This publication accompanies the exhibition ,,i’m vomiting i’m crying i’m vomiting i’m crying you are my sister you are my sister” at the Tartu Art Museum 18.01.2019-28.04.2019.
Curator Marika Agu (Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia) said that the exhibition “i’m vomiting and crying i’m vomiting and crying: you are my sister you are my sister” came from a recognition of how economic pressure works to condition and favour the art which veers towards the anonymous, pseudo-radical and regulated forms of expression. “Our idea was to take the risk of trying to offer an alternative to this. By combining the everyday and domestic materials with other socially loaded symbolic meanings, the artists create portraits of contemporary people,” said Agu.
Kadi Estland has shaped the Estonian contemporary art field with her feminist approach since the beginning of the 2000s. Regarding the current exhibition, her works are made of found objects and familiar materials that have been combined to create shared narratives and emotional stories. With her strong awareness of contemporary social issues, Estland highlights the reproduction processes of a monoculture.
Netti Nüganen, works with the tension points of eclecticism and specificity, and exhibits video works that address issues like alienation and self-exposure, and plays with different female tropes, without taking them too seriously. Her video collages are based on accelerated and hyperemotional conversations with her sister, which set up various themes that never lead anywhere.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication featuring poetry and prose by Estland and Nüganen and photo documentation of the exhibition by Marta Vaarik and Gabriela Liivamäe. The publication is designed by Brit Pavelson.
Published by: Tartu Kunstimuuseum
Editor: Marika Agu
Texts: Marika Agu, Kadi Estland, Joanna Hoffmann, Netti Nüganen
Graphic design: Brit Pavelson
Translation: Keiu Krikmann
Language editing: Paul Emmet, Ester Põldma
Format: soft cover
Language: estonian, english
Measures: 17 x 24 cm
Price: 9 eur