Telling Tales. Swiss and Baltic Artists 21/11/2014 – 01/02/2015

Kumu Art Museum
Adult: Kumu Art Museum
  • Family: Kumu Art Museum
  • Discount: Kumu Art Museum
  • Adult ticket with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
Eglė Karpavičiūtė. Pildi lugu II (detail). Kunstniku ja Rooster galerii omand. Foto: Marius Žičius

Telling Tales. Swiss and Baltic Artists

Location: 5th floor, Gallery of Contemporary Art

The exhibition includes artists that create national heritage and socio-political history, as well as fictional stories and myths. The artists are connected by the collective history of storytelling, but also by the context of personal narratives. Today, the focus in the humanities has moved almost entirely from great narratives to details, i.e. micro-histories, which has given new life to storytelling. The artists highlight ephemeral phenomena, fragments and seemingly unimportant details, which, on closer inspection, reveal various microcosms, historical fragments and positions that today’s world would not notice otherwise.

Eglė Karpavičiūtė (Lithuania), Petra Köhle/Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin (Switzerland), Laurent Kropf (Switzerland), Paulis Liepa (Latvia), Dainius Liškevičius (Latvia), Lutz & Guggisberg (Switzerland), Marge Monko (Estonia), Katrīna Neiburga (Latvia), Sandrine Pelletier (Switzerland) and Liina Siib (Estonia).

Curator: Felicity Lunn (CentrePasquArt)
Project manager: Ragne Nukk
Exhibition design: Eve Arpo and Grete Veskiväli
Graphic design: Kätlin Tischler

Collaboration partners:
CentrePasquArt – Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Lithuanian National Gallery of Art and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

We thank:
The Embassy of Switzerland in Riga, the Honorary Consul in Tallinn.

Pro Helvetia, 4ROOM