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Contemporary Capitalist

Posted by Katrin Valgemäe on

    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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