“On the Other Side of the Great Oblivion”
Artists: Angela Maasalu, Eike Eplik, Manfred Dubov, Urmas Lüüs
Curator: Maria Helen Känd
Project manager: Anita Kodanik
Narva art residency, Joala 18, Narva, Estonia
Exhibition tours will take place on 14.01 / 28.01 / 4.02 at 14:00
The group exhibition focuses on the feeling of emptiness: when you are removed or lifted out of your environment by powerful transformations or transitioning from one phase of your life to another. Eike Eplik and Urmas Lüüs are known for their installational staging of the space, while Manfred Dubov and Angela Maasalu translate charged emotional states onto canvas.
The exhibition allows the viewer to perceive that everything happens in a constant state of in- betweenness. The present moment is split into two halves. We accommodate scenarios that are waiting to be fulfilled, offering a space for imagination and growing out of reach before they unfold and start to transform, decrease and warp once again. The uncanny, ritualistic, at times playful and somewhat humorous works strike a wedge into our consciousness. As the sharp blade of the sword falls behind us, the exhibition guides us through space-time continuums, within the reach of great powers, oblivion, reconciliation and dreams.