Tim Høibjerg, Siiri Jüris and Triin Marts opened their exhibition Then the Edge Asserts Itself in Hobusepea gallery on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Exhibition will stay open until May 30, 2022.
Then the Edge Asserts Itself, which takes its title from Anne Carson’s book Eros the Bittersweet (1986), is a group exhibition that looks towards the complexities of human desire and emotional interaction. The exhibited artists share a common interest in corporal experiences – in the body as archive, material, landscape, haven. Through painting, sculpture, video, and installation, they explore what it means to be alone and together in a distressed and desolate world, with a particular attention towards the powers of touch, memory, and intimacy. In dialogue with each other and the materials and traditions that govern their work, they address how desire forms selfhood, how it makes and breaks us, and the abiding struggle to soften the edges of doubt.
Tim Høibjerg (b. 1986) is a Norwegian visual artist, living and working in between Oslo and Stockholm. He holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2021) and a BFA from the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts (2019). Høibjerg’s work has been featured widely and recent exhibition venues include MELK (Oslo), QB Gallery (Oslo), and Sørlandets Art Museum (Kristiansand, Norway) where he was nominated for artist of the year in 2020.
Siiri Jüris (b. 1992) is an Estonian painter, currently living and working in Uppsala, Sweden. She holds an MA in painting from the University of Tartu (2017) and an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2021). Jüris has participated in many group exhibitions, mainly in Estonia, but also in Sweden, Slovakia, and Lithuania. She was one of the finalists for the Young Painter Prize in both 2019 and 2021, and in 2020 she won the “Young Tartu” competition. Her solo exhibition matter that (em)bodies was held at Tartu Art Museum in February 2021.
Triin Marts (b. 1987) is an Estonian choreographer and visual artist based in Tallinn. She holds a dance art diploma from Viljandi Culture Academy (2011), a BA in painting from the University of Tartu (2015), and an MA in fine arts from the Estonian Academy of Arts (2019). Her solo piece Kirke was part of the Premiere’13 programme for emerging choreographers. As a freelance performer, she has worked with several artists including Ina Stockhem, Jaan Ulst, and Robert Wilson. Marts’ work has been shown in group exhibitions in Estonia as well as in Germany, Poland, and Greece.
The exhibition is supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Nordic Culture Point and Galleri Duerr.
Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
Exhibition by Tim Høibjerg, Triin Marts & Siiri Jüris
Curator: Anne Vigeland
Title: Then the Edge Asserts Itself
Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn.
Photos by Anna Mari Liivrand