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Sergey Karev (RU). Border, 2015. Photo: Saara Mildeberg

Kilometre of Sculpture 2016 0

The Kilometre of Sculpture team is pleased to present the program for this year’s exhibition in Rakvere.

Kilometre of Sculpture
Rakvere, Estonia
2 − 24 July, 2016

The main exhibition for Kilometre of Sculpture 2016 is titled “Momentary Monumentality”, and brings the work of 14 artists to the Rakvere cityscape. Each artist in their own way interprets or comments on the concept prepared by exhibition's curator Anna Virtanen, which explores “…monuments as manifestations of the invisible, of values, agendas, ideologies or histories. Or looking at them in relation to the notions of permanence and temporality – of the material aspects, and of the invisible linked to them.”

LIKE by Kristine Niedraja (LV). Kilometre of Sculpture 2015

Artists participating in the main exhibition: Carl Giffney (IE), Viktor Gurov (EE), Corinna Helenelund (FI), Minna Henriksson (FI), Hertta Kiiski (FI), Kristi Kongi (EE), Henriikka Kontimo (FI), Paul Kuimet (EE), Kevin Malcolm (DK), Kristina Norman (EE), Hanna Piksarv (EE), Jaanus Samma (EE), Susanne Skeide (NO), Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen (FI).

The kmX satellite program offers a variety of temporary exhibitions, events and discussion groups that aim to contribute to cultural dialogue between regional centres across Estonia and the Nordic region. KmX grew out of a desire to invite diverse cultural content from towns and cities across the region. This year’s partners play an important role in shaping the art scene in their home towns, and it is hoped that cooperating through kmX will strengthen cultural and social ties. It also aims to offer unused buildings and venues across Rakvere a breath of new life through creative interventions in new and surprising environments.

Participants in kmX: Ručka Air, Cesis (LV); ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio (FI); Nora Mertes (BE) (Skaftfell AIR), Lola Bezemer (NL) (Skaftfell Air); Yunrubin (DK); Lena von Lapschina (AU); Alexei Gordin (EE); Mary Tõnisson (EE) & Nele Suisalu (EE).

Read in the Archive: The key to a foreign city – kmS 2016 | An express interview with Anna Virtanen, curator for Kilometre of Sculpture 2016

Opening weekend program

July 2 – Grand opening
12:00 Opening speeches (location to be announced)
12:30 performance ­– Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen
13:00 performance – Carl Giffney
17:00 kmX Opening – all kmX venues
21:00 Party

Read in the Archive: Kilometre of Sculpture 2015 | An express interview with exhibition's organisers Michael Haagensen and Siim Preiman

July 3
14:00 performance - Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen
15:00 performance - Maarja Tõnisson & Nele Suisalu
17:00 Round table discussion

Read in the Archive: The Kilometre of Sculpture in Rakvere 2014 | An express-interview with exhibition's organizational team: Michael Haagensen, Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Rebeka Põldsam