Culture Protective Vest, 2018
The artist´s comment on the artwork
“This photowork consists of two photos. Many people are afraid, afraid of losing their culture or identity. This fear manifests itself in a shift to the right, that runs all over the world. Instead of finding similarities between cultures, differences are sought. The “Culture Protective Vest” is addressing this fear. The vest is made of the typical culture of the country and protects the wearer from foreign influences. With the help of the vest, the wearer can move safely in other cultures than his own, without running the risk of infecting himself with foreign culture.”
The artwork is participating in MyEstonia? competition
'My Estonia?' calls for reflections on Estonia through the eyes of foreigners. For some participants, Estonia might be a chapter of their lives, for others it may evoke more arbitrary associations or Malevich “Black Square” type of interpretations - all in all, the competition looks for a wide array of playful approaches.
A selection of works from the competition participated in ArtVilnius ´18 on 7-9 June 2018.
Online voting to identify the winner of the Public Choice Award took place at NOAR.eu art platform from 28 June until 12 July. See all participating artworks and the results of the competition HERE!
NB! As the purpose of the competition is not commercial, the participating artworks are not sold through NOAR. Nevertheless, prices are indicated as in case you would purchase any of the artworks, we are happy to put you in touch with the artist to agree on terms of purchase, delivery, etc.