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Marje Üksine

Mari Roosvalt

Illimar Paul


Exhibition by the Society of Estonian Aquarellists

October 20 - November 24, 2019


The year 2019 has become the year of watercolor in Estonia. On the exhibition of the Society of Estonian Aquarellists there are artworks by artists who work with watercolors as their main technique as well as by artists for whom it is an enthralling means of expression next to others. The scale of idiosyncratic styles is wide, the artworks give off freedom and improvisation. The exhibition researches the technique of watercolor from today’s viewpoint and in the context of present day art.

Of the artists using the new technique of aquarelle, the participants at the exhibition are Liisa Kruusmägi, Marko Mäetamm, Kerstin Rei, Mariann Hakk-Eve, Tiiu Pallo-Vaik, Anneliis Vabul, Mall Paris, Marje Üksine, Naima Neidre, Mari Roosvalt, Illimar Paul, Marju Bormeister, Kadri Bormeister, Tiina Tammetalu, Pille Laub, Tiia Elken, Külli Tael, etc.

With this exhibition the Society of Estonian Aquarellists wants to have a nice conclusion to the year 2019 which gave attention and recognition to watercolor.

Participants at the exhibition:
Illimar Paul, Marje Üksine, Tuuliki Tolli, Mariann Hakk-Eve, Tiiu Pallo-Vaik, Siiri Tall, Tiia Elken, Mari Roosvalt, Merje Rääbis, Marju Bormeister, Kadri Bormeister, Eve Viidalep, Külli Tael, Rein Mägar, Sergei Minin, Krista Laos, Mall Paris, Kerstin Rei, Eleny Kasemets, Tiina Tammetalu, Marko Mäetamm, Lea Malin, Agne Kuusing – Soome, Takinava, Liisa Kruusmägi, Epp Viires, Naima Neidre, Kärt Karjatse, Maria Kristina Ulas, Eero Jjavoinen , Anneliis Vabul, Tuuli Puhvel , Virve Albri, Eve Ermann , Tiiu Übi, Elize Hiiop, Pille Laub, Mall Mets.

Curators, organisers and designers: Mari Roosvalt, Marje Üksine, Kerstin Rei

The exhibition is supported by the Town of Pärnu, Estonian Cultural Endowment




Exhibition by Ljudmilla Swarczewskaja

October 20 - November 11, 2019


The heading of Ljudmilla Swarczewskaja's exhibition Limitless Horizon originates from her solo exhibition in Perugia (Italy), from December, 15th 2018– January,13th 2019 at the SCD Textile & Art Gallery.
The curator of that exhibition and expert in textile art Barbara Pavan wrote:

Ljudmila Swarczewskaja, Estonian artist entwines traditional wall carpet with innovative artistic figure of the Baltic handycraft school and with her totally personal style.

There are endless horizons or lines in her artworks, or you might say, her works are horizonless: the number of lines crossing with each other, create multilevels where different sources of inspiration lead the onlookers to encroach their limits of their gaze.

The artist's gaze always takes you to somewhere else unwilling to recognise the limits imposed on space, time, form, comtents, materials.

But the width of the horizon of the artist'screativity depends directly on the personal „hight of her angle“ and if you would choose the dangerous path of vertical route, you might see further.

Now, at her exhibition at the Museum of New Art L. Swarczewskaja offers 3 gobelins which are created about 20 years ago, and along with them you can see the carpets and collages created in recent years which allows to see the creations of the artist in a wider perspective. The new cycle of the collages is made of different fragments of sketches of textiles and handicraft paper worked with Chinese ink, gouache, watercolor and with golden as well as silvery glue.

Experiments with paper gave way to create extraordinary factures provoking to create abstract compositions. The new artworks are connected by monochromatic palette of colors, the emotional tension is achieved by contrast of factures and dynamics of motifs.

Whatever the technique or material or the genre, the main principal for the artist is the rules of harmony.
L.Swarczewskaja admits she owes a lot to the music by great composers of today, Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaidulina, Gia Kancheli.

And she owes a lot to the abstractionists of the postwar generation, Afro Libio Basaldella, Tancredi Parmeggiani; Edmondo Bacci, etc. And she would like to thank the following Italian professionals in arts: Maria Mancini, Maria Bissacco, Barbara Pavan etc., who gave high professional estimation to her works.

The exhibition is supported by Ida and Henri Binsztok

The Museum of New Art
Esplanaadi 10, Pärnu

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