August 2017 News
Marko Mäetamm ‘Summer of War’, 2017, detail. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery
Marge Monko and Marko Mäetamm at Sámos
Marge Monko and Marko Mäetamm are participating in the exhibition ‘Summer of Love’, curated by Katerina Gregos. The exhibition is taking place at the Pythagorion Art Center on the Greek island of Sámos in the eastern Aegean Sea. It explores the meeting points between politics and love by juxtaposing the sociopolitical atmospheres of 1967 and 2017, and drawing parallels between them. For this exhibition, Marko Mäetamm has created a new painting series ‘Summer of War’, consisting of posters from 2017 presented through the aesthetics of the 1960s. The wallpaper installation by Marge Monko examines, through photographs and diagrams, the impact of birth control on the sexual liberation of women and the ‘free love’ movement.
Katerina Gregos is curating an exhibition at the Tallinn Art Hall, opening in February 2018.
Open: August 4th to October 15th, 2017 with an opening event on Thursday, August 3rd at 8pm
Address: Art Space Pythagorion, port of Pythagorion, Sámos Island, Greece
Marko Mäetamm ‘Self-Portrait in the Cage’, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery
Marko Mäetamm in Riga
Marko Mäetamm will be presenting his solo exhibition ‘I’m only streaming’ at kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga. Mäetamm’s first solo show in Latvia combines a selection of recent works addressing social issues with domesticity-related works that were on view at the exhibition ‘Home and Away. Raymond Pettibon: Living the American Dream. Marko Mäetamm: Feel at Home’ at Kumu Art Museum in 2015.
Open: August 25th to October 8th, 2017 with an opening event on Thursday, August 24th
Address: kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Sporta iela 2, Riga
Kris Lemsalu ‘Old friends’, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Photo credit: Tanya Leighton Gallery
Kris Lemsalu in Berlin
Kris Lemsalu is participating in ‘Steps to Aeration’, an exhibition curated by Sarah McCrory at Tanya Leighton Gallery in Berlin. Participating artists are Darja Bajagić, Vittorio Brodmann, Elliot Dodd, Ida Ekblad, Rachel Harrison, Renaud Jerez, Kris Lemsalu, Djordje Ozblot, Hardeep Pandhal, Jessi Reaves, Sterling Ruby, Max Hooper Schneider. Kris Lemsalu presents a new installation ‘Old friends’.
Open: July 8th to September 1st, 2017
Address: Tanya Leighton Gallery, Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25, Berlin
Laura Põld ‘Much Later We Go For A Swim’, 2017, installation detail. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Rachel Schenberg
Laura Põld in Treignac
Laura Põld’s installation ‘Much Later We Go For a Swim’ is part of the group show ‘Intra-Structures – Monster of the Seven Lakes’ curated by Jussi Koitela at Treignac Projet in France. The entire exhibition and Põld’s installation are inspired by the later life and writings of Tove Jansson: her autobiographical novels for adults and searches in painting.
Open: July 22nd to September 3rd, 2017
Address: treignac project, 2 rue Ignace Dumergue, Treignac, France
Sigrid Viir ‘Sweet smiles and golf clubs (cactus)’, 2016, detail. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery
Sigrid Viir in London
Sigrid Viir is participating in the international group show ‘Wild Flowers (wildness is contextual!)’, on view at the Gallery Narrative Projects in London. The exhibition brings together 18 international artists all subversively examining the motif of flowers. Curator Carlos Noronha Feio explores how artists from different generations approach the motif of the flower as a mostly naive symbol, and how the aesthetic quality of the flower motif transforms within the contextual framework of each individual practice. Sigrid Viir will be exhibiting her work ‘Sweet smiles and golf clubs (cactus)’ (2016).
Open: July 20th to September 16th, 2017
Address: Gallery Narrative Projects, 110 New Cavendish Street, London
Marge Monko ‘Forum’, 2009, video still. Courtesy of the artist
Marge Monko in Munich
Marge Monko is taking part in the group exhibition ‘After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century’, curated by Stephanie Weber at the Lenbachhaus in Munich. The aim of the curator is to show propaganda as both problem and opportunity for artistic and political discourse – ‘After the Fact’ looks at the concept of propaganda in order to broaden its definition in light of the societal, political and technological developments of the 21st century. Artworks gathered in the exhibition engage in various ways with the symptomatic phenomena of the digital age. Marge Monko is exhibiting her video ‘Forum’ (2009).
Open: May 30th to September 17th 2017
Address: Municipal Gallery of Munich Lenbachhaus, Luisenstraße 33, Munich