Kadri Mälk, «The Final Countdown», 2019. Objet (hypersthen, white gold, paint, silver, black diamonds), 8 x 6,5 x 4 cm. Photo: Tiit Rammul
Kadri Mälk, «The Final Countdown», 2019. Objet (hypersthen, white gold, paint, silver, black diamonds), 8 x 6,5 x 4 cm. Photo: Tiit Rammul
Kristiina Laurits, «Our daily bread I», 2018. Brooch (gold, bread, acrylic resin, steel), 10 x 6 x 4 cm. Photo: Tanel Veenre
Kristiina Laurits, «Our daily bread I», 2018. Brooch (gold, bread, acrylic resin, steel), 10 x 6 x 4 cm. Photo: Tanel Veenre
Piret Hirv, «Pinch», 2018. Brincos (prata), 3 x 5 x 1 cm. Fotografia: a artista
Piret Hirv, «Pinch», 2018. Brincos (prata), 3 x 5 x 1 cm. Fotografia: a artista
Eve Margus-Villems, «Adam`s Side Wound», 2019. Object (iron Cast), 9 x 10 x 5 cm. Photo: the artist
Eve Margus-Villems, «Adam`s Side Wound», 2019. Object (iron Cast), 9 x 10 x 5 cm. Photo: the artist
Villu Plink, «Short Stories (Monster)», 2020. Brooch (brush and painted iron), 45 x 5 x 3 cm. Photo: the artist
Villu Plink, «Short Stories (Monster)», 2020. Brooch (brush and painted iron), 45 x 5 x 3 cm. Photo: the artist
Tanel Veenre, «Holy Trinity», 2019. Brooch (reconstructed stone, rock crystal and silver), 9 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo: the artist
Tanel Veenre, «Holy Trinity», 2019. Brooch (reconstructed stone, rock crystal and silver), 9 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo: the artist
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            EXHIBITION
 
ÕHULOSS
 
Opening
15 September, Wednesday
18h–20h
 
Until 8 October, Friday
Monday to Saturday 10h–18h
Sunday is closed
 
Finissage
8 October, Friday
 
Lecture
[to be announced]
8 October, Friday
19h
 
ÕHULOSS [Castel in the Air] is a group of six jewellery artists – Piret Hirv, Kristiina Laurits, Kadri Mälk, Villu Plink, Tanel Veenre and Eve Margus-Villems – that work and live in Tallinn, Estónia. Formed in 1999 has since exhibited their works jointly in Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Hungary, France, Latvia and China. The group presents exciting and individualistic means of expression, which distinguish themselves refreshingly from familiar expectations of form in jewellery. Black bread, rusty iron, brushes, ’cosmic dust’ are not usually amongst the preferred materials used by jewellery artists but this is not the case for the six Estonian jewellers. They make use of many organic materials in the design of objects which are on the border between applied and visual arts. They create confusing pieces of jewellery which appear to hover in time and space and play with these concepts. The poetical creations of the six artists evoke a past era, but their choice of materials is shocking enough to bring the viewer back to the present. The undisputed strength of the work lies in its suggestive power, which puts the viewer under its spell. The new jewellery of the õhuLoss group probes itself, the world and life. It is a medium for communication without words, expressing the ambivalence of the modern attitude towards life. These Estonian artists show that especially intelligent jewellery close to nature is very powerful. This jewellery reveals the human feelings of the wearer. The purpose of this jewellery, according to Kadri Mälk, lies in the quiet support of its wearers and in the discrete revelation of their identity.