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Neeme Külm and Alice Kask. In Vanity Alone

Curator: Tamara Luuk

City Gallery, a thoroughly familiar place to the artist and master exhibition installer Neeme Külm, is a predetermined starting point for his current spatial journey. A wall structure hidden under multiple layers of paint, an empty space between the gallery’s suspended ceiling and the actual ceiling, among many other things, are under his scalpel like patients on the operating table. Alice Kask, for her part, observes points of encounter and focuses on corners – independently, drawing on her own predetermination.

 

Neeme Külm (1974) graduated from the sculpture department at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 1998 and studied for a master’s degree at the department of interdisciplinary arts in 2003–2005. His most compelling solo exhibitions happened in the first half of 2010; more recently he has mainly focused on team and group exhibitions, walking along the border between architecture and visual art. He has also created remarkable spatial solutions for the public urban space as well as important museum exhibitions, and has received several award from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

 

Alice Kask (1976) graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a master’s degree in painting in 2002. Her most prominent exhibitions of the recent past besides her large solo exhibition at the Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (2016) have taken place at the Taidehalli, Helsinki (2018) and the Rüki Gallery, Viljandi (2020). Kask won the Konrad Mägi Art Award in 2003 and the Vaal Gallery’s Young Artist Prize in 2005.