Ulvi Haagensen’s solo show "Distracting the workers"

15.11.2019

Ulvi Haagensen’s solo show “Distracting the workers / Töölisi peibutades” in the EKA Trepigalerii will be open until 27 November and being a window exhibition it is viewable 24/7. 
 
“I am working on the line between art and everyday life. With a particular emphasis on the practices of art-making and domestic cleaning, I focus on the places where art and life meet to try to find out what the dividing lines, overlaps and resulting ambiguities look and feel like.
Helping me with my work I have three imaginary assistants – an artist-cleaner, an artist-researcher and an artist-bricoleuse. Together we make, clean, think and write. This installation is a view into our working and thinking space.”
 
The title of the show is in part a response to the German art critic Julius Meier-Graefe’s concern about art that is decorative, accusing it of being like a “gentle little housewife” merely distracting “tired people after a hard day’s work”. 
 
Ulvi Haagensen, originally from Australia, has been living and working in Estonia for many years and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Estonian Academy of Arts. 
 
Thanks to Kaido Kruusamets, Mart Vainre, Aksel Haagensen, Michael Haagensen, Risto Tali, Fiona Davies
 
Lisainfo:
EKA Trepigalerii
Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn 10412
The gallery is at the Linnahall side of the Estonian Academy of Arts building
 
Back to top