Kalendarz Wydarzeń
19 luty 2015 - 10 maj 2015
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Death-and-Beauty
Death and Beauty
The Contemporary Gothic in Art and Visual Culture
The exhibition focuses on macabre topics and their relations to the world of beauty and glamour in the art and visual culture, starting from the 1990s. The main connecting thread is the body: how it can be manipulated and (ab)used in visual-cultural practices. We will be showing a large amount of photography from the 1990s til today, as well as the videos, objects and costumes that meet the subject.
The exhibition focuses on macabre topics and their relations to the world of beauty and glamour in the art and visual culture, starting from the 1990s. The main connecting thread is the body: how it can be manipulated and (ab)used in visual-cultural practices. Showing a large amount of photography from the 1990s til today, as well as the videos, objects and costumes that meet the subject.

 
Opening February 19 (opening night) til May 10th,  on the 5th floor, Gallery of Contemporary Art  in Kumu.

 
Kumu is the largest museum in the Baltics, and one of the largest art museums in Northen Europe. Kumu presents both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The main collection covers Estonian art from the 18th century onwards, including works from the occupations period (1940–1991) and showing both Socialist Realism and Nonconformist art. Temporary exhibitions include both foreign and Estonian modern and contemporary art.

The Disasters of War 3
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2007, 200 x 293 cm / 78 x 115''




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