Edith Karlson and Jass Kaselaan have studied together, worked together, and also exhibited together as the artist group “Hudnoi”. For the first time in seven years, they are again working together to create a new exhibition under the same title. Neither the name of the artist group nor the title of this exhibition means anything specific because the word was invented by the artists, and therefore it can’t be translated. Although their works may have been created using different mediums within sculpture, every now and then their practices meet and overlap to produce joint exhibitions such as this one.
We would like to thank: Arthur Arula, Ingrid Allik, Taavi Kasemägi, Jaan Kompus, Art Allmägi, Raul Saaremets, Maria Ader, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Profielekter, Kissa and Kris Lemsalu, Valmiermuiža brewery, Absolut Mixt and Siim Soop.
Exhibition is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment, Valmiermuiža brewery and Absolut Mixt.
Edith Karlson (1983) lives and works in Tallinn. She acquired an MA from the Estonian Academy of Arts installation and sculpture department in 2008. She received the Köler Prize Public’s Choice Award in 2015 and the Young Artist Award in 2006.
Her recent and upcoming exhibitions include: “Drama is in Your Head V”, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (2018); “Hudnoi” with Jass Kaselaan, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2017–2018); “Everyone is Quilty”, Tallinn City Gallery (2016); “Beaten Up By A Thug, Saved By Kindness” (with Kris Lemsalu, Michèle Pagel, Ben Washington), Amatorska Gallery, London (2015); “Drama Is In Your Head IV: Don’t Look Down”, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn (2014); “Drama Is In Your Head III”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (2013); “Drama Is In Your Head II”, Tallinn City Gallery (2013). Karlson has collaborated on projects with Austrian art collective Gelitin and with British artist Sarah Lucas, including “Loch”, 21er Haus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna (2013); “Lucas Bosch Gelatin”, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2011). She has assisted Sarah Lucas in the production of the artist’s work for the British Pavillion at the 56th of Venice Biennale 2015.
Jass Kaselaan (1981) lives and works in Tallinn. He acquired an MA from the Estonian Academy of Arts installation and sculpture department in 2008. He received the Köler Prize First Prize in 2014, Kristjan Raud Art Award in 2014 and Anton Starkopf Scholarship in 2011.
His recent exhibitions include: “Hudnoi” with Edith Karlson, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2017–2018); “Still Life”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (2016); “Lighthouse”, Tallinn City Gallery (2015) and Tartu Art House (2016); “The Square of Dolls” – “Köler Prize 2014. Exhibition of nominees”, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn (2014), The Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga (2015) and Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn (since 2015); “The Sound of God”, Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn (2013); “Objects in the Field”, Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn (2013); “Garden”, Tartu Art House (2012); “Light is our strength”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (2011) and Haapsalu City Gallery (2012).