Kilometre of Sculpture
Curator: Andreas Nilsson (SE)
The exhibition The Visitors has been put together by guest curator Andreas Nilsson from the Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, with assistance from exhibitions manager, Siim Preiman. The jury for the open call section consisted of an international selection panel including Maria Kjaer Themsen, Kirke Kangro, Maarin Ektermann and Siim Preiman.
This year Andreas Nilsson saw Kilometre of Sculpture and the town of Võru as an opportunity to explore the notion of an exhibition in the context of the social fabric of a community, and the materiality or lack of it in contemporary conceptions of sculpture. The 18 artists invited to exhibit in The Visitors all tend to explore in different ways the social and political structures we inhabit in our daily existence.
Artists: Liisa Ahlfors* (FI), Carola Björk* (SE), Karolina Erlingsson (SE), Angelica Falkeling* (SE), Luca Frei (CF/SE), Ingrid Furre (SE/NO), GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ (SE), Kaspars Groševs (LV), Johnson and Johnson* (EE), Sergey Karev* (RU), Edith Karlson (EE), Laura Kaminskaitė (LT), Essi Kausalainen (FI), Henning Lundkvist (SE), Marge Monko* (EE), Kristine Niedraja* (LV), Ats Parve* (EE), Liina Siib* (EE)
* artists from the open call
12:30 Essi Kausalainen (FI) – Monument
Central Square (cnr Jüri and Vabaduse)
13:00 GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ (SE) – Hours
walking event starting from the Central Square
13:30 Laura Kaminskaite (LT) – Taxi driver
Võru Cafe, 21 Jüri Street
17:30 Liina Siib (EE) – Poetry or Freedom
Kreutzwald monument, Kreutzwald Park05.07
12:00 GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ – Hours
walking event with Urban Lab starting from in front of the museum
19:00 Liina Siib (EE) – Poetry or Freedom
Kreutzwald monument, Kreutzwald Park
20:00 Laura Kaminskaite (LT) – Taxi driver
Õlle 17 pub, 17 Jüri Street
KoSx side programme
Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (After Bochner)
Artists: Bengt Adlers, Conny Blom, Mel Bochner, Kalle Brolin, Vasja Cenčič, Martin Creed, Kajsa Dahlberg, Jeremy Deller, Ditte Ejlerskov, Milanka Fabjančič, Vadim Fishkin, Johan Furåker, Alexander Gutke, Felix Gmelin, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, IRWIN, Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lisa Jeannin, Žiga Kariž, Clay Ketter, Jukka Korkeila, Anna Ling, Anna Lundh, Miltos Manetas, Jonathan Meese, Kristina Müntzing, Jesper Norda, Björn Perborg, Magnus Petersson, Adrian Piper, Lina Selander, Nataša Skušek, Nina Slejko Blom, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stropnik, Annika Ström, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Ulla West Leon Zuodar and Serkan Özkaya.
Curators: Nina Slejko Blom and Conny Blom
Small Good Things (Artworks We Like That Fitted In Our Suitcases)
Artists: Ditte Ejlerskov, Johan Furåker, Felix Gmelin, Miltos Manetas, Peter Miller, Klara Sax, Emelie Sjunnesson, Johan Wik Leon Zuodar.
Curators: Nina Slejko Blom and Conny Blom
Laitilan Kuvaajat (Photographers from Laitila) (FI)
Exhibition of photographs
Laitilan Kuvaajat have put together an exhibition photographing ten of their town’s public works of art, statues and monuments, sharing them through photographs with visitors to KoS and the people of Võru.
Alūksne Municipality together with Alūksne Youth Centre (LV)
Art in my town
Alūksne Municipality and Youth Centre have organized a photo-competition open to all aiming to capture the diversity of the outdoor environmental art in Alūksne. In addition to presenting Alūksne’s monuments, sculptures and architecture, this exhibition also shows us art in the public space through the eyes of the local people.
Anna Hints together with the Unitas Foundation (EE)
The Station Talks
Kogu Me Lugu* is Unitas Foundation`s initiative for collecting and sharing stories about totalitarian regimes in the 20th century and the crimes against humanity committed by them in Estonia. Artist and director Anna Hints has collected these stories into a project called TheStation Talks in which sound installations in railway stations around Estonia reveal stories about deportation. The abandoned Võru railway station is the first to share the memories associated with it.
* The title has a double meaning that could be translated Collect Our Story or Our Entire Story.
This year KoS will include two sessions of talks on its opening weekend. On Saturday (04.07) guest speakers from Latvia and Finland will talk on art in the public space and free exhibitions that have explored how to present contemporary art to a broad audience.
Antra Priede (Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art)
Jonas Büchel (Urban Institute, Riga)
Johanna Tuukkanen (ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Finland)
On Sunday (05.07) guest speakers from Latvia and Estonia will talk on a range of topics including education programmes in relation to contemporary art and presenting contemporary art in regional communities.
Linda Veinberga (Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art)
Heie Treier (Tallinn University, Estonia)
Maarin Ektermann (KUMU Art Museum, Estonia)
Helen Arov (Estonian Academy of Arts)
Also in the KoSx side programme
MoKS meetings: discussion and performance evening with artists
Venue: Jüri 39
The event takes place in English
MoKS is an international guest studio and exhibition space situated in south Estonia in the small rural community of Mooste, where it organizes interdisciplinary cultural events, talks and workshops. MoKS meetings is a series of events that introduces the MoKS resident artists to art audiences outside Mooste – these open-to-all meetings usually take place in Tartu, but for Kilometre of Sculpture they will make an exception and present in Võru. The event is led by an invited moderator whose activity or field of research links with the topic of the event. The artist to be met this time is artist and film-maker Piotr Armianovski from Ukraine.
Linnalabor / Urban Lab
Võru urban walk
05.07.2015 12:00 (in English)
18.07.2015 14:00 (in Estonian)
Urban Lab offer guided excursions to familiar and unfamiliar places, which bring together local experts and urban enthusiasts to open up the multiple layers of the urban space. In the framework of Kilometre of Sculpture, two urban walks will be organized combining the public space of the small town with the artworks that have invaded it. During the opening weekend a walking and talking tour will take place with the artists through Võru city and the exhibition: the working language will be English. On the 18th of July, the walk will aim to engage the local people and takes place in Estonian.