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ARS Showroom #044: Kaisa Maasik “The Human Sponge in the Age of Screens”

Kaisa Maasik’s new solo exhibition The Human Sponge in the Age of Screens is open from Thursday, November 3 at the ARS Showroom Gallery. The new project dealing with the susceptibility of children and the way kids mimic everything they see and hear, brings together video footage filmed by kids themselves. The exhibition will remain open until November 29.

Something that the gathered material has in common is its influences from mass media, the mainstream film and music industry. From the 2000’s onwards, filming equipment like video, web, digital and phone cameras became more affordable. Ever since then, kids have had a way to record different re-enactments of what they see on screens. The artist adds: “The endless creativity, sincerity and enthusiasm of the children in the work is amazing, but it’s clouded by the violence in most of the scenes. When mirroring their surroundings, kids have a way of showing us what society is like in general.”

Graphic design by Nora Pelšs

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Artists' Association.

Special thanks: Aron, Adeele Alvela, Terje Alvela, Adele Brifk, Gerli Brifk, Triinu Eesmaa, Triin Hert, Kaisa Hinsberg, Hannes Ivask, Karin Jaanus, Maido Juss, Kristi Juurik, Oliver Kaelep, Eliis Kahlo, Kristiina Kams, Meribel Kahlo, Grete Kangro, Kaspar Kangro, Piret Karro, Cristina Kaska, Karel Koplimets, Anneli Kärner, Kirke Kärner, Kristi Kärner, Kädi Kiirend, Mihkel Konno, Kristjan Lüüs, family Maasik, Mervi Murdmets, Mariliin Märtin, Lauri Niemelä, Gerda Nurk, Kadi-Mia Pirrus, Carol Pähkel, Liina Pääsuke, Kristella Püümets, Carl Raukas, Kersti Räbin, Johannes Martin Saar, the second year’s supervisors and participants of Proloogkool, Marika Sepp, Tuuli Sepp, Kristel Sibul, Kelli Somelar-Duracz, Kristiina Tang, Paul Tarand, Juku Trump, Kristofer Vaiksaar

Additional information: Kaisa Maasik Tel: +372 5396 2524 E-mail:

ARS Showroom Gallery ARS Art Factory Pärnu mnt 154 11317 Tallinn


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