Kumu invites you to a meeting with artist Paul Elliman

Art Museum of Estonia
Kumu Art Museum

Press release no. 80
29 July 2013

On Thursday, 1 August at 6 p.m., Paul Elliman will give an artist talk at the Kumu Art Museum and present his new composition. The event is organised as part of While Walking on Salads, an exhibition that is, in turn, part of the Afterlives of Gardens exhibition at the Kumu Art Museum. The event will be in English and admission is free.

By imitating various signals of the urban space, like emergency sirens or public transportation announcements, in his work, Paul Elliman’s work combines his interests in typography and the various social and technological expressions of the human voice. In the composition composed especially for the Kumu exhibition titled Sing While Speaking, Hum While Travelling, the artist includes the voices of tram drivers and bagpipe music, and continues the examination of the sounds transmitted in the public space and of the functioning mechanism of messages.

Paul Elliman (1961) is an artist and designer living in London. He has participated in exhibitions at museums like the New Museum, MoMA in New York, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate Modern in London, and Kunsthalle in Basel. Elliman graduate from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA and from the Werkplaats Typografies in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Bagpipe players: Sandra Sillamaa and Merike Paberits
The event is supported by the British Council and the Asterisk Summer School.

We look forward to seeing you!

The following people are participating in the While Walking on Salads: Caroline Bergvall (Great Britain), Paul Elliman (Great Britain), Kenneth Goldsmith (United States), Kadri Klementi (Estonia), Lucie Kolb (Switzerland), Louise Lawler (United States), Erkki Luuk & c: (Estonia), Tine Melzer (Switzerland), Adrian Piper (United States), Cia Rinne (Finland/Germany), Raul Meel (Estonia), Triin Tamm (Estonia), Martijn in’t Veld (The Netherlands).

Afterlives of Gardens will be open at the Kumu Art Museum until 8 September 2013.

More information:
Margit Säde Lehni
Project Curator
tel +372 5628 5680
e-mail: margitsade@gmail.com

Ragne Nukk
Exhibition Coordinator
tel +372 542 0681
e-post ragne.nukk@ekm.ee
Kumu Art Museum
Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1