Tuesday, April 8, 2008

coming soon to a gallery near you, if you happen to live in Estonia

The ultimate Counterforces exhibition, and I had nothing to do with it. Description from Eurozine and the longer original statement is here: http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2008-03-17-kreuger-en.html

"The periphery of the periphery: Anders Kreuger details his research for an upcoming exhibition in Tallinn in the spring of 2008. He is focusing on contemporary art and culture of the "Finno-Ugrian world", peoples united by their language group across the Republics of Mordvinia, Udmurtia, Mari El, and Komi. When Kreuger suggested the topic to his colleagues in Estonia they were not immediately positive: Why spend time in remote places seen as the periphery of the periphery? By visiting those "unknown but not exotic" places, Kreuger hopes to "undo some of the repression and self-repression that has pushed these peoples underground, and also illuminate possible meanings of the Continental Unconscious.""

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