Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass artists’ Union
Oct.15-Nov.26, Viljandi City Gallery.
Each of us has had different problems, painful experiences, “broken things” at different stages of one’s life. Cracks may appear in memories or fantasies, in bones or souls. The nature of “brokenness” depends on the modes and causes of breaking – time, life, violence, accident, society, environment, lack of attention or caring, … thus the different terms we apply to a broken thing: martyre, victim, trash, junk etc. In a way, the terms also reflect their user.
A broken thing can still have value: whether aesthetic qualities, human experience, point of comparison or other. And – most of all – a potential of repair. A mended thing can be treasured more than the one that never got broken – just like a returning lost son is dearer than the one who stayed home.
Curators: Kati Kerstna, Maret Sarapu.
Participants: Sofi Arshas, Liisi Junolainen, Erki Kannus, Malle Karik-Hallimäe, Kati Kerstna, Virve Kiil, Eve Koha, Helena Kreem, Eeva Käsper, Maie Mikof-Liivik,Kairi Orgusaar, Toomas Riisalu, Kateriin Rikken, Rait Prääts,
Kai Saarepuu, Maret Sarapu, Tiina Sarapu, Katrin Tukmann, Kersti Vaks, Vilja Volens, Kristel Õunapuu (Estonia), Mika Kato (Japan), Robert Tannahill (Canada), Marta Gibiete, Barbala Gulbe and Inita Emane (Latvia).