Curator: Nico Anklam
September 29 – November 11, 2018
NART – Narva Art Residency
Gallery spaces, 1st floor
Joala 18, 20103 Narva
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12.00-20.00; Saturday-Sunday 12.00-18.00
On September 29th Paul Kuimet’s exhibition Five Volumes opens at Narva Art Residency (Joala 18, Narva).
3 pm Preview and curator’s tour with Nico Anklam and Paul Kuimet
4 pm Film programme Night – Is it Time or Space? Curated by Ingel Vaikla
6 pm Exhibition opening of Five Volumes
Music by DJ Endamisi Salamisi and Siim Karro
Paul Kuimet’s solo exhibition Five Volumes uses the entire 250 m2 ground floor of the Narva Art Residency main building. Three 16 mm film projections, one slide show, objects and photographs with three newly produced works make it the most extensive show of his yet.
In collaboration with Berlin-based curator Nico Anklam, Five Volumes wants to underscore and expand Kuimet’s long relationship with the moving image and discourses around architectural modernisms found in and around Pärnu KEK Construction Company’s Housing unit “Kuldne Kodu” (Golden Home).
As a spatial experience, Five Volumes not only tries to think about transformations of the photographic and cinematographic image. But Kuimet’s camera eye also gently pierces into architectural formations of modernism reflected through the context of a border city in industrial decay between Estonia and Russia. As such, Five Volumes is also about utopian promises and its aesthetic manifestations as artistic material.
Paul Kuimet (b. 1984) is an artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. His work has recently been exhibited and screened at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; European Central Bank, Frankfurt; KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn; WNTRP, Berlin and BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, Brussels. In 2018 he participated in residency programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels will take part in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City.
Night – Is it Time or Space? is a film programme curated by Ingel Vaikla that serves as a substantive extension to Paul Kuimet’s solo exhibition Five Volumes. The programme will take place two times – first screening is on September 29th at 4 pm at the cinema hall of Narva Art Residency. The main keywords among the artists’ films are modernism, utopia, architecture and sculpturality. Chosen filmmakers’ focus is primarily on a close dialogue between form, space and camera. Five internationally recognized audiovisual works will be screened from the artists originally from Canada, Mexico, Estonia, Italy and The United Kingdom.
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonia 100 art program, The Gambling Tax Council (HMN), Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre (ECADC), Photography Department of Estonian Academy of Arts, Goethe Institute in Estonia, High Voltage, GoBus, Muddis Brewery
Installation: Villem Säre (Valge Kuup), Nikita Ivanov
Film projection equipment: Studio 2M, Amsterdam
Slide projection equipment and screens: Eidotech Polska, Warsaw
Film lab: DeJonghe Film Postproduction, Kortrijk
Thank you: Marge Reinolt, Alvar Kõue, Kadri Laas, Priit Lepasepp, Indrek Sirkel, Elis Kitt, Ljudmila Sinitsõna