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Kris Lemsalu „Inglid läksid pissile”

26 August — 20 November 2022

List the heart splipped by summer slipped by nothing appeared to alight the miller slipped by the sails were put by in the dim cellar light grandpa watched grandma watched joy came to eyes on closing father was taken mother was taken home went alone and howling Juhan Viiding translated by Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov Kris Lemsalu (b. 1985) is sculptor and installation artist often experimenting with ceramics. Her art combines porcelain with fur, wool textile, silicone, found objects, sounds and other materials. Lemsalu’s work is characterised by her attention to colour and surface effects, an interest in archetypal and symbolic motifs, and an ironic and reflexive relationship to the media she uses, as well as staged scenes and the absurd. Her work often touches upon timeless and profoundly human themes such as birth, transformation and death, pain and grief, passion and love, and a celebration of life. Lemsalu’s installations sometimes act as a stage for her performances; the sculptural artworks become props or part of her costumes. Lemsalu's recent solo exhibitions and performances include "Peace @ 295 Church Street", Margot Samel, NY (2022); "A Snail's Tale", with Kyp Malone, High Line Art, NY (2021); "Paloma", with Kyp Malone, Barbara Sánchez-Kane and Viktor Martínez, Material Art Fair, Mexico City (2020); "Birth V - Hi & Bye", Estonian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019).

Memo newsletter's 29 August issue, published every Monday by Daniel Vaarik and Sten Tamkivi, was dedicated to Kris Lemsalu's exhibition. To register, please contact:

Thank you: Erik Liiv, Kristina Oras, Kerli Praks, Heleliis Hõim, Üllo Karro, Ingrid Allik, Andres Allik, Punch Club

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