The Ground Beneath The Tree Moved Like A Congregation

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In collaboration with Mari Prekup and Kaarel Künnap.
Photo: Villem Jahu
 

Draakoni gallery, 24 November – 30 December 2017

For 18 months, artists Hannah Harkes and Mari Prekup have been engaged in an artistic research project into the phenomenon of ‘sacred trees’, traveling around Estonia to visit these sites and talking with both locals and specialists. Together with architect Kaarel Künnap, the artists present an exhibition in Draakoni Gallery – a full-room installation from modular panels of linocut printed on linen. Within the work hides fragments of ‘sacred tree’ folklore and mythology as well as personal narratives and abstract representations. Whilst touching upon historical and religious traditions, the exhibition explores a range of perspectives on the subject, recognising that each person may have a distinct and personal understanding of the significance of trees.

The exhibition is open at Draakoni gallery, Tallinn, until 30 December 2017 and a public event programme runs alongside the exhibition, including lectures, discussions, workshops, and excursions.

For more information about the works, the event programme, and the topic, go to the exhibition website: grafolkloor.wordpress.com.

Photo: Villem Jahu
Photo: Villem Jahu

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