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Edith Karlson

installation, performance, sculpture

Edith Karlson (b.1983) is a sculptor and installation artist based in Tallinn, where she is also a teacher at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She acquired her BA (2006) and MA (2008) degrees at the Installation and Sculpture department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Karlson’s sculptures and installations resemble Medieval relics, as well as funky circus troupes and phantasmagoric nightmares, where the old and new worlds clash in one apocalyptic vision. The artist’s works have been described as dark fairy tales, as they tend to look like fun playrooms full of monstrous creatures. They all seem to be tools for creating allegories of strong human emotions and fears surfacing from the deep dark pit of the unconscious.

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