Last weekend I enjoyed the Art ist kuku nu ut festival. This time the fever was the good kind. It was the art festival of the year over here which was born from the ashes of the former art month. I had my "Shades of grey" exhibited there - three prints filled with dollars, pounds and euros. The concept has to do with the virtuality and symbolism of money and the differences between different currencies. It also works as an op piece. I recommend seeing it for yourself as the physical aspect is important, but you can see a detail from it below.
|A blonde in front of "Shades of grey"|
|Detail from "Shades of grey"|
We spent most of the weekend going from a show opening to another and discussing art and culture with the foreign guests. It was inspiring to meet and discuss art with people from around the world. The best known artist exhibited was Marina Abramovic. Her show was put up at the leaning museum of Tartu. The opening are always crazy, not so much time to look at the works, because it's mostly about socializing. We had fun with Kaarel from Popop and Anni from Style hurricane. I'll definetly go back to see it again. Also I didn't get to see everything at our exhibition. I liked the plane video by Laura Toots, it reminded me of the av show about planes and airports at Plektrum couple of years ago. Unfortunately I can't remember the name.
|Checking the bus schedule for the imaginary stop in front of the gallery.|
There was also a show called "Away from Tartu" in Y gallery with a dark tunnel leading through the gallery. First you had to take a number and wait for your turn before the locked door opened and you could venture into the dark tunnel. There was also a temporary bus stop installed in front of the gallery door with the stop name being Away.
|Neringa Cerniauskaite from artnews.lt by the river|
The festival was well organized and had exhibitions, film screenings, discussions and a Russian dinner. All the night ended in local bars and clubs. Saturday mornings hangover breakfast was especially fitting. Much respect to Rael and Kaisa for organizing Tartu's art event of the year and I hope it will be organized next year as well with a club night included. Come have fun with us on facebook.
See you soon!