Eva Mustonen’s solo exhibition ‘Spider-Woman’ at Kogo gallery

_MG_6329Deriving from the myths related to weaving (both ancient and contemporary), Eva Mustonen offers a prosaic version of tapestry as a niche and archaic textile art form. At the exhibition Spider-Woman the artist lays her creative process directly in front of the viewer. While staying at the gallery during the exhibition, the artist will be dying the yarns and weaving them into a tapestry on the looms. The day by day weaving will be accompanied by the artist’s past years interviews with Estonian tapestry artists as well as her own diary excerpts and texts that concern the history of tapestry art and it’s position in the contemporary art world, illustrating self ironically, how seemingly simple and technically easily mastered tapestry weaving can turn out to be a much more complicated affair.

Eva Mustonen (1986) studied textile design and semiotics in Tartu and Gothenburg and sculpture in Tallinn. She is currently living and working in Tallinn.

Today, Mustonen works mainly as an installation artist. In her projects personal narratives dominate that speak of being different, living somewhere in the margins of society. In her work, she combines both the techniques of the textile design and the products of everyday acts and doings. Mustonen’s works stand out because of her usage  of  tightly  crafted  and  recognisable  materials  and  unexpectedly  beautiful mystical objects. The artist seems to be inspired by everyday simplicity, the marvellous abundance of second-hand shops and the history of women artists. Mustonen could be seen and thought about as a feminist, in which the private can often have a political dimension.

Exhibition is supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Gambling Tax Council, Punch Drinks

Eva Mustonen’s solo exhibition
Spider-Woman

15.12.2018 – 26.01.2019

KOGO GALLERY
Kastani 42, 50410 Tartu
Opening times:
Wed-Fri, 12–19, Sat, 12–18 (and by appointment)
www.kogogallery.ee

Photography: Mari-Leen Kiipli

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January 7, 2019
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