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An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights by Ulvi Haagensen x Morfosis by Ihan Toomik and Andreas Kivisild

Exhibition  /  06 Jan 2021  -  27 Feb 2021
Published: 19.01.2021
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Intro
This duo exhibition reveals a dialogue between their work. An Octopus's Garden for Silly Delights present pieces which were created from recycled materials expressing how the world is living with the ecological, technological, and biological changes humans can be responsible for. On the other hand, Morfosis displays pieces that are mutable as humans, demonstrating our numerous metamorphoses in life.

Artist list

Ulvi Haagensen, Andreas Kivisild, Ihan Toomik
An Octopus's Garde of Silly Delights
In
a world on the brink of ecological disaster;
a world coming to terms with a deadly virus;
a world where belligerent and inflammatory politics endeavors to entice and control us;
a world where big tech sees and knows more than we’d like;
a world where narcissism and lying seem to be acceptable ways to behave;
I present to you
An Octopus's Garde of Silly Delights

At least one thing we can be certain of in these uncertain times is that octopuses have beautiful gardens.

Morfosis
Morfosis consists of several objects that can be worn in several ways. Morfosis as transfiguration stems from the metamorphoses of daily living. For example, when dressing for work a person embodies their occupation and starts behaving like part of the organization. Later, at home, the same person may act and look utterly different. Similarly, we change ourselves in other everyday situations.

We have been discussing the kind of attributes that apply to wearable jewellery. What would we want to wear on a daily basis? Which values, functions, and practical implications would this jewellery carry? Our conversation took us to the shapeshifting belt buckle that embodies our daily metamorphoses.


Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 10 am - 6 pm.
Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.


About the artists
Ulvi Haagensen, born and trained in Sydney, Australia, has been living in Tallinn for many years. She has a background in drawing and sculpture and is currently doing a Ph.D. at the Estonian Academy of Arts researching the boundaries and connections between art and everyday life. She has exhibited in Australia, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Russia, and South Korea, and has work in public collections in Australia and Estonia.

Ihan Toomik is a freelance artist and a designer. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2013. He also teaches 3D modeling.

Andreas Kivisild is a freelance artist and a designer. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2012.
Window view of An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights..
Window view of An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights.

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Window view of An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights..
Window view of An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights.

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Window view of An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights..
Window view of An Octopus's Garden of Silly Delights.

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Ulvi Haagensen. Wall piece: Frog, 2013. Steel, paint.. 4.7 x 2.9 x 0.1 cm. Ulvi Haagensen
Wall piece: Frog, 2013
Steel, paint.
4.7 x 2.9 x 0.1 cm
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Ulvi Haagensen. Wall piece: Butterfly, 2013. Steel, paint.. 8.27 x 4.5 x 0.1 cm. Ulvi Haagensen
Wall piece: Butterfly, 2013
Steel, paint.
8.27 x 4.5 x 0.1 cm
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Window view of Morfosis..
Window view of Morfosis.

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Window view of Morfosis..
Window view of Morfosis.

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Window view of Morfosis..
Window view of Morfosis.

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Ihan Toomik. Ring: Untitled, 2017. Silver 925 (oxidized, gold plated).. 2.5 x 1.65 cm. Ihan Toomik
Ring: Untitled, 2017
Silver 925 (oxidized, gold plated).
2.5 x 1.65 cm
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Ihan Toomik. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Silver 925 (gold plated).. 4.2 x 2.5 x 0.72 cm. Ihan Toomik
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Silver 925 (gold plated).
4.2 x 2.5 x 0.72 cm
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