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Group exhibition “Gentle Gestures of Self”

Join us for the opening of the group exhibition “Gentle Gestures of Self” at EKA Gallery on March 7th at 6 pm!

The exhibitions at EKA Gallery are now also open on Sundays! The exhibition remains open until March 31.

The group exhibition "Gentle Gestures of Self" brings together a selection of contemporary self-portraits. The paintings and photographs primarily depict the faces and hands of the artists, pointing at the emotions brought out by their facial expressions and gestures.

Culturally, hands are attributed with a great expressive power: in addition to conveying mood, depicting hands in specific positions can communicate deep feelings and meanings. Anthropologist Ethel J. Alpenfels has said: "Hands point or lead or command; hands cry out in agony or lie quietly sleeping; hands have moods, character, and, in a wider sense, their own particular beauty."

The exhibition stems from a curatorial perspective focusing on relationships, inner experiences and moods. It approaches hands’ special ability and vulnerability to convey all emotions, even those that people have learned to control in facial expressions.

Participating artists: Andre Joosep Arming, Annamaari Hyttinen (FI), Cloe Jancis, Maria Izabella Lehtsaar, Taavi Rekkaro, Johanna Saikkonen (FI), Marleen Suvi, Elo Vahtrik

Curated by Kaisa Maasik

The project is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Opening drinks from Põhjala Brewery.

Additional information:

Kaisa Maasik

Tel: +372 5396 2524

EKA Gallery

Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn 10412

Tue–Sun 12.00–18.00

Cloe Jancis, photo from the series „Kujunemisjärgus“, 2020


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