The Estonian contemporary sculptor and curator Kirke Kangro (1975) has organized an exhibition in Tallinn's Kunstihoone (Art Space) that analyzes the concept of “exotica” in the context of today. Be sure to not miss out on seeing the show, if only for the reason that it has been organized in cooperation with such outstanding galleries such as Tallinn's Temnikova&Kasela, Reykjavik’s i8 and London'sLissoni Gallery. Over twenty different artists are taking part in the exhibition, including Anssi Kasitonni from Finland, who received the prestigious Nordic Ars Fennica prize last year; Tone Kristin Bjordam from Norway; Egill Sæbjörnsson from Iceland; and Estonia's Jaan Toomik, Kiva and Marko Mäetamm, among others. The exhibition's works attempt to answer the curator's assigned question on the role of exotica in the current era of globalization, in which there are barely any boundaries left on the field of universal information. When looking at the Greek word exōtikόs, which designates “something foreign, on the outside”, one must ask – where can we find this “outside” in today's world?
In the autumn, Kirke Kangro will participate as an artist at Riga's Sculpture Quadrennial, which will present an exceptionally international cast this year.
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