Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Temnikova & Kasela gallery curated an exhibition of video art during the reception of Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves in Lithuania at the Lithuanian National Gallery. The president was invited to Lithuania together with Evelin Ilves by Head of State Dalia Grybauskaité; the event at the gallery, which took place on the 28th of May 2013, was visited by around 400 people.

The exhibition filled the spacious space of the gallery and foyer, where visitors could become acquainted with the best of Estonian video art. Consisting of seven works, the exhibition presented three artists: Jaan Toomik and Ene-Liis Semper, both of whom have represented Estonia at the Venice Biennial in the past (Toomik in 1997 and 2003, and Semper in 1999), and the winner of the last year's Köler Prize audience and jury award winner Flo Kasearu.

Merlin Carpenter's exhibition "Solo Show II - All Power to the Factory Outlets" will remain open at the Lastekodu space until the end of June. Visitors are invited on Thursdays and Fridays, 3-7pm. Please find a press release on the gallery's website. Once the exhibition closes, the artist will take all 36 works on tour of various locations across Eastern Europe, including a few in Estonia.

Merlin Carpenter is a British artist and his recent solo exhibitions include “POLICE” at dépendance, Brussels (2013); “funky house” at Limazulu, London (2012); “TATE CAFÉ” at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2012), and Simon Lee Gallery, London (2011); “Heroes” at MD72, Berlin (2011); and a show at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles (2011).

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