Artistic campaign

Exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” in Estonian Road Museum, Varbuse

WasteArt project partners invite you to the International art exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. The exhibition will be open to the public from June 20th 2020 at Estonian Road Museum in Varbuse at the Kanepi Municipality, Estonia. The exhibition will stress the consequences of overconsumption and invite visitors to look at waste differently – as a material, resource and opportunities for the future!

The exhibition in the Estonian Road Museum will be on display until August 30th.

Exhibition "NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind" in Estonian Road Museum. Image: MoKS.

The exhibition is set out to raise awareness of the fact that trash does not disappear from the planet. It is accumulating at a disturbing rate, and the only way for us to regain control is to become conscious of the fact that waste is part of our culture. (Waste)Culture is systematic, covering different levels, from individuals to organizations, from producers to governments and states.  Following this cause 17 internationally recognized artists from 9 countries were invited to develop artworks using waste materials found locally or from the landfill “Daibe”. The subsequent exhibition is as multifaceted as the authorship and the problem tackled. Works range from dystopian visions and public disobedience to metaphysical contemplations, documentary depictions and practical solution searching.

Exhibition "NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind" in Estonian Road Museum. Image: MoKS.

Participating artists: Varvara & Mar (EE), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Marta Moorats (EE), Kiwa (EE), Ansis Starks (LV), André Avelãs (NL/PT), “The Laboratory of Microclimates” Annechien Meier & Gert-Jan Gerlach (NL), Johanna Lohrengel & Gatis Kreicbergs (DE/LV), Ieva Krūmiņa (LV), Geraldine Juárez (SE/MX), Justin Tyler Tate (CA), Willem Boel (BE), Timo Toots (EE), Elena Redaelli (NO/IT).

Exhibition "NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind" in Estonian Road Museum. Image: MoKS.

Estonian Road Museum in Varbuse is the fifth stop of the travelling exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. During a two-year period, the exhibition travels through 6 art, culture and environmental education centres in Latvia and Estonia. The exhibition sites in Estonia were chosen and coordinated by MoKS artist run space. Whose idea when selecting exhibition spaces was to reach out to diverse and wide audiences. Besides the Estonian Road Museum, exhibition was shown in Estonia in locations such as Tartu Nature House (August- October 2019) and Kondas Center of Naive Art (February- June 2020).  The exhibition is part of the cross-border project WasteArt that includes 8 partners from Latvia and Estonia with a common goal to raise awareness towards the vast amount of waste produced, as well as possibilities to reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials.

Exhibition "NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind" in Estonian Road Museum. Image: MoKS.

The exhibition in the Estonian Road Museum will be on display until August 30th. . Sixth and the last stop of the exhibition will be at Tallinn Street Quarter in Riga. Opening hours of the exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” are regular opening hours of the Estonian Road Museum:  11am till 7pm  from Tuesday till Sunday. Visiting the exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” is free of charge.

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The project is implemented by the Institute for Environmental Solutions in cooperation with MoKS Artist Residency, Rucka Artist Residency, Võru municipality, Vidzeme Planning Region, SIA ZAAO, Põlva municipality and Tipu Nature School. The project coordinator for the exhibition in Estonia is MoKS (Mooste KülalisStuudio MTÜ)

The exhibition is a part of the project WasteArt No. Est-Lat 65, which is funded by ERDF Interreg V-A Estonia- Latvia Cross-Border Programme, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia and project partners. Materials for the exhibition were provided by the Landfill “Daibe”, Swedbank Estonia and local communities in Latvia and Estonia.

This article reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the Interreg V-A Estonia – Latvia programme is not liable for how this information may be used.

More about the project here.