Britta Benno. „Tallinn Art Hall“. 2018

Britta Benno. Dystopic Tallinn

Curator: Siim Preiman

The future has arrived. The end of the world is over. The human race is finished. And the flora and fauna on the uninhabited globe has been able to start freely proliferating again. Only a fragment of a blink of history’s eye remains, which conceals within itself the lives and actions of humans.

 

These fragments are tiny pieces of the urban landscape, recognisable buildings and architectural objects in a place that was once called Tallinn. Iconic buildings have been left like foreign bodies in the jungle that has sprung up from the asphalt. The embodiments of power and influence – the Tallinn City Government building, Palace Hotel, War of Independence monument, St John’s Church and the Tallinn Art Hall – have all lost their functions in the thick, boggy and foggy forest.

 

Britta Benno (1984) is an Estonian artist who lives and works in Tallinn. In her work, she often presents ordinary autobiographical stories, using drawings, graphic prints, animation and installation. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Lõksus (Draakoni Gallery, 2017), Rööprähkleja/Multitasking (Hobusepea Gallery, 2015), Võitlus tuuleveskitega (Draakoni Gallery, 2013).