Exhibition artists

Carl Michael von Hausswolff (1956)

is the most well-known contemporary artist, curator and sound artist from Sweden whose work method is often characterized by blurring borders between broadened artistic entity and author’s identity.

The metaphor represented by Light contains a myriad of possibilities. This is what we aim to touch upon. It might mean that we need as many names for it as there are names for various forms of snow in Alaska or various forms of humans on Earth.

Liisa Hirsch (1984)

has studied in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Her works consist of sensitive sounds in clean form, her compositions are, above all, investigations into micro tonal reflections. She has composed music for films, theater and dance performances as well as orchestra pieces that have been performed all over the world. She has been awarded the European Composer Award (2016).

Kristel Saan (1985)

is a sculptor and installation artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Her field of study questions body experience and human participation in a visually over saturated world, images created from personal archives that exist in all of us and substitutions that have emerged on the way; it pondering about the suspension of superstition and the distance from a romanticized utopian space. Saan actively participates at exhibitions all over the world and during her career she has practiced photo, video, sculpture as well as performance art, and skilfully created a career as an artist in the utmost heterotopia – Hollywood.

“In troubled silence there is a small house,
But you can hear the swish of breathing there.
Is it somebody lost from his way
Or a lonely passer-by
Caught by night rests his feet
Or are they specters
The dread seems mysterious
a bizarre light…” GG

Johannes Luik (1988)

is an estonian installation artist who works with different mediums. He has studied applied architecture at TTK University of Applied Sciences. In his artistic practice he describes impressions and spaces subjectively. His artworks take form in different mediums and merge organically with the space. Luik tries to bring together the space and the meaning behind different topics.

Recently he has been studying the subjective perception of time and memories. He was rewarded the Young Sculptor’s Award in 2017 and 2018.

On average, a human being loses consciousness in 6 seconds and the brain stops functioning after 20-30 seconds.

Aivar Tõnso

aka Hypnosaurus is a legend and activist of Estonian contemporary electronic underground music, organizer of Mysteeriums and the main pilot of Ulmeplaadid. At the moment he is involved with broadening sound into multimedia in the Master’s programme of New Media at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

It is the phenomena that are somehow difficult to categorize and whose external form does not restrain their inner spark that catch attention. Artworks become meaningful only when there arises a yearning to understand what kind of impulses are responsible for generating the corresponding algorithms.

Dreamachine (1959)

Dreamachine (1959) is the world’s first work of art to be observed with eyes shut, a stroboskopic device whose light signals influence brain waves and visions. The chrestomathic psychedelic object was invented by Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville, members of the beat generation.

Brion Gysin (19.01.1916 – 13.07.1986)

was a painter, writer, sound poet and performance artist from England. He is known in the history of 20th century avant-garde primarily a the inventor of cut-up technology, first used in his books by William S. Burroughs, an American writer of the Beat Generation and Gysin’s friend. Gysins radical ideas of his time influenced and inspired the Beat Generation and, among others, also David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Haring, Laurie Anderson, Genesis P-Orridge, John Zorn.

Ian Sommerville (1940–1976)

was an electro-technician and a programmer. He is known mostly for his relationship with William S. Burroughs, the Beat Generation and the so-called Beat Hotel in Paris.

artist unknown (0000)

is unknown and, strictly speaking, he is not an artist.

Nothing is bigger than cyberspace, the Internet, and the NFL site on the world wide web

God is bigger than shit

Nothing is real, strawberry fields forever
The Beatles

Kristi Kongi (1985)

studied painting in Tartu, Tallinn, and Lahti, she currently lives and works in Tallinn.

The central theme, material, and inspiration of Kong’s art practice is colour. Despite the fact that Kongi’s works seem, at first glance, to be joyful and energetic, they do not have accidental or solely spontaneous colour expression. The visual language of her paintings, which are easy to quickly define as examples of geometric abstraction, revolves around systemic studies of light and color, being in particular analytic and organized. Kongi is a watchful observer, keen on conducting experiments and making intelligent conclusions, whose work results in a canvas or site-specific installation.

Kongi was awarded the Young Artist Award in 2011, Sadolin Art Award 2013, she was nominated for the Köler Prize in 2016 and she won the Konrad Mägi Prize in 2017.

Mari-Leen Kiipli (1988)

studied photography in Tartu and Tallinn, did an exchange in Vienna and currently lives and works in Tallinn.

Kiipli combines photography, video, and installation, she focuses on the cognitive qualities of spaces and situations. In her work, she closely observes her presence in specific environments and the functioning of the body’s memory. Her last solo exhibition in Hobuspea gallery was based on the visual language of nature documentaries and presented it in an installation-like way, using mirrors, projections, and peculiar perspectives. The atmosphere of Kiipli’s works is pure, full of visual effects and intriguingly confusing.

Kiipli was awarded with the Adamson-Eric scholarship as a member of the Rundum artist-run space in 2015, and the Annual Prize of Estonian Cultural Endowment in 2018.

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