On Saturday, 30 March at 3:30 PM Anna Weidenholzer, Jaana Kokko and Maarja Kangro will be in conversation at the Tallinn Art Hall to discuss politics of representation, belonging and traveling. Excerpts from their works will be presented. Anna, Jaana and Maarja have all influenced making the exhibition Politics of Paradise. The conversation is moderated by artist Liina Siib. The event is in English. Entrance with exhibition ticket.
Anna Weidenholzer is an award-winning novelist based in Vienna/Austria. Her current fiction explores the continued fraying of our social fabric. Her latest book Weshalb die Herren Seesterne tragen (Why the Gentlemen Are Wearing Starfish) was nominated for the German Book Prize 2016.
Jaana Kokko is a Helsinki based visual artist with a background in arts and economics. She works primarily with video, but also uses photography, text and drawing. Her works revolve around the subjects of language, representation and alienation and look at them with an eye of a feminist. In her practice Kokko uses polylog, showing how our world consists of different individuals and their interpretations of reality in their historical context.
Maarja Kangro is an author based in Tallinn. She has published of five poetry collections, several volumes of short stories and two novels – The Glass Child and My Awards, writes mostly about contemporary life in Estonia, mostly about failures. She has also written several libretti for Estonian composers and has translated from Italian, English, German, and other languages.