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Estonian Academy of Arts, Degree Show 2019

Exhibition  /  EmergingValues  /  01 Jun 2019  -  16 Jun 2019
Published: 26.08.2019
View of the exhibition, work by Merlin Meremaa and Hansel Tai, photo by Hansel Tai..
View of the exhibition, work by Merlin Meremaa and Hansel Tai, photo by Hansel Tai.

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Intro
TASE is the annual spring graduation show of the Estonian Academy of Arts, with this year’s main exhibition taking place at new building at EKA, Põhja pst 7.
 

Artist list

Federica Cogliandro, Alexander Kamelhair, Triin Kukk, Andreas Lichfeld, Erinn M. Cox, Merlin Meremaa, Anneli Oppar, Hansel Tai, Hanna Maria Vanaküla
The exhibition presents the final projects of fine arts, architecture, design and art and culture master’s students with the additional final works of fine arts bachelor’s students.


Federica Cogliandro
Title of MA thesis: _ on the threshold _
Supervisor: prof Kadri Mälk

On the threshold is the perpetual condition of our existence. The threshold, in Latin limen, draws its meaning from the dichotomous nature of breach and limit. Emblem of an intermediate state. Stage of transformation and transition from one state to another. It delimits and simultaneously opens up new horizons. Every beginning is in a symbiotic relationship with the end.
My artistic research originates from the study of the sign, with dual and simultaneous development: graphic and material.
The surface is the field on which the sign acts creating atmospheric spaces, shapes, volumes - illusory or tangible - from which they emerge or sink.
The sign- traced, engraved, pressed - modulated in a myriad of rhythmic variations is at the same time matter and instrument of knowledge.
It is the graphic metamorphosis of noumena into phenomena. It is a distillation of ideas, memories and experiences. It does not reproduce but it makes visible.
Through a process of decantation, analytical decomposition, synthesis and recomposition, it allows the manifestation of the essence. It is the primogenium element of cosmogonic visions.
In the drawings, engravings and millimetric reliefs, the vibrant particles of signs create a texture of which matter and light are the warp and weft. In the sculptural works, the sign itself becomes form in tension and balance between emptiness and fullness. The repetition of the gesture develops along a linear and continuous path intersected by an infinite succession of thresholds.


Erinn M. Cox
Title of MA thesis:  loneliness is the slowest death: a requiem for longing
Supervisor: prof Kadri Mälk

I believe we are each born with a knowing pain in our soul, and this innate understanding is loneliness: a deep and inconsolable ache for an other to inhabit the empty space we cannot, and may never fill. I have lived most of my life in this space, and it is here that I continue to wait – a lifetime spent in desperation that confounds the heart and the mind and ravages the body. But there are moments, Inevitably, when this profound loneliness becomes something far greater. It becomes longing: an insanity of my own making, fed by an intoxicating and relentless pursuit for a chosen man that was exciting and devastating, suffocating and heartbreaking.
Each necklace represents the beautiful and grounded humiliation I have felt over the last year, sixteen eulogies that magnify the subtle nuances of this intense and unforgiving emotion I so tightly cling to. And it is this very longing, this manifold symptom of my loneliness unchecked, that I both revere and grieve for as it slowly and decidedly kills me.


Hansel Yuchen Tai
Title of MA thesis: NEO-GENESIS. Free Falling in the Cyber-Apocalypse
Supervisor: Tanel Veenre

Neo-Genesis is a collection of work states the nonlinear time and space of Tai’s hypersitional world. The series erratically champions the acceleration of an apocalyptic future. Through multiple glossy surfaces, from sacred jade to chromed metal, from cyborg fluid to pierced hard surface, Neo-Genesis presents a vision of cybernetic mutation and evolution.


Alexander Kamelhair
Title of MA thesis: Sovereign Objects: the thingliness of things
Supervisors: Nils Hint, Paul Rodgers

Sovereign Objects: the thingliness of things is a body of work that speculates on the nature of Being as separate from phenomena and subjective utility, and as non-exclusive to conscious, perceiving beings. It is inspired by the insights of Martin Heidegger’s phenomenology and Graham Harman’s object-oriented ontology and is manifest in two site-specific sculptural installations and a haabjas.


Triin Kukk
Title of MA thesis:  Venus
Supervisor: Urmas Lüüs

A year ago I stumbled on a cord, right after that I noticed a rubber seal on display at the window of the local tool shop. I started to see similar objects lying on the streets, in the woods, on the construction sites, everywhere. You stumble upon something that makes you see things in a different way. Previously, I didn’t notice random bits of pipe lying around or fragments of rubber or lengths of cable, but I have started to see them now.
Getting tangled up in cables opened up new and unusual horizons. Stone is exceptionally durable and therefore can be considered the most tangible form of time. Taking the characteristics of a found object, I transferred these by engraving them into the stone. Consequently, these objects hold thousands of years worth of information right up to today. Transient and unnoticeable they bear messages and with their apparently random form, they are fragments from the fringes.


Andreas Lichfeld
Title of MA thesis: Kicking Life’s Ass
Supervisor: prof Kadri Mälk

Author’s self-criticism – a contemplative look into one’s self. To describe, visualize and finally understand the core of my being and fragments of my past, mistakes, regrets, doubts, gnawing problems and questions. Ultimately combining them with myself by the way of using proper lines and materials, that result in finding motivation in life and a chance to be a kind person through a simple conclusion/answer, which for me is the desire to keep moving – to change, but to stay as yourself. The displayed jewelry and objects symbolize my path and findings in my creative life.

A short saying to describe the work would be:
Don’t forget to look at yourself!


