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Femme Fiasco, Vilnius 29.08.2024

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Julgete värvide, liialdatud ilmete ja lugupidamatu huumoriga elektrifitseeritud maaliseerias "Femme Fiasko", käsitlen naist ja looma, kui looduse ja sotsiaalse identiteedi sümbioosi. Tuletades sellega meelde, eelkõige iseendale, et oma veidruste, vigade ja keerukusega, mõjudes sageli „fiaskona“, seisan silmitsi hoopis loodusjõu ja kordumatu väärtusega, mida tuleb tunnistada, hoida ja pühitseda. "Femme Fiasko" kutsub vaatajaid rullnokkaretkele läbi soohiirte ja identiteedi keeruliste radade. ____//____ In my electrified painting series "Femme Fiasco," featuring bold colors, exaggerated expressions, and irreverent humor, where I explore the symbiosis of women and animals as a fusion of nature and social identity. I remind myself, above all, that with my...

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Katrin Valgemäe: Looming, kus on ohtralt elustiili maanilist paroodiat

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Katrin Valgemäe: Looming, kus on ohtralt elustiili maanilist paroodiat 13. dets 2023 Loomeinkubaatori inkubatsiooniprogrammis osaleb Katrin Valgemäe, kes on maalikunstnik. Lisaks lõuendile ja keraamikale loodud maalidele, leiab tema loomingut ka trükitoodetel, nagu näiteks põlled ja pajalapid. Uurisime Katrini käest, mis teda maalimise juures inspireerib ja millistel põnevatel näitusel on võimalus tema teoseid näha. Katrin Valgemäe, foto: Iris Kivisalu Milline on sinu enda taust? Kust sai alguse huvi kunsti vastu?  Olen lõpetanud EKA maalikateedri ja täiendanud ennast Läti Kunstiakadeemias maali erialal ja EKA-s keraamika erialal. Joonistama hakkasin lapsena – tegin sugulastest ühe joonega saržilikke portreid, kui nad meil külas pika laua...

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An Interview Featured on ArtTerritory.com We are born to rule our own kingdom

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14.12.2023 Ramiro Camelo An interview with Tallinn-based artist Katrin Valgemäe “Queens of Chaos”, a solo exhibition by Tallinn-based artist Katrin Valgemäe, opens at Myymälä 2 in Helsinki on December 17. Valgemäe is an unconventional painter who defies convention. Her art devises an idyllic parodic universe built through a playful conscious eccentricity, which is the basis of her laid-back pictorial style. Valgemäe talks with the exhibition’s curator, Ramiro Camelo, about her troubled memories during the Soviet occupation, the agitated lifestyle in 90s Tallinn, and the inspiration behind her Myymälä 2 exhibition. Hello, Katrin. It’s a bit of a cliché, but – let’s start from...

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16 Round Princesses

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    The artist Katrin Valgemäe herself has said that self-portrait plays an important role in her work: “I paint / analyse my life through humour. My grandmother, my mother, me, and my daughter are a line of women that I am trying to change so that my daughter does not end up making the same mistakes as our previous women. I've been a princess all my life, and being a princess is still a big part of my life. My childhood dream was of a great whipped cream-like dress and the eternal happy love that was part of that...

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Contemporary Capitalist

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    The exhibition "Contemporary Capitalist" moves back in time to the 1980s, when Estonia belonged to the USSR, and to the jungle of newly independent Estonia in early 1990s, to Lasnamäe where I grew up. Paradoxically, my first contact with the "paradise" called "capitalism" came with watching the Finnish TV and with the first "foreign" things I received from Finland in the 1980s. I have a very clear memory of my first banana, tutti-frutti chewing gum, tic-tac candy, and the advertisements and series running on Finnish TV. Inevitably, there was an unbreachable divide between myself and "paradise", which led me...

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