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Raul Keller ‘Tranquil Beauty‘

Sept 9 - 30, 2022 ARS Project Space

Borrowing the name for the exhibition from a snippet in an interview by a colleague where

she characterises my previous exhibition (Perfect Wordls) using those two words, I have

made and found a collection of pieces, which in a longer duration of time formed within the

influence of this imaginary double helix. The name and concept stuck and demanded

attention, refusing to be binned. Figures, forms and sounds swirl in a gravitational field of

tranquil beauty as if to pose a question what chance do they have in these times of turmoil,

uncertainty and dust. The exhibition will extend from physical into virtual space.

Raul Keller (1973) is an Estonian contemporary artist who since the 90s has worked within

the field of experimentalism with a focus on location, improvisation and sound practices.

During the so-called ‘noughties’ he recorded several albums of conceptual group

improvisations with Project Unison (2000-2012), made video, performance and radiophonic

art representing Estonia in several international exhibitions. Over the next decade with

focus on sound art and analogue photography he was (and still is) performing in a noise

impro duo Post Horn and being involved in a radiophonic group LokaalRaadio, was lecturing

in Tallinn University and held a professorship in new media in Estonian Academy of Arts.

Continuing with previous interests, in recent years he has been combining traditional art

techniques with new technologies. Lives and works in Tallinn.

Thanks to Hello, Ekke Ra, Kirke Lee, Andres Toodo and Marko Nautras @Craftrag, Indrek

Köster, Sigrid Viir, ARS Factory, EAA etc.

The exhibition has been produced with support from Estonian Cultural Endowment.


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