Consequences and Proposals
Rüütelkonna building, Kiriku plats 1
Participating artists : Akvile Anglickaite (Vilnius), Coolturistes (Vilnius), Nanna Debois-Buhl (Copenhagen/New York), Evelina Deicmane (Riga/Berlin) and Theo Mercier (Paris/Berlin), Gintaras Didziapetris (Vilnius), Nathalie Djurberg (Berlin), Merike Estna (Tallinn/London), Elin Hansdottir (Reykjavķk/Berlin), Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Helsinki), Emma Kihl (Stockholm), Karl Larsson (Stockholm), Juozas Laivys (Vilnius), Johanna Lecklin (Helsinki), Rudolfas Levulis (Vilnius), Barthol Lo Mejor (Tartu), Andreas Mangione and Hanna Dagerskog (Stockholm), Marge Monko (Tallinn), John Phillip Mäkinen (Helsinki), Tanja Muravskaja (Tallinn), Kristina Norman (Tallinn), Stas Polnarev (Moscow), Karol Radziszewski (Warsaw), Alexander Raevski (Chisinau), R.E.P. -- Ksenia Gnilitskaya, Nikita Kadan, Janna Kadyrova, Lesia Khomenko, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Lada Nakonechnaya (Kyev), Hans Rosenström (Helsinki), Pilvi Takala (Amsterdam/Helsinki), Sigrid Viir (Tallinn), Julia Wolff (Berlin).
Consequences and Proposals, the Biennale of Young Artists, Tallinn 2007, deals with the results of decisions made in the past and envisages possible future directions. The artists are involved as an active creative force whose role is to analyse and imagine, while standing between the fragments of dispersed histories–personal and collective, past and future.
Consequences and Proposals consists of two separate shows in one space. The first, curated by Anneli Porri, investigates silent moments in the recent history of the Baltic Sea region, addressing, often hushed up, relatively underground and invisible processes in a transforming society. This part of the exhibition questions the current state of society in the light of subjective memory. The second part of the show, curated by Rael Artel, proposes different approaches to imagining the immediate future, while hesitating between optimistic and pessimistic scenarios. Originating from the idea that all art making is political, a variety of perspectives are envisioned through a more or less political prism.