Flo Kasearu’s solo exhibition “Endangered Species”

18.02.2020

On 21 February, Flo Kasearu’s solo exhibition “Endangered Species” will open in the Tartu Art Museum. It deals with closing a business based on the example of a small shop in Pärnu. The exhibition has been curated by Marika Vaarik.
 
A small shop in the suburbs of Pärnu. A barbershop in Puhja. An accounting office in Maardu. … In the 1990s, many were glad to exploit the newly liberalised opportunities for entrepreneurship and haven’t stopped doing business ever since, even when continuing their entrepreneurial activities hasn’t been their heart’s desire for a long time.
 
Small businesses, or more accurately micro businesses, form about 95% of Estonian companies. Most of them have only a couple of employees, often only one: the owner. 28% of all entrepreneurs are women. Great. Of these women, 72% are solo entrepreneurs. How many of them think about quitting each and every day?
 
The exhibition is accompanied by a brochure in Estonian and English that contains an interview with the small business owner Margo Orupõld, whose shop is the protagonist of the exhibition, excerpts from the text of “Gossip” and illustrating photos. Educational programmes for various ages will also take place.
 
The exhibition will remain open on the ground floor of the museum until 31 May 2020.
 
Flo Kasearu (1985) is an artist who works directly with various social processes, using her unique sense of humour and irony. Her works include videos, photos, paintings, installations and performances, with the approach chosen to suit a given theme. Flo has focused on various topical questions, such as freedom, public and private space, the economic crisis and the role and opportunities of women in society. She often turns to her own life and the lives of those closest to her for inspiration. Since 2013, she has been the director of Flo Kasearu’s House Museum.
 
Curator: Marika Vaarik
Textual dramatist: Laur Kaunissaare
Assistant and consultant: Hanna-Liis Kont
Co-ordinator: Kristlyn Liier
Graphic design: Mirjam Reili
Technical support: Tehniline Direktor
Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Nele Ambos, Tanel Asmer, Indrek Grigor, Joanna Hoffmann, Margus Joonsalu, Jaanika Kuznetsova, Katrin Lõoke, Julia Polujanenkova, Anti Saar, Peeter Talvistu and Kristo Tamm
 
Supporter: Cultural Endowment of Estonia
 
 
Additional information:
Katrin Lõoke
Gsm: +372 5198 0660
E-mail: katrin.looke [at] tartmus.ee
 
Tartu Art Museum
Gsm: +372 5881 7811
Raekoja plats 18, Tartu
Wed, Fri–Sun 11–18
Thu 11–20
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