Liina Siib. From series: A Woman Takes Little Space. 2008-2011

Does art have a nationality?

Not any more. Two years ago, Germany was represented at the Venice Biennale by British artist Liam Gillick. To my mind, this is great. I hope that someday Estonia, too, will be represented by an artist of a different nationality. The most important thing is not to present a country’s nationality but, rather, the issues that are important to this country. But the national pavilions are a wonderful asset, which adds a piquancy to the biennale. All a country has to do is decide what to show.

After our meeting I went to the station by the market, where Lilia, immortalized by Liina, works at a kiosk. I went past and there she was. Just an arm’s-reach away. Selling fresh bread rolls. 


Liina Siib. From series: A Woman Takes Little Space. 2008-2011