Museum Selection 2016: Eva Mustonen

On Saturday, 26 March Tartmus will open the personal exhibition of this year’s Museum Selection, Eva Mustonen “Murmurs in Strange Woods”. On Thursday, 31 March the post-opening will take place, along with an artist talk.

 For the fourth time, Tartmus is offering a young artist the chance to have their first museum exhibition as part of the “Museum Selection” series. Earlier selectees have been Anna Hõbemäe, Alar Tuul and Edgar Tedresaar. This time the museum invited the textile artist Eva Mustonen. Eva has studied at Tartu Art College and the University of Gothenburg and was awarded the Young Textile Artist of the Year prize for her 2014 works. Her earlier personal exhibitions have contained haunting choices of materials, DIY aesthetics and mystical objects. In addition to diary-like personal meanings, her works also contain feminist undertones.

Eva herself says, “I am not completely certain if my works actually want to be something other than what they are, since they just are. In the moment that they are currently inhabiting, they are ready. Their essence is in change; they have their own problems and worries. They inhabit the extremes just as society itself contains people who don’t follow the norms.”

The exhibition is accompanied by an Estonian and English publication containing an introduction by the curator and an interview. On Thursday, 31 March at 17.30 the post-opening and an artist talk will take place.

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and it will remain open until 24 April.