PIND Project Exhibition
3.07 – 30.08. 2015.
The PIND is multicultural project run by Jaanika Okk and Polish Expats Association. The idea of project was to espress Estonian realities and culture to the rest of the Europe which is still slightly different than the western part.
Three Estonian artists Anton Koovit, Carl-Robert Kagge and Uku Sepsivart created a new space at Centrala gallery which relates to PIND (meaning est. surface or space). The exhibition presents monochromatic figures of products like food, drinks or clothes which are exclusively available in Estonia. These products are characteristic for that part of Europe and the same time they are relicts of the past which still exist, reminding us about the old communist system. So this represents the struggling with being proud of own developing country and being resigned with not really colourful past.
But there was also tricky part about this unique project. Evan if you have never been to Estonia, don’t worry because the artists prepared as a part of exhibition some special things. You can see the panorama of Tallin – capitol city – on big tuna can, there is also ‘shop’ where you can buy some products – pieces of artworks with painted articles – typical for Estonia and for the dessert they painted mural on Minerva’s wall.
The great opening night was on Digbeth First Friday 3rd July. Jaanika Okk gave a speech about whole idea and invited for Calligraffiti workshops ran by artists. The workshops were connected to the interested and professions of artists. They were the combination of using calligraphy and graffiti together. The idea was to show the basic of both disciplines and then show how and where to use them, also to explain the rules of proper writing and making your own shop sign.
You have until the end of August possibility to see what Estonian culture is like, how it looks like, what is interesting about it, etc. A main point is a chance to understand the different culture and where they came from.
We believe this exhibition can help promote eastern European culture and art, especially because there are no barriers between us anymore and we can experience each other without difficulties.