Merlin Meremaa
Title of MA thesis: On the verge of fragility
Supervisor: Piret Hirv

The main objective of these works is the fragility of the human condition. Weakness is seen as part of human existence and treated as inherent. Sensitivity and weakness are the usual conditions that belong to humanity, but which are generally concealed and embarrassed. Who wants to be weak? Do we have the strength to show our feelings? Do we have the courage to show our vulnerability? Iron is treated as a substance that is not necessarily strong or durable. In the works, extremes of material are opened where both parties are amplified. Even the strongest can also be fragile.


Anneli Oppar
Title of MA thesis: The Actual Calculations
Supervisor: Piret Hirv

I am observing myself while creating with a digital machine as well as comparing to digital phenomena in general. A circular drop as a memory from summer is treated as an abstract image. The time spent by the pond is difficult to measure. I made digital steps around the pond also in order to measure human perception of time. Wandering thoughts about the time spent by the pond are nonlinear, similarly to the pond itself that is a circular yet unmeasurable shape. This is also a state of mind including the visions of subconsciousness and the past where I get stuck with the feeling of infinity.

 
Hanna-Maria Vanaküla
Title of MA thesis: FOCUS-POCUS
Supervisor: Urmas Lüüs

Sometimes what we see and sense, and what we know are in conflict. The illusion of eyesight demonstrates just how capable our vision and brains are. By manipulating the sense of sight we come to understand its complexity and it is possible to appreciate the real world in a different way that can take us into the realm of fantasy. When our eyesight makes a mistake it becomes clear that the seen image is different from reality. Mind games that play with different ways of seeing open up opportunities to question what is the real vision.
 
Federica Cogliandro. Object: On the Threshold, 2019. Steel. 100 x 8.5 cm. Photo by: Piret Hirv. Federica Cogliandro
Object: On the Threshold, 2019
Steel
100 x 8.5 cm
Photo by: Piret Hirv
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View of the exhibition, work by Federica Cogliandro..
View of the exhibition, work by Federica Cogliandro.

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Erinn M. Cox. Neckpiece: I Don't Want It To Be Over, 2019. Oxidized and polished brass, silver, cast bronze remnant of longing.. 304 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk. From series: LONGING. Model: Taavi Teevet.. Erinn M. Cox
Neckpiece: I Don't Want It To Be Over, 2019
Oxidized and polished brass, silver, cast bronze remnant of longing.
304 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk
From series: LONGING
Model: Taavi Teevet.

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View of the exhibition, work by Erinn M.Cox, photo by Hansel Tai..
View of the exhibition, work by Erinn M.Cox, photo by Hansel Tai.

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Hansel Tai. Brooch: Hyper Cruising, 2019. Brass, surgical stainless steel, buffalo horn.. Photo by: Yuchen Dai. Hansel Tai
Brooch: Hyper Cruising, 2019
Brass, surgical stainless steel, buffalo horn.
Photo by: Yuchen Dai
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Alexander Kamelhair. Installation: Five Railroad Sleepers Dreaming on a Gravel Bed, 2019. Wood. Photo by: Alexander Kamelhair. From series: Sovereign Objects: the thingliness of things. Alexander Kamelhair
Installation: Five Railroad Sleepers Dreaming on a Gravel Bed, 2019
Wood
Photo by: Alexander Kamelhair
From series: Sovereign Objects: the thingliness of things
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Alexander Kamelhair. Installation: Haabjas – A Boat, 2019. Wood. From series: Sovereign Objects: the thingliness of things. Alexander Kamelhair
Installation: Haabjas – A Boat, 2019
Wood
From series: Sovereign Objects: the thingliness of things
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View of the exhibition, work by Alexander Kamelhair, photo by Hansel Tai..
View of the exhibition, work by Alexander Kamelhair, photo by Hansel Tai.

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Triin Kukk. Hand Piece: Untitled, 2018. Black jade.. Photo by: Triin Kukk. Triin Kukk
Hand Piece: Untitled, 2018
Black jade.
Photo by: Triin Kukk
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View of the exhibition, works by Triin Kukk, photo by Triin Kukk..
View of the exhibition, works by Triin Kukk, photo by Triin Kukk.

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Andreas Lichfeld. Piece: Kicking Life’s Ass, 2019. Copper, paint.. Photo by: Andreas Lichfeld. Andreas Lichfeld
Piece: Kicking Life’s Ass, 2019
Copper, paint.
Photo by: Andreas Lichfeld
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View of the exhibition, Installation of masks by Andreas Lichfeld, photo Hansel Tai..
View of the exhibition, Installation of masks by Andreas Lichfeld, photo Hansel Tai.

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Merlin Meremaa. Brooch: On the Verge of Fragility III, 2019. Steel, silver.. 8 x 10 cm. Photo by: Merlin Meremaa. Merlin Meremaa
Brooch: On the Verge of Fragility III, 2019
Steel, silver.
8 x 10 cm
Photo by: Merlin Meremaa
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View of the exhibition, works by Merlin Meremaa, photo by Triin Kukk..
View of the exhibition, works by Merlin Meremaa, photo by Triin Kukk.

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Anneli Oppar. Object: 157,079632679... mm, 2019. 3D printed stainless steel.. Photo by: Anneli Oppar. Anneli Oppar
Object: 157,079632679... mm, 2019
3D printed stainless steel.
Photo by: Anneli Oppar
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View of the exhibition, work by Anneli Oppar, photo by Hansel Tai..
View of the exhibition, work by Anneli Oppar, photo by Hansel Tai.

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Hanna Maria Vanaküla. Neckpiece: Focus-Pocus: Visible 6, 2019. Optical lenses, steel wire.. 8 x 16 cm. Photo by: Gia Lam Nguyen. Hanna Maria Vanaküla
Neckpiece: Focus-Pocus: Visible 6, 2019
Optical lenses, steel wire.
8 x 16 cm
Photo by: Gia Lam Nguyen
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