The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)



"Journey into Tranquility" 🌟
Explore the world of installation β€œNINNA NANNA”, featured in the
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exhibition at The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)
from June 17th to August 6th, 2023.

Curator Helena Tulve envisions this exhibition as a sanctuary – a tranquil space for exploration and contemplation. It's a journey that deepens our connection with nature and self. As Tulve so eloquently states, "In the fragility of situations, in the depth of ignorance, in the incessant change, we have an inner longing for a return to the place from which we have come and to which we will one day return."

Origami-based installation NINNA NANNA invites you to a sensory experience of quiet reflection.

The kinetic installation comprises a collection of six suspended semi-circular folded objects, each ranging 80 centimeters in size. These ethereal pieces hang delicately from strings attached to bamboo poles, creating an almost weightless appearance. Paired together, they find connection through 3-meter bamboo poles, forming an elegant symmetry anchored to a central bamboo beam spanning around 6 meters. This meticulously orchestrated arrangement brings forth a dance of equilibrium and beauty.

Upon stepping into the space, viewers are beckoned to weave among the suspended sculptures. A gentle nudge can set the objects swaying, intertwining the tactile with the visual. The intricate interplay between weight and tension conjures a captivating duality, reflecting the complex balance inherent in life itself.

Within the realm of these artworks, the concepts of cradle, nest, seed, and birth are intertwined. They embody the genesis of existence and the tender embrace of love's enigmatic protection. These sculptures emerge as profound symbols of creation's voyage, from fragility to the accumulated strength requisite for embracing independent existence, and also a metaphorical salute to the cradles within which first civilizations took their first steps. It is dedicated to the beginnings of life.

The title of the artwork, "NINNA NANNA," sounds like a lullaby, and it's the rhythm of words and the interplay that could gently sway the delicate objects balanced on the brink of equilibrium in the air, while also engaging the viewer.

Allow the serene essence of "NINNA NANNA" to guide you to a realm of introspection and wonder.
Your journey awaits. 🌿🎨🌌

Photos: P. Kuimet, H. Melesk