Oktober 2019
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Ghost of the Future, Filled with Memories of Past

26 Oktober 2019 00:00 - 26 Januar 2020 00:00

Merike Estna’s installations bring together painting, sculpture and performance, with the viewer often becoming a natural part of the work. The oeuvre of this idiosyncratic artist is being presented in Scandinavia for the first time, in a solo exhibition where abstract imagery meets seemingly simple motifs taken from folktales and mythology.

Merike Estna has discussed and tested the limits of painting as both idea and action over a long period of time. With her expressive style, the Estonian artist unites an abstract visual language that seems to be taken from our digital age with motifs from myths and folk tales. In her work, an inviting openness converges with an understated sense of humour, examining the tradition-laden structures that have come to be associated with the medium of painting in particular. The painterly medium is allowed to expand beyond frame and canvas, taking over both the exhibition space and the human body. The works occasionally function as props or objects and take the shape of benches, tables, floor or wearable items of clothing. Through social and performative elements, the viewer is coaxed into mutual, at times subtle participation.


Mehr Infos unter: https://www.modernamuseet.se/malmo/en/exhibitions/merike-estna/

Bild: Merike Estna, An egg, a larva, a nymph , 2018, Foto: Karel Koplimets © image courtesy of Merike Estna studio

Ghost of the Future, Filled with Memories of Past
Moderna Museet Malmö


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