On Friday, 2 September at 6 p.m. Tiina Sarapu and Julija Pociūtė opened their joint exhibition “Dust” in the large gallery of Tartu Art House.
The exhibition explores forgetfulness: the forgotten spatial practices and forgotten places; actions preserved as scattered memory images, or actions, dreams, completed for yourself and packed away in a box.
“Dust, the symbol of forgetting, reveals hidden dimensions of the banality of everyday, moments and places considered insignificant. Dust accompanies glass artists while working, being a remnant of their work, but also hiding the transparency of the glass,” the curator Karin Paulus explains.
Dust also refers to something being worn out and forgotten, marking the inevitability of reality and the constant changing of the world around us.
With their installations, the artists always reconsider the material reality and search for the meanings of the relationship between man and the environment. Julia Pociūtė shows the contradiction of dust by creating enchanting capsules where she stores stories and objects. Tiina Sarapu reflects on the path and work of a person: where does a journey that has come from primeval nature, passed through cultivated meadows, and probably passes by solar parks takes us?
Julija Pociūtė (b 1981) is a Lithuanian interdisciplinary artist. She obtained her master’s degree at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2007. Since then, she has actively participated in art field: participated in group exhibitions, in art festivals, organised more than ten solo exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. Her works are in the collections of several museums of Denmark, Spain and Lithuania.
Tiina Sarapu (b 1971) graduated the Estonian Academy of Arts, specialising in glass art, and worked there as an associate professor (2003–2017). She has participated in many exhibitions both at home and abroad receiving recognition at international glass art competitions. Her works are in several museum and private collections. In 2019, Sarapu’s solo exhibition “Case Study 2” was held in the monumental gallery of Tartu Art House.
The exhibition is dedicated to this year’s International Year of Glass.
Graphic design: Meelis Mikker
Thanks: Klaasissepa OÜ, ECCOM OÜ, Department of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts
The exhibition was created with the support of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Lithuanian Council for Culture and Nordic Council of Ministers.
In a collaboration with Gallery Meno parkas.
The exhibition is open until 2 October.
Audience program at the exhibition:
There will be a meeting with the artists on 2 September at 5:00 p.m.
There will be a curator tour on 7 September at 5:30 p.m