Photo reportage from the exhibition 'It's Like I Barely See' by Riin Maide at the Hobusepea gallery

June 21, 2022
Author Echo Gone Wrong

Riin Maide will open her personal exhibition It’s Like I Barely See in Hobusepea gallery at 6pm on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022. Exhibition will be open until June 27, 2022.

Windows covered by transparent plastic and scaffolding are normally the signs of something new or fresh arriving soon in an urban environment. Similarly to curtains, these elements denote certain anticipation and will be forgotten when they open up new views.

It’s Like I Barely See is pays homage to forgotten architecture. While depicting fragile phenomena in urban space, such as framework and construction, the artist attempts to stretch the temporary into something endless.

Riin Maide (b. 1997) lives and works in Tallinn. Through playful installations and staged environments Maide studies the themes of memory and presence. In Riin Maide’s artwork, the emphasis lies on site-specific art, ephemerality and graphic image. As an artist, curator and performer, Maide has participated in exhibition and performance art projects both in Estonia and abroad. She has obtained BA degree in the department of graphic art at the Estonian Academy of Arts and taken additional courses in the department of scenography, faculty of alternative and puppet theatre in DAMU, Prague. In 2020, Maide received the Young Artist Award of the Estonian Academy of Arts and Edmund Valtman grant.

The artist expresses her gratitude to: Rain Kilkson, Cristo Madissoo, department of graphic art at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.

Exhibition by Riin Maide
Title: It’s Like I Barely See
Open: 01.06.-27.06.2022
Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn.
Wed-Mon 11.00-18.00

Photos by Anna Mari Liivrand & Roman-Sten Tõnissoo