Thursday, January 26, 2006

Shiftscale– Sculpture at the Extended Field

Shiftscale – Sculpture at the Extended Field
The opening exhibition of the KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn

KUMU Art Museum of Tallinn
18 February – 30 May 2005

Shiftscale, the opening exhibition of KUMU, is the largest international contemporary art exhibition ever organised in Estonia. About 30 artists from around the world are taking part in this exhibition. Participation of several key names of the contemporary art world together with very many artists from the region guarantees wide international attention. Among the invited artists are:
Chris Evans (Great Britain),
Superflex (Denmark),
Cevdet Erek (Turkey),
Markus Copper (Finland/Germany),
Kaisu Koivisto (Finland),
Anssi 8000 (Finland),
Kosmos (Estonia),
John Ruppert (USA),
Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland),
Arturas Raila (Lithuania),
Olafur Eliasson (Germany),
Helena Johard (Sweden),
Karsten Konrad (Germany),
Hans Hemmert (Germany),
Serkan Ozkaya & Ahmet Ogut (Turkey),
Anders Krüger (Sweden),
Gints Gabrans (Latvia),
Huang Yong Ping (China/France),
Tommy Støckel (Germany/Denmark),
Kaisaleena Halinen (Finland),
Gediminas Akstinas (Lithuania),
Anu Põder (Estonia),
Marko Laimre (Estonia),
Ojars Feldbergs (Latvia),
Neeme Külm (Estonia),
Veronica Brovall (Germany),
Heli Ryhänen (Finland)

Shiftscale aims to take a critical but constructive look at contemporary sculpture, and to redefine the traditional concept of a sculptural monument as something static and permanent, by offering creative and innovative ways of thinking about the production of three-dimensional art. It offers means to think about who you are, where you are, and with whom you are. It is, in short, about being in the world.

Shiftscale will open in mid-February 2006, and last for four months. It extends from KUMU’s contemporary art floor to the museum’s temporary exhibitions hall, as well as the city space in Tallinn.

In connection with the exhibition a catalogue, a booklet and an anthology of theoretical texts will be published. A conference focusing on the extended notion of sculpture will also be held during the opening months.

The curators of the exhibition are Mika Hannula, Villu Jaanisoo, Hanno Soans and Anna Mustonen.