CCA invites to Kohtla-Nõmme for a contemporary art exhibition opening!

11.06.2021

On June 17, the art exhibition “Life in Decline” opens at the Estonian Mining Museum. For the show, the former administrative building of the Kohtla mine has been intervened to bring forth what goes on in a condition described as in decline. Participating artists: Anna Škodenko, Anne Rudanovski, Darja Popolitova, Edith Karlson, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Jevgeni Zolotko, John Grzinich, Laura Kuusk, Sandra Kosorotova, Varvara & Mar. Exhibition is curated by Francisco Martínez.
 
The art bus leaves Tallinn on June 17 at 2pm next to Estonian Drama Theatre (Draamateater; Pärnu mnt street, towards Viru hotel).
 
There will be a curated tour at 6pm (in English) and music will be played by DJ Raul Saaremets. Food can be bought from Georgian tavern Mimino and drinks are sponsored by Purtse brewery.
 
The bus will leave back to Tallinn at 8pm.
The bus will be free of charge, but we kindly ask to pre-register before June 15 via e-mail kaarin [at] cca.ee.
 
About the show
On June 17, the art exhibition ‘Life in Decline’ opens at the Estonian Mining Museum. For the show, the former administrative building of the Kohtla mine has been intervened to bring forth what goes on in a condition described as in decline.
Ten contemporary artists, who act here as accidental ethnographers, have been invited to reflect on a broken world. The artworks, commissioned especially for this exhibition, engage with the fragility of the things we construct – with special attention to the side-effects of modern extractive industries in Ida-Virumaa. This region stands as a living laboratory where Estonia’s future is at stake, answering to key issues such as the sustainable use of natural resources, social integration, and the maintenance of infrastructures. This exhibition, however, shifts the focus from the region’s current state of social and environmental deterioration to enhancing sustainability through the re-use of disqualified resources.
 
The bus is supported by Nordic-Balltic mobility programme.
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