Cloe Jancis and Maris Karjatse "Meanwhile“

25.02.2020

Cloe Jancis and Maris Karjatse will open their first co-exhibition Meanwhile at 6pm on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020. Exhibition will be open until March 16.
 
With their first collaboration project, artists Maris Karjatse and Cloe Jancis focus on objects related to human body as well as on the dynamics and tension developing between public and intimate space.
Through activating objects and materials as well as interpreting the communication of their inner and outer characteristics, the artists create artifacts with new meanings. The working process of Cloe Jancis and Maris Karjatse includes constant, if not continuous becoming something; endless transformation of form and representation; delay of the result; or even return to the beginning in order to proceed.
 
Maris Karjatse has been inspired by the principle of singularity and multiplicity while completing artworks for the current exposition. The artist's theoretical source is Gilles Deleuze's idea about losing the limitations between objects and thoughts as both are inseparable and without each other both would lose their transformative identity. The series of photographic objects “Sub Rosa” refers to process, unfinishedness, deterritorialization of an object, resistance of material and working with form. Her textual piece “Tekkst” compares text to a blanket and vice versa ‒ everything that a text / a blanket covers is most exposed and vulnerable. Both a text and a blanket are made of vibrant matter, including both suffocating danger and softening solace.
 
Cloe Jancis with her two-part work “Befitting Flesh” focuses on nude objects widely used in today's make-up and fashion industry; objects that aim at matching one's skin tone, at emphasizing the selected body parts as well as hiding the unwanted. The artist is intrigued by the phenomenon where the objects, that should blend in with the body and remain invisible, will boost as an artificial shell while conquering the body as an object. The piece “Befitting Flesh I” highlights items of clothing as a material in anticipation of filling and fulfilling ‒ a body and desiring gaze ‒ in order to realize. Video installation “Befitting Flesh II” rehearses fitting process through repetition while nullifying achieving the desired form.
 
Maris Karjatse (1976) lives and works in Tallinn. She has obtained BA degree in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts (2017) and MA degree in English philology at Tallinn University (2002). Currently studying in the MA programme of contemporary art in the faculty of fine arts at Estonian Academy of Arts. Her personal exhibition “Mother's not Home” was held in Draakon gallery in 2018. The artist has participated in several group exhibitions (“Not Really” with Umbrella Group, ARS Project Space, 2017; “Confusion” with Umbrella Group, Contemporary Art Museum Estonia, 2016 and others).
 
Cloe Jancis (1992) lives and works in Tallinn. She has obtained BA degree in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts (2018). Currently studying in the MA programme of contemporary art in the faculty of fine arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Cloe Jancis held personal exhibitions in 2019 - “Waiting For Eternity” in Draakon gallery and “Between You and This” in Haapsalu City Gallery. In 2019, her artwork “Waiting for Eternity” exhibited in Foto Tallinn art fair was selected to an international museum collection by Outset Eesti. Since 2020, Jancis is the member of Estonian Union of Photography Artists.
 
Exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.

The artists give their gratitude to: Tõnu and Marie Karjatse, Kiki, Aksel Haagensen, Liina Siib, Marco Laimre, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo and the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Madis Kaasik (Prototyping Lab at the Estonian Academy of Arts), Tarmo Rämmi (Digifoto), Pille Kraas (UBS Repro), Veiko Illiste (Deviis), Carl-Robert Kagge, Martin Buschmann, Aadu and Maara Lambot, Laura Cemin, Marge Monko, Kulla Laas, Kaupo Reisenbuk (Datel), Järsi LLC, Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
 
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