Secret Whistle in the Forest

25/10/2018 — 08/12/2018

The exhibition is inspired by light, shadow and the idea of blurring the boundaries between different life forms. Artists create a magical space where visitors can perceive life in itself, as a self-organized substantial network.

The painting installation by KRISTI KONGI is a geographical labyrinth of light that grasps different places, from Mexican jungle to SouthEstonian forests. Due to the metaphor of light, the borders between humans and plants become obscure. The forest grows into the source of utopian geometry and fear becomes equal with heat. The light turns people into plants in the process of post-humanist evolution.
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 color. The visual language of her paintings, which are easy to define as examples of geometric abstraction, revolves around systemic studies of light and color, being in particular analytic and organized.

In her videos, MARI-LEEN KIIPLI perceives ways of standing between light and shadow, uncertainty and suspense. She explores blurred existential encounters between different forms of life and grasps the subject in the flow of relations with multiple others.
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.

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Exhibition Secret Whistle in the Forest. Detail view:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish that swallows the Earth. Particles that dance in the sun rays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

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Exhibition view of Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition Secret Whistle in the Forest. Detail view:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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