Tsirkus exhibition now open

“They are enthusiasts, devotees. Addicts. Something about the circus stirs their souls, and they ache for it when it is absent. They seek each other out, these people of such specific like mind. They tell of how they found the circus, how those first few steps were like magic. Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars…when they depart, they shake hands and embrace like old friends, even if they have only just met, and as they go their separate ways they feel less alone than they had before.”

Eleven international artists from the Jewelry and Blacksmithing department at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn present Tsirkus: a spectacle of contemporary jewellery and modern metal objects that simultaneously celebrate, contradict, and conjure reality and our experiences within it.

The quiet intensity and curious desires that have drawn these artists together creates an inviting milieu to seek the magic, to find the connections, to create beyond the expected. The compelling results, both collectively and individually, are radically diverse, materially deceptive, and conceptually provocative. Surprising opportunities are manifested where the corporeal becomes fantasy, the imagined becomes possible, and questions are raised though left unanswered – perhaps best left until the circus meets again.

This unique collective brought together by chance includes: Erinn M. Cox (US), Sou Inoue (JP), Alexander Kamelhair (US), Moonika Kase (EE), Triin Kukk (EE), Timmo Lember (EE), Merlin Meremaa (EE), Anneli Oppar (EE), Hansel Tai (CN), Hannes Tōnuri (EE), and Hanna-Maria Vanaküla (EE).

Tsirkus opens Friday, March 17 at 17:00 and runs through April 17, 2017.

Saaremaa Kunstistuudio | Lossi 5, Kuressaare, 93819 | E-R 12:00 - 18:00, L 11:00 - 16:00, P Suletud | +372 453 3748, +372 511 6740,

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