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Ljubljana biennials art works come to museum Kumu in Tallinn

BC, Tallinn, 05.01.2011.Print version

"Mapping", an exhibition introducing outstanding art works from Ljubljana Biennials of Graphic Arts, opens doors in Tallinn-based modern arts museum Kumu on January 2 – April 17, Estonia-based culture fund Tallinn 2011 reports.


The exhibition belongs to International Center of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana.


The "Mapping" makes part of the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial that will open on January 20 and in a framework of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 events program.


The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts is the world’s oldest existing biennial exhibition of contemporary graphic arts that has taken place since 1955. The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts was one of the few international events that crossed the borders of the Cold War and did not care about whether the artists were rich or poor, came from one or another side of the Iron Curtain, from a colonized or an independent country. "Mapping" also exhibits works by Estonian artists who in secret took part of the biennial during Soviet times, writes LETA.


The socialist world admired the Ljubljana Biennial for its openness and liberty, the capitalist part of the world for its independence from market requirements and the democracy shown towards the Third World.


Out of respect for the biennial many participating artists gave their works to the biennial and so a collection was born which in part will be shown in the Tallinn exhibition name "Mapping". Among the artists whose work will be shown are Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Viktor Vasarely, Hans Hartung, Jean Arp, Robert Morris, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst and Nancy Spero.


The curator of the exhibition is Lilijana Stepancic, in addition Eha Komissarov and Breda Skrjanec took part of the exhibition development process. The "Mapping" was designed by Liina Siib.

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