Curator’s tour in English at the exhibtion “Art in the Age of the Anthropocene” 14/09/2023 | 18:00

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Näitusevaade: "Kunst antropotseeni ajastul". Foto: Rait Tuulas/Eesti Kunstimuuseum
Exhibition tour

Curator’s tour in English at the exhibtion “Art in the Age of the Anthropocene”

A curator’s tour in English will take place at the exhibition “Art in the Age of the Anthropocene”.

Welcome to the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans. Human impact on the planet has become so profound and ubiquitous that it has been compared to a global geophysical force. Scientists say that we have entered a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. Many potential markers distinguish this new epoch from the Holocene: from radioactive elements and carbon emissions to chicken bones and microplastics. In a wider sense, “Anthropocene” has become an umbrella term covering a range of global environmental challenges: climate change, world population growth, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, etc.

The largest-ever exhibition to focus on the relationship between art and the environment in Estonia is centred around three themes: rethinking Estonian art history from an eco-critical perspective, the possibilities of contemporary art in coping with the environmental crisis, and the “green museum”.
The historical works enter into dialogue with contemporary artworks created in recent years, some of which are closely linked to environmental activism, as well as with six brand new works by the artists Evy Jokhova, Edith Karlson, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Laura Linsi and Roland Reemaa, Laura Põld and Lou Sheppard, and Ivar Veermäe.

Curators: Linda Kaljundi, Eha Komissarov, Ulrike Plath, Bart Pushaw and Tiiu Saadoja