The exhibition by Kristi Kongi and Mari-Leen Kiipli is inspired by light, shadow and the idea of blurring the boundaries between different life forms. With the painting installation by Kristi Kongi and video projection by Mari-Leen Kiipli the artists created a magical space where visitors could perceive life in itself, as a self-organized substantial network.
Kristi Kongi (1985) studied painting in Tartu, Tallinn, and Lahti, she currently lives and works in Tallinn. The central theme, material, and inspiration of Kongi’s art practice is colour. The visual language of her paintings, which are easy to define as examples of geometric abstraction, revolves around systemic studies of light and colour, being in particular analytic and organized.
Mari-Leen Kiipli (1988) studied photography in Tartu and Tallinn, did an exchange in Vienna and currently lives and works in Tallinn. Kiipli combines photography, video, and installation, she focuses on the cognitive qualities of spaces and situations. In her work, she closely observes her presence in specific environments and the functioning of the body’s memory.
The exhibition was accompanied by the public program with an artist talk, poetry reading and installation by poets Hasso Krull, Carolina Pihelgas and multimedia artist Martin Rästa and a colour dinner. The exhibition belonged to the side program of the festival Tartu Light (TAVA).
Exhibition views: Diana Tamane
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Photo reportage from the exhibition by Kristi Kongi and Mari-Leen Kiipli at the Kogo gallery
Echo Gone Wrong. 22/11/2018