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Words and Works from a World Away

Exhibition  /  08 Nov 2014  -  15 Jan 2015
Published: 06.11.2014
Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
Curator:
Claire McArdle, Ulvi Haagensen
Management:
Merike Alber
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Intro
This group exhibition presents a reflective view on the perception of culture and identity through the work of Estonian and Australian artists.  A collection of opinions from the general public inspired the artists from each country to explore the connections between these two opposite parts of the globe.   

Artist list

Robert Baines, Nicholas Bastin, Zoe Brand, Melissa Cameron, Anna Davern, Mark Edgoose, Rita-Livia Erikson, Ulvi Haagensen, Mary Hackett, Kristen Haydon, Nils Hint, Naoko Inuzuka, Annika Kedelauk, Inari Kiuru, Aija Kivi, Keiu Koppel, Katarina Kotselainen, Teresa Lane, Urmas Lüüs, Mari Relo-Šaulys & Adolfas Šaulys, Claire McArdle, Kadri Mälk, Hans-Otto Ojaste, Kaire Rannik, Anne Reinberg, Mark Vaarwerk, Tanel Veenre, Linda al-Assi, Anita van Doorn
What do they say about us on the other side of the world? And what do you know about them?

This exhibition unites the northern and southern hemispheres through the work of jewellery and object artists from Australia & Estonia. In each country statements were collected from ordinary members of the public about their knowledge and opinion of the other country. Each artist chose a statement about their country from someone on the other side of the world. The piece they made is a reaction to this statement.
Words spoken across the globe invite a personal study of our own culture and a reaction to other's perceptions of who we are. Each piece is a navigation of an outsider's perspective and the resulting realisations and revelations about our own identity.
The two cultures have been explored through unverified perceptions and understandings. The resulting objects are repositories of both cultural and personal narratives. They examine the global flow of information between two physically and culturally separate countries and provoke an international exploration of self.

Remarks

Opening: 7 November at 17.00

Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design
Lai 17, Tallinn, 10133 Estonia
Open Hours Wed-Sun 11.00-18.00
Words & Works from a World Away
Claire McArdle
2013
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Anna Davern. Brooch: Leilani, 2013. Sublimation printed steel, copper. 80x50x60mm. Photo by: Marc Morel. Anna Davern
Brooch: Leilani, 2013
Sublimation printed steel, copper
80x50x60mm
Photo by: Marc Morel
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Wild Beast I, 2012. Balsawood, silver. 190x150x45mm. Photo by: Marc Morel. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Wild Beast I, 2012
Balsawood, silver
190x150x45mm
Photo by: Marc Morel
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Meaner than Yellow, 2009. Silver, powdercoat, paint. 156x82x54mm. Photo by: Marc Morel. Robert Baines
Brooch: Meaner than Yellow, 2009
Silver, powdercoat, paint
156x82x54mm
Photo by: Marc Morel
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Nils Hint. Neckpiece: Better than your neighbour, 2013. Steel, readymade. 600x420x77mm. Photo by: Marc Morel. Nils Hint
Neckpiece: Better than your neighbour, 2013
Steel, readymade
600x420x77mm
Photo by: Marc Morel
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