A group exhibition of young photography artists opens in Hobusepea gallery in the framework of Tallinn Photomonth satellite programme.
On Wednesday, November 1 at 18:00 the group exhibition of young photography artists What Colour Is the Sky Above the Port Today? will open in Hobusepea gallery. The exhibition will remain open until November 27, 2023
It is an important exhibition in the history of higher education of Estonian photography, where, inspired by the spirit of our time, the current students or recent graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts and Pallas University of Applied Sciences have their say. The themes of Tallinn Photomonth 2023 are centered around camera-based media, with a focus on photographic representations of our daily information flow.
In the 20th century, photography became a sign-creation machine and developed into a whole system that functions as an effective apparatus for reproducing the simulacrum. The canon of truth in photography is the building block of our public facade in social media, in the shadow of which our psyche sooner or later suffers.
Photography is a paradox — it can tell both truth and lies. The question is always whose narrative is followed at the moment the story is told. In today’s consumer culture, the media tries to maintain an illusion of reality at all costs to keep us shopping and entertained while our personal data or behavioral profiles are sold on a global market. We are no longer the audience of the society of the spectacle, we ourselves are the product, and for the time being everyone seems to be at peace with this.
Participating artists: Inger-Liis Heinsoo, Erik Hõim, Andra Junalainen, Birgit Kaleva, Elariin Kruusamägi, Kirke Kuiv, Gregor Kulla, Britta Mai Martin, Jana Mätas, Anna Ovtšinnikova, Andra Rahe, Andrea Margó Rotenberg, Laura Ruuder, Triin Sagen, Maarja Tõnisson, Jürgen Vainola.
Curator: Kaisa Eiche
The exhibition is a part of the satellite programme of the 7th Tallinn Photomonth contemporary art biennial (6.10.–26.11.2023). More info: fotokuu.ee
The exhibition is accompanied by a public programme and a publication. More info: www.fotokuu.ee/programm
The exhibition takes place in two venues: in Hobusepea gallery 1.11.–27.11.2023 and in Tartu Art House small gallery 17.11.–17.12.2023 (opening event on November 18 at 14:00).
Exhibition team in Hobusepea gallery:
Madis Liplap (exhibition designer)
Hans-Otto Ojaste (technical manager)
Kulla Laas, Brigit Arop (coordinators)
Kaisa Eiche (publication editor)
Erkki Luuk (language editor)
Ran Re Reimann (graphic designer)
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tallinn Culture & Sports Department, Estonian Union of Photography Artists (FOKU), Tartu city, Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tartu Artists’ Union, Estonian Artists’ Association, Artproof, Metropol Spa Hotel, Raamikoda (Estframe OÜ), KIU textile printing studio, Neoon Valgus OÜ.
Special gratitude to: starter-KIT editorial board, Tartu Art Museum, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and AS Liviko.
Exhibition by young photography artists of Estonia: Inger-Liis Heinsoo, Erik Hõim, Andra Junalainen, Birgit Kaleva, Elariin Kruusamägi, Kirke Kuiv, Gregor Kulla, Britta Mai Martin, Jana Mätas, Anna Ovtšinnikova, Andra Rahe, Andrea Margó Rotenberg, Laura Ruuder, Triin Sagen, Maarja Tõnisson, Jürgen Vainola.
Curator: Kaisa Eiche
Title: What Colour Is the Sky Above the Port Today?
Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn.
Photography: Ott Kattel