Exhibition Twilight Zone by Johannes Luik and LAURi

25.11.2019

Johannes Luik and LAURi will open their co-exhibition Twilight Zone in Hobusepea gallery at 6pm on Wednesday, November 27 th , 2019.
 
The title of the exhibition refers to a state existing between two values, without being neither of these. The way the status physically manifests itself in space is something that is being endlessly created and re-created through daily activities that relate to the space. Both artists are exhibiting one artwork through which they study the story of a personal space and related associations.
 
The Fly by LAURi:
/---/ Anyway, it was terribly cold in there that morning. When I had climbed up the stairs the floor boards were blackened. My half-ready room had become a graveyard of flies. Drowsy buzz could be still heard on the windows; the floor was filled with black, shitty, dead flies. I was surprised since I had never seen so many flies before. It was actually quite nasty. Think of it, I have to start living in that room while these annoying things will shit into my mouth. After some time, the sun began to shine in and the room temperature rose considerably. I had an idea that if I cleaned the mess then the temperature should be just right for working. I started to vacuum the dead motherfuckers when suddenly discovering that these were moving. When raising my head I realized that also the buzz had become louder in the room. A race against time began. I desperately sucked the flies into the vacuum cleaner since it was quite complicated to catch those flying around in the room /---/

 
The House by Johannes Luik:
1926 Johannes Luik was born
1988 grandson named Johannes Luik was born
In 1988–1993 Johannes Luik built a playhouse for his grandchildren
1993 Johannes Luik senior died
2019 Johannes Luik built the copy of his childhood playhouse

 
Johannes Luik and LAURi obtained BA degree from the department of sculpture and installation at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2019. Both artists have already participated in several exhibitions, including the Jubilee Spring, the annual exhibition of Estonian Artists' Association held in Tallinn Art Hall in 2018. In 2018, Johannes Luik was awarded the Grand Prix of the Young Sculptor Award and LAURi got the third prize of the Young Sculptor Award.
 
Thanks to: Liina Siib, Jaan Luik, Jaan-Joosep Luik, Enno-Mihkel Jürima, Cloe Jancis, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Kristi Kongi, Riin Maide, Nele-Marie Tiidelepp, Taavi Piibemann, Taavi Talve.
 
Exhibition will be open until December 16, 2019.
 
Supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
 
Additional information:
Hobusepea Gallery
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