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"I have used the comparison of [---] perforated skin, which does not cover, hide or adorn but rather hints at the internal." – Reet Varblane answers Hedi Rosma's questions about Anu Põder, whose works have been included in "The Milk of Dreams", the main exhibition of the ongoing 59th International Venice Art Biennale. "Untold backstories: Anu Põder (1947–2013) and her posthumous rise to international fame" (KUNST.EE 3/2022)



Taavi Talve (3-4/2010)

Taavi Talve visits Ivar Veermäe’s exhibition Autonomy
Berlin. You have accidentally walked into one of the countless protest demonstration warm-ups. Depending on the person asked and their cause, your question about what is going on will either be answered with a mini lecture on capitalism (spiced with slogans) or a mistrustful silence. Loudspeakers repeat instructions of what to do if you should end up in police custody, and a legal advice number is given out that is best written on the palm of your hand. The other side has lined up padded and helmeted riot police with dogs as well as a column of operative vehicles. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The total setting created by Ivar Veermäe for the exhibition Autonomy at Hobusepea Gallery taps the adrenalin-injecting and also festival atmosphere of Berlin’s culture of public demonstrations. The artist himself, having spent several years in Berlin watching local life, knows that the interest groups in fact all hold very different views.
Ivar Veermäe. Autonoomia. < back

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