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Estonian Academy of Arts, Degree Show 2018

Exhibition  /  SchoolsDegreeShow2018  /  28 May 2018  -  03 Jun 2018
Published: 23.05.2018
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Intro
The graduation exhibition of the final year students from the Jewellery and Blacksmithing department of the Estonian Academy of Arts, “It Doesn’t Mean Anything” opens on the 28th of May. But this doesn’t mean it’s the end. It actually doesn’t mean anything.

Artist list

Kaia Ansip, Laura Barreda, Liisbeth Kirss, Sigrid Kuusk, Claudia Lepik, Liisbet Linntamm, Veronika Ovsyannikova, Ulrika Paemurru, Constansa Salinas, Annie Voll, Pascal von Keitel
Soon our studies will be over, and the final project should neatly tie together all the ideas and styles we as artists have cultivated during our time here. It’s as if the graduation show was a door one could proudly shut in order to exclaim: ‘These people are now Artists!”. We don’t agree with that. The end of school doesn’t mean anything – learning never ends. The encouraging and guiding environment of the school is now replaced with independent choices and personal responsibility.

Searching for complicated meanings and sticking them onto an artwork has become common practice. So that sometimes, once you’ve peeled off all the pretty stories, you feel you find an empty thing at its heart. Surrounded by our colleagues, every action and choice seems meaningful, but what if our work makes no sense in the larger context of the world...? We believe that there is, in fact, meaning in what we do. The things we create do not always need to have some profound philosophy attached to them; they can be just about the creation of something and the process that has led us there. Every work of art has a reason for having been made, but it is the viewer who creates the meaning. Each one of us has to find for themselves the element in the art that touches us, and that is what makes it meaningful or meaningless.


Supervisors: Nils Hint, Piret Hirv, Urmas Lüüs, Eve Margus-Villems.
Sponsored by Estonian Academy of Arts, Fahle gallery, Tiina Tauraite, Karu Talu, ALPEK FL OÜ, Kuma Kombucha, Germund.

Hours

Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm.
Sat-Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

Opening

28th of May at 6 pm.
Claudia Lepik. Piece: Untitled, 2018. Stainless steel, spray paint.. 11 x 12 cm. Photo by: Johanna Nurm. Claudia Lepik
Piece: Untitled, 2018
Stainless steel, spray paint.
11 x 12 cm
Photo by: Johanna Nurm
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Liisbeth Kirss. Piece: Breastplate, 2018. Silicone, plastic, glass, leather, metal hooks.. 30 x 20 x 15cm. Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk. From series: Extraterrestrial Technology. Liisbeth Kirss
Piece: Breastplate, 2018
Silicone, plastic, glass, leather, metal hooks.
30 x 20 x 15cm
Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk
From series: Extraterrestrial Technology
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Ulrika Paemurru. Neckpieces: Fragile Connections, 2018. Stoneware. 124 cm. Photo by: Ulrika Paemurru. From series: Chains. Ulrika Paemurru
Neckpieces: Fragile Connections, 2018
Stoneware
124 cm
Photo by: Ulrika Paemurru
From series: Chains
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Sigrid Kuusk. Necklace: No.1, 2018. Cubic Zirconia, steel. foam leaf, silver.. 10.5 x 22 x 3 cm. Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk. From series: Inner Space. Sigrid Kuusk
Necklace: No.1, 2018
Cubic Zirconia, steel. foam leaf, silver.
10.5 x 22 x 3 cm
Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk
From series: Inner Space
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Kaia Ansip. Ring: Object, 2018. Aluminium spoon, beans, a drifter from the sea, shrink.. 13.5 x 4 cm. From series: The Collection of Curiosities. Kaia Ansip
Ring: Object, 2018
Aluminium spoon, beans, a drifter from the sea, shrink.
13.5 x 4 cm
From series: The Collection of Curiosities
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