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Lekcija // Vieta, kur viss ir labāk

15.07.17 @ 18.00

Noslēdzot izstādi “Vieta, kur viss ir labāk” šo sestdien savā pieredzē par Latvijas un Igaunijas mākslas attiecībām dalīsies 2
Igaunijas laikmetīgās mākslas kuratori: INDREKS GRIGORS UN TANELS RANDERS:
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INDREK GRIGOR:
Es biju šeit.
Indrek Grigor and Šelda Puķīte have been publishing a series of articles about Estonian artists in the Latvian newspaper Kulturas Diena. All the essays have been headed with the infamous slogan “Es biju šeit”. Grigors presentation at the Exhibition “Place Where Everything is better” at Kaņpes Kulturas Centrs will explain why this title has been chosen by giving an insiders view on Estonian Latvian art exchange.
“I don’t think I have ever written the message “I was here” on any wall, or scratched it into any bench, but I do remember when I first happened to read one at a bus stop in my back then home town Pärnu. The sire unambiguousness mixed with an insane self esteem that the slogan implied caught my attention and has been fascinating me till this day. It is a very mundane message – I just so happened to be – but at the same time there is something totally maniacal in the need to underline the fact, that I was here.”

TANEL RANDER:
Tanel Rander will speak about his collective research project in Valga/Valka that will take place in 2017 and 2018. It will be based on short term artist residencies in the border town and a series of events mostly in Valga Museum, but also in other institutions. The main focus of the project is the exclusive state identity of both Estonia and Latvia, also the genealogy of the two modern nation states in the border area, where both of the two states emerge and dissolve.

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Izstāde “Vieta, kur viss ir labāk” mākslas un koncepcijas valodā apskata Latvijā populāro viedokli, ka kaimiņvalstī Igaunijā klājas daudz labāk nekā Latvijā. Gandrīz jebkurā pētījumā par vietējo situāciju ekonomikā, politikā, tautsaimniecībā, pilsoniskuma apziņā tiek salīdzinoši norādīts, ka Igaunijas Republikai ir labāki sasniegumi. Rezultātā Latvijas iedzīvotāju apziņā Igaunija un igauņi pēdējās desmitgades laikā no anekdotēs apsmietiem lēnīgiem kaimiņiem ir kļuvusi par teju vai laimes zemi ar pilsoņiem, kuri vienmēr veic pareizo izvēli. Protams, pat ņemot vērā reālos statistikas rādījums, tomēr tas ir lielā mērā LV masu mēdiju uzpūsts mīts, stereotips, ko ērti iesaistīt publikācijās.

Izstāde “Vieta, kur viss ir labāk” kritiski pārskata šo viedokli par Igauniju kā laimes zemi. Izstādes ietvaros piesaistītie mākslinieki un mākslas teorētiķi par tēmu veido jaunus darbus/tekstus/idejas, kuros apgāž vai tieši otrādi apstiprina apskatāmo pieņēmumu.

“Vietu, kur viss ir labāk” atbalsta “AH OH”, Kaņepes Kultūras centrs, Igaunijas Simtgades projekts “100 papeles”.

Izstādes kuratore: Gundega Evelone.

Curator of exhibition: Gundega Evelone

Participants of exhibition: Vika Eksta, Gundega Evelone, Andris Landaus, Andris Maračkovskis, Edgars Ošs, Indrek Grigor & Šelda Puķīte in colaboration with Reinis Hofmanis, Krišs Salmanis, Ieva Saulīte, Zīle Ziemele .

Exhibition „Place where everything is better” researches the popular opinion in Latvia – life in Estonia is better than in Latvia – through the language of conceptual and visual art. Almost all studies about local situation in economy, politics and the awareness of citizenship indicate that the Republic of Estonia has better achievements. As a result in past 10 years Estonia and Estonians, which in the past were seen by Latvians as slow and ridiculed neighbors, have become the Land of Happiness with citizens who are always making the right choices. Of course, even if you see the actual statistical indicators, in reality most of it is a myth and stereotypes that Latvian Media likes to involve in their publications.

The goal of the exhibition “Place where everything is better” is to review the opinion of Estonia being the Land of Happiness. The invited artists and art theorists are creating works / texts / ideas, which will reject or support the assumption. Chosen artists have already touched socially sensitive topics in their creative activity and they have smartly reacted to the events in local political scene.

The exhibition is supported by “AH OH”, Kaņepes Culture Centre, the project “One Hundred Poplars.



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