Mosses and Lichens
Collective Exhibition of 6 Estonian Artists
Santa Clara Gallery, Coimbra (PT)
March, 28th – May, 28th 2009

The Santa Clara Gallery hosts between March 28th and May 28th 2009 a collective exhibition of 6 contemporary artists born or living in Estonia: John Grzinich, Evelyn Müürsepp, Toomas Thetloff, Anna Hints, Svetlana Bogomolova and Peeter Laurits.

This exhibition, which seeks to give visibility to the creative vitality of an artistic community located on the other side of Europe, is organized within the context of the cooperation agreement in place between two art centers: Nodar Artist Residency Center, a media arts residency in rural context managed by the Portuguese collective Binaural, and MoKS, Center for Art and Social Practice, located in the village of Mooste, Estonia.

Three of the mentioned artists (John Grzinich, Evelyn Müürsepp, Toomas Thetloff) were resident artists in Nodar during 2008, and the works they will present in the exhibition were conceived in interaction with the region’s rural context. The other three artists (Anna Hints, Svetlana Bogomolova e Peeter Laurits) will be resident artists in Nodar throughout 2009 and will present some emblematic previous works.

The exhibition includes three photographic series (“Charons Crossing” by Peeter Laurits, “Early Childhood Lessons” by Anna Hints and “Aliens and Gummy Bears” by Svetlana Bogomolova.) and three video creations (“Nodar Flowlines” by John Grzinich, “Kudum” by Evelyn Müürsepp and “A Film” by Toomas Thetloff).

The exhibition is curated by Olga Maia Seco, owner of Santa Clara Gallery, by Luís Costa, coordinator of Nodar Artist Residency Center and by Peeter Laurits, one of the most prominent Estonian visual artists.

Exhibition opening:

Saturday, March 28th at 7.00 p.m.
Galeria Santa Clara,
Rua António Augusto Gonçalves, 67
3040 241 Coimbra
Tel. 239 441 657