Presenting NART 2021 annual exhibition Point of No Return. Attunement of Attention participating artists:
SEPIDEH ARDALANI (1982) engages in inter-species social practices, invoking spaces for studying and practicing with. One such space is located on the grounds of MASSIA, a user-run residency in Estonia for practitioners and thinkers of all kinds, emphasizing self-organisation and autonomy from institutions. Here she initiates exchanges among people concerned with alternatives in alliance with more-than-human worlds, often engaged with plant practices, artistic research, theory and everyday practices.
SANDRA KOSOROTOVA (1984) is an artist and designer from Tallinn, Estonia. She is currently co-running a community garden near Narva Art Residency in Estonia. Most of her text and textile-based artworks act as such only in the exhibition spaces; otherwise, they function as wearable clothes, accessories and interior textiles. Kosorotova graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with an MA in Fashion Design in 2016 and was awarded the Young Applied Artist Prize by the academy the same year. From 2013 to 2015, she co-led the NGO New Russian Culture in Estonia (UVKE), which aimed to bring together the Estonian and Russian-speaking communities by organising cultural events.
Sepideh and Sandra participate in the exhibition with the commissioned artwork garden of death (2021). The work is located on Kreenholm territory and is accessible via guided tours. Information about the tours will
be published on NART’s webpage and social media.
Photo by Sepideh Ardalani & Sandra Kosorotova, image courtesy of the artists.