Paradise Is Not Lost 10/12/2008 – 11/01/2009

Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery, Moscow

Paradise Is Not Lost

As a part of the Tallinn Culture Days in Moscow, a modern art exhibition titled ‘Paradise Is Not Lost’ is opened in Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery.

Works from the following artists are exhibited: Ülo Sooster, Raul Meel, Valeri Vinogradov, Villem Jahu, Johnson&Johnson, Sandra Jõgeva, Kiwa, Arne Maasik, Marko Mäetamm, Kristina Norman, Jaanika Okk, Piret Räni, Jaan Toomik, Mart Viljus, and a group of artists including Epp Kubu, Oliver Laas, Mirja Majevski, Gerda Märtens, Ott Pilipenko/Mari Prekup, Siiri Taimla, Helin Tikerpuu and Ellinor Tint.

‘Paradise Is Not Lost’ is social networking in the form of an exhibition – its central idea is an old-fashioned and somewhat idealistic discussion of the possibility of speaking and listening to each other. The title of the exhibition is a paraphrase for an idea widespread at Soviet times that life in Estonia was paradise, whereas in Estonia it was believed that Moscow was a place where dreams came true and all problems were solved. The exhibition includes different styles and artists and deals with searching for and creating links, using several concepts instead of one. The essence of the exhibition lies in the relationship between Estonia and Russia, which has been kept in mind along with the common historical experiences of the countries; indeed, a part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Russian image in Estonian culture. At the same time, the aim is to actualize Estonia by demonstrating its art and artists.

Curator: Eha Komissarov
Designer: Jaanus Samma