Body ornaments exhibition ARMOUR

Starting from April 7, the Kiek in de Kök defence tower gallery exhibits body ornaments and objects, contemporary interpretations of the historic armour created by Estonia’s younger generation of jewellery and blacksmith artists.

The concept of the ARMOUR exhibition was born within the historic walls of Kiek in de Kök artillery tower, soaked in a preserved flood of varied emotions. Yet, there is ample room here for modern conflict. What is the nature of the armour that attaches to our bodies as time passes? Does it add to our sense of confidence or serves as an altogether suppressive device? Which tactics should be preferred, should we take positions for offence or stick with defence? Who will leave the battle carrying their shield and who will be carried on it?

Twenty-five artists are given the opportunity to contribute to the burning questions on everyone’s mind – can we achieve a sense of safety among individuals and in society? How to do that? Who or what do we really need protection from?

In this literally human-sized exhibition one will come across unexpected material usage and self-critical and socially critical approaches, as well as more philosophical contemplation of the relationship between man and the surrounding environment. The exhibition will remain open until 14 May 2017.

Participating artists: Kätrin Beljaev (1982), Rita-Livia Erikson (1990), Nils Hint (1986), Pilleriin Jürisoo (1984), Annika Kedelauk (1986), Mart Kekišev (1986), Kairin Koovit (1990), Keiu Koppel (1988), Katrin Kosenkranius (1980), Katarina Kotselainen (1982), Triin Kukk (1989), Siim Kuusemäe (1985), Kadi Kübarsepp (1982), Andreas Lichfeld (1991), Helen-Kristi Loo (1992), Marita Lumi (1985), Liina Lõõbas (1987), Urmas Lüüs (1987), Anneli Oppar (1980), Rauno Paju (1993), Ettel Poobus (1988), Darja Popolitova (1989), Anna-Maria Saar (1988), Merilin Tõnisoja (1989), Paul Villemi (1983)
The exhibition is curated by Triin Elias, Katrin Kosenkranius ja Liina Lõõbas.
The ARMOUR exhibition is part of the satellite program of the 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial. The Triennial constitutes an international art event within the framework of which applied artists and designers give meaning to time and varied approaches thereto. “Ajavahe. Time Difference”, the main exhibition of this year’s Triennial, is open at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design from 21 April 2017 through 23 July 2017. The voluminous satellite program is featured in Tallinn’s galleries, cafes, open studios and other exciting places from the end of March until the beginning of August.

The ARMOUR exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Ministry of Culture, and Avallone AS.

Contact and additional information:
Katrin Kosenkranius