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COBALT supports the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia and the opening of the Estonian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale



Foto: Andrej Vasilenko

Tonight, May 10, one of the world's most important art exhibitions, the Venice Biennale will be opened. This year, Estonia is represented by Kris Lemsalu at the 58th Venice Biennale. Kris Lemsalu uses combined techniques in pottery, installation and performance art in her work.

The exhibition opening will be accompanied by an opening ritual by on Roman Lemberg, Michael Kleine, Michiko Takahashi, Carola Caggiano. Among the writers, artists, curators and friends Lemsalu invited collaborate with her on the exhibition include Andrew Berardini, Tamara Luuk, Irene Campolmi and Sarah Lucas. New York artist Kyp Malone (1973) has created a sound installation for the exhibition where he has sampled the sounds of Venice and that will accompany the exhibition until November.

Kris Lemsalu was born in 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia, and lives and works between Vienna and Tallinn. She creates mixed-media sculptures, installations and performances with unexpected materials. Lemsalu’s pieces evoke the bestial side of human beings and civilizations and are often underscored by feminist themes. Lemsalu has shown at Goldsmiths CCA, London(2018), Secession,Vienna (2018), as part of Performa 17, New York(2017), DRAF performance night, London(2017), Bunshitu Gallery, Tokyo (2015), Ferdinand Bauman Gallery, Prague (2015) and is represented by Koppe Astner, Glasgow and Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn.

The Estonian Pavilion at the Venice biennale is commissioned by Center for Contemporary Arts. COBALT is honoured to be a long-time supporter of the Estonian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Kris Lemsalu
Birth V – Hi and Bye
The Estonian Pavilion at the 58th Venice biennale
Giudecca 211, 30133 Veneetsia
11 May  – 24 November 2019 
Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 18
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