10.03-30.04 at Temnikova and Kasela Gallery
Sigrid Viir and Jimmy Limit
Artproof Grant Estonia 2016 was supported by Hahnemühle.
Sigrid Viir’s and Jimmy Limit’s exhibition “Import Export” talks about import and export in a general commercial sense, alluding to the transportation of art works and artists from one continent to another, customs procedures, and the mass migration of people and files. The title of the exhibition also refers to photography, the widespread use and distribution of photographs, and digital importing and exporting.
Estonian artist Sigrid Viir’s artistic practice often deals with photography, and installation as a sculptural form. At the show, Viir displays a photo-installation consisting of three parts that create a visual narrative verging on fantasy, at the heart of which is a yearning for the idea of the exotic. The story, which carries a bit of absurdity, embodies also relevant political issues, focusing on photography as a transformer of reality and on exoticism as a resource that is consistently reproduced and exploited.
Jimmy Limit, a photographer and author of playful installations, is a Canadian-born artist with Estonian roots. In his art practice, Limit is interested in the immaterial everyday consumption of images and its consequences. When taking photos, his aim is to free the objects from their original function and conjure up new absurd forms that lack a specific purpose.
Photographed by Endel Apsalon