Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘vomiting and crying vomiting and crying you are my sister you are my sister’ by Kadi Estland and Netti Nüganen at Tartu Art Museum

April 17, 2019
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

The duo exhibition “vomiting and crying vomiting and crying you are my sister you are my sister” features two artists from different generations, Kadi Estland and Netti Nüganen, showing their newest work. Throughout the first floor of the museum, everyday realities blended with fiction are displayed through personal, yet staged scenes. With its intriguing, depressing, yet also hopeful title, the show calls for less self-censorship and more positive change in society.

Curator Marika Agu (Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia) said that the exhibition “i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister” came from a recognition of how economic pressure works to condition and favour the art which veers towards the anonymous, pseudo-radical and regulated forms of expression. “Our idea was to take the risk of trying to offer an alternative to this. By combining the everyday and domestic materials with other socially loaded symbolic meanings, the artists create portraits of contemporary people,” said Agu.

Kadi Estland has shaped the Estonian contemporary art field with her feminist approach since the beginning of 2000s. Regarding the current exhibition, her works are made of found objects and familiar materials that have been combined to create shared narratives and emotional stories. With her strong awareness of contemporary social issues, Estland highlights the reproduction processes of a monoculture.

Netti Nüganen, works with the tension points of eclecticism and specificity, and exhibits video works that address issues like alienation and self-exposure, and plays with different female tropes, without taking them too seriously. Her video collages are based on accelerated and hyperemotional conversations with her sister, which set up various themes that never lead anywhere.

The exhibition at Tartu Art Museum reflects artists’ attitudes towards the current state of the art field and society in general. Both Kadi Estland’s and Netti Nüganen’s work is characterised by a strong artistic position, immediate and emotional expressions and a principle of leaving the work unfinished. Both artists use collage and work in various media.

The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Tartu Art Museum and the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia.

Exhibition is open till 27th April, 2019

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Blood May Have Been Planted. Dior fragrance, columns, teeth, seashell. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Blood May Have Been Planted. Dior fragrance, columns, teeth, seashell. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Closet and Ladder. Closet, satellite dish, mirror, ladder, stones, money, sand 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Closet and Ladder. Closet, satellite dish, mirror, ladder, stones, money, sand 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i'm rules II. 5-channel video installation, 16'. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i’m rules II. 5-channel video installation, 16′. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, When A meets O. A-letter, dish drainer, colourful spring, books. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, When A meets O. A-letter, dish drainer, colourful spring, books. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Untitled. Rack, PVC strips, rope, curtains. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Untitled. Rack, PVC strips, rope, curtains. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Sick Snaige. Fridge, diapers, magnets, sandpaper, balls. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Sick Snaige. Fridge, diapers, magnets, sandpaper, balls. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, When A meets O. A-letter, dish drainer, colourful spring, books. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, When A meets O. A-letter, dish drainer, colourful spring, books. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, When A meets O. A-letter, dish drainer, colourful spring, books. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, When A meets O. A-letter, dish drainer, colourful spring, books. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Closet and Ladder. Closet, satellite dish, mirror, ladder, stones, money, sand 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Closet and Ladder. Closet, satellite dish, mirror, ladder, stones, money, sand
2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, “When You’re Tired, Go Rest on the Balcony”- Modernism, Every House Has a Panic Room. Cardboard boxes, toilet paper, blue ribbon. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, “When You’re Tired, Go Rest on the Balcony”- Modernism, Every House Has a Panic Room. Cardboard boxes, toilet paper, blue ribbon. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Sick Snaige. Fridge, diapers, magnets, sandpaper, balls. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Sick Snaige. Fridge, diapers, magnets, sandpaper, balls. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Something in This Water. Pumpkin, tablets, rod, glass, children’s feeding tray. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Something in This Water. Pumpkin, tablets, rod, glass, children’s feeding tray. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Closet and Ladder. Closet, satellite dish, mirror, ladder, stones, money, sand 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Closet and Ladder. Closet, satellite dish, mirror, ladder, stones, money, sand
2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Sick Snaige. Fridge, diapers, magnets, sandpaper, balls. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Sick Snaige. Fridge, diapers, magnets, sandpaper, balls. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Home Alone. Cardboard box, stool. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Kadi Estland, Home Alone. Cardboard box, stool. 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. Videostill from i'm rules II. 5-channel video installation, 16'. 2019. Courtesy of the artist

Netti Nüganen. Videostill from i’m rules II. 5-channel video installation, 16′. 2019. Courtesy of the artist

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i'm rules I. 16'. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i’m rules I. 16′. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i'm rules I. 16'. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i’m rules I. 16′. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i'm rules I. 16'. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i’m rules I. 16′. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i'm rules I. 16'. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Netti Nüganen. i’m rules I. 16′. 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik

Exhibition view, i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister. Photo by Marta Vaarik