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Erki Kasemets ja Camille Laurelli. Bricollage

Curator: Siim Preiman

Erki Kasemets and Camille Laurelli are artists whose lives and works are equally deeply intertwined. Their work is not determined by specific methods or finely honed techniques, but rather by a generally open and hybrid attitude towards art and their role in it. Both are fascinated by games; both are avid collectors and equally enjoy invention and mishap. Neither of them could be considered exactly a cultural blocker, however, there is definitely a certain amount of resistance or refusal in their actions. Examples of this could be Kasemets’ so-called trash art or Laurelli’s consistent use of different applications and games in a wrong way. How is it possible that these two artists didn’t meet sooner?


Erki Kasemets (1969) is an installation, painting, performance and theatre artist whose work covers various fields of activity: trash art, polygon theatre, systematic documentation of his personal life, material culture, kinetic art, environmental and stage designs, etc. His most recent performances include participation in the group exhibition Untamed at the Tartu Art Museum (2021), the solo exhibition Karl Marx in the Animal Kingdom at the Draakoni Gallery (2020) and the solo exhibition at the Audru Museum (2019).


Camille Laurelli (1981) is an intermedia artist whose confusing, failing and evasive creations span video, photography, performance, sculpture and curation. Laurelli is a dedicated collaborator, initiator and collector who, among other things, runs the video game museum LVLup! in Tallinn since 2018. His recent appearances include participation in the group exhibition Crawl Out Through the Fallout at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (2022), the solo exhibition Kaudze at Low Gallery in Riga (2021) and the solo exhibition News Feed at ARS Showroom (2019).