. By exploring the pursuit, successes, fractures, and failures within our individual and shared rules, she questions the factual and fictional constructions that we employ to interact with the world around us.


Kristina Paabus (US/EE) earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Printmaking at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Kristina has exhibited her work throughout the US and Europe, with recent exhibitions including NEO Geo at the Akron Art Museum (OH) and Belt and Road at the National Gallery (Bulgaria). Paabus is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Estonia, the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa, and the Southern Graphics Council International Guanlan Residency Award. Kristina has attended numerous artist residences such as Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), Lillstreet (IL), Emmanuel College (MA), Culture Factory Polymer (Estonia), SÍM (Iceland), Inside Zone (Romania), Muhu A.I. (Estonia), Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China), NCCA Kronstadt
(Russia), and in spring 2018 will be at Anderson Ranch Art Center (CO). Paabus is Associate Professor of Reproducible Media at Oberlin College, and previously taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow School of Art, and The University of Iowa.More info at:
www.kristinapaabus.com

NB! Please join Kristina Paabus and Breanne Trammell for their upcoming two-person exhibition, the grass is the same color over there, at the Gallery Metropol, December 16–26, 2017. Opening December 16, 2017, Galerii Metropol, Vana-Kalamaja 46, Tallinn.  

www.kristinapaabus.comwww.breannetrammell.com


Seminar series Non Aura in the autumn semester 2017/2018 consists of 11 lectures and talks from different fields, which take place on Mondays from 4 pm. Seminar series is a free elective that gives
3 ECTS.You are warmly welcome!
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