Solo exhibition The Heroine’s Yourney by Fideelia-Signe Roots at EAA gallery

We would like to draw your attention to the artist talk with Fideelia-Signe Roots
on Tuesday,
13th of January at 6 pm at EAA galleryFreedom Square 6/8.

Artist talk by Ruuda Liisa Malin, music improvisation on piano by Gerhard Lock.

Solo exhibition The Heroine’s Yourney by Estonian Academy of Arts’ PhD student Fideelia-Signe Roots presents stories of the masculine connoted phrase hero. By reproducing mythological characters, the artist is trying to disillusion the archetypal narratives rooted in the society.

At the current exhibition the artist plays mainly with two concepts: heroic versus

sexualised female body, by looking at Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) hero’s

journey model through a feminist prism. Campbell’s ideas were based on the

well-known myths which he constructed into a single so-called monomyth,

universal hero’s journey scheme which premise is the existence of a male

hero. The Heroine’s Journey represents the artist herself passing

through different variations of the hero’s journey.

Fideelia-Signe Roots’s solo exhibition The Heroine’s Journey is part of her

doctoral dissertation at the Doctoral School of Art and Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Previewing the part of her doctoral dissertation is on Wendesday, 21st of January at 2 pm at the EAA gallery. Doctoral supervisors are Prof. Dr. Katrin Kivimaa and Prof. Dr. Tiina Ann Kirss. Exhibition reviewers are Dr. Margus Ott (Tallinn University) and Dr. Eve Annuk (Estonian Literary Museum).

We would like to thank: Katrin Kivimaa, Tiina Ann Kirss, Marko Mäetamm, Ants

Käärst, Kalev Mahtra, Maria Wattel, Gerhard Lock, Kullar Viimne, Hasso Krull.

The exhibition is sponsored by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, The Estonian

Artists’ Association and European Social Fund’s Programme DoRa.


Freedom Square 6/8, in the courtyard of Tallinn Art Hall

Exhibition is opened 11.12.2014–21.01.2015

Tue–Sat 12–6 pm

Free entrance