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Group exhibition "How to: live. Virtual Biographies"

Three artists – Ingrid Allik, Dre Britton and Laura Põld – display objects inspired by personal life and domestic spaces, calling on viewers to imagine what their biographies might be.

The works presented at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) make reference to contemporary sensibilities and ways of living, appearing as traces, which help to reconstruct everyday activities and living environments.

When we google answers to questions like how to build a bonfire, which dog breed best suits your personality, what to eat for dinner or what causes a particular health condition, it seems that every problem has a solution – you just have to know how to ask the question. Coping in the broader cultural and social sense is inevitably everyone’s own free choice and responsibility and is also dictated by the resources found in one’s own immediate environment. The objects on display have been created especially for this exhibition. They attempt to be effective through their usefulness, alas at this they fail. By displaying them in a museum, they are the reference point of something virtual – potential, imaginary – for which reason they are anything but useful.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, which includes documentation by Alan Proosa, pseudo-biographies and graphs depicting the life-line of the participating artists, compiled by artist Camille Laurelli. The catalogue is presented on November 4.

Opening on Friday, September 28 at 6pm

Curator's tour will take place on September 29 at 5pm (in English)

Curator: Marika Agu

Artists: Laura Põld, Dre Britton, Ingrid Allik

Graphic design: Aadam Kaarma & Sandra Kosorotova

Supporters and cooperation partners: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts, Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, Estonian Artists’ Association.

The exhibition is open from September 29 to November 4.

Contact:
Marika Agu, kuraator
marika@cca.ee
+372 53901578

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