Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
Entering a group exhibition at EKKM is like entering a new city, you never know what appears around the next corner. It might be something wonderful, but it may also be totally ordinary. The ordinary and the everyday routine is the theme of this exhibition. Everyday objects put into new use, ordinary scenes in a new setting. This is the kind of exhibition that has me noticing the objects around me, wondering how they could be used in artwork, or considering their artistic values as they are. Here are some highlights:
David Evrard & Jaro Straub: South Monument for a Douk Douk
The elements for the sculpture is sent in a box per mail, and the reciever must try to construct the sculpture. Each time the sculpture is repacked, an extra item is added.
Ivars Gravlejs: Shopping Poetry
Shopping receipts and a photo of the objects shopped.
Julien Prévieux: Drawing Workshop, Anti Criminalty Squad, 14th district, Paris
Intricate maps of criminal incidents in one district in Paris.
David Evrard: Pizza
Drawings of Pizzas.
Serge Comte: Chinese
Portraits of unknown Chinese found on the web, reconstructed in plastic beads.
Stéphane Déplan: Post it
17 Post-it notes with the same message: "I had a good idea, but somebody else had the same" - on the stairs between the exhibition floors.
Serge Comte: Colored Millimetres
Minute drawings millimeter by millimeter, square by square. What it turns out to be is less important than the process.
Alexandra Galkina: Frottages
Frottages of various monuments in Estonia.
Camille Laurelli: Riot
A horde of miniature clay figures all seemingly quite upset by something.
Alexandra Galkina: A Dynamic Construction
So easy, so wonderful.
Marko Mäetamm: 10 Last Days
A movie about the artist's nightmare: an exhibition venue allowing almost nothing, having no ideas, and limited time. The light drawings give a humoristic insight to the artists's world.