Ulvi Haagensen's exhibition “From the Archive: a Collection of Funny Things”


On Thursday, 30 July at 5 p.m. Ulvi Haagensen will open her personal exhibition “From the Archive: a Collection of Funny Things” in the small gallery of the Tartu Art House.
The imaginary author of the exhibition, Olive Puuvill creates art works in the manner of a bricoleuse. In her latest work she combines patterns, lines, textures and light to create an installation where objects, situations, materials and ideas are juxtaposed in a slightly chaotic arrangement, but one that nonetheless has a logic of its own. All this bears the traces of her intentions, aims and ideas as physical evidence of the working processes where Olive’s everyday life clashes, meets and melds with her art practice.
The artist adds: “Some of the pieces are handmade, others not. They clash, they harmonise. Some are possibly useful or functional, others not. From the depths of her creative practice and ideas, Olive has emerged with crocheted doilies that attempt to take centre stage in an installation where brushes, cloths and other cleaning equipment and tools are presented on an equal footing with handicraft and decorative art ornaments, and where handmade tables and lighting fixtures also claim their place as art objects.”
Ulvi Haagensen (b 1964) has grown up in Australia but has been living in Estonia for many years. She studied in the City Art Institute in Sydney (BA) and in the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales (MFA) and is currently doing her PhD at the Estonian Academy of Arts  researching the connections and overlap between art and everyday life as seen through the eyes of a practising visual artist. Besides Estonia, her personal exhibitions have taken place in Australia, Sweden and Lithuania. This is the first time Haagensen has presented her works in Tartu.
The exhibition will remain open until 23 August.
Additional information:
Tanel Asmer
Tartu Art House producer
Tel: +372 5562 1192
E-post: produtsent [at] kunstimaja.ee
Tartu Art House
Vanemuise 26, 51014 Tartu
Wed–Mon 12.00–18.00
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