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Although the names of exhibitions seem to allude to Man and Woman, another traditional large exhibition of Pärnu’s summer, these exhibitions are not an extension of the New Art Museum project, nor are they criticisms or parodies. Rather, the exhibitions can be viewed as aspirations to start a dialogue with Pärnu’s traditions, and to examine the tradition as a very multi-layers cultural phenomenon, and its nature in the form of art that raises questions related to the body and gender.

The Pärnu Art Summer is a festival with great traditions. The first Art Summer took place in 1995, and in the long years since, most of the great figures of the Estonian art world have participated in art summers. This year’s exhibitions are proudly carrying on this tradition.

Man and Man and Woman and Woman presents the works of Estonian artists (and one Russian artist), which directly or indirectly explore the themes related to the body and gender. And this not in the narrow context of erotic art, but through aspirations to mirror the issues related to body and gender in other ways – through ordinary humour (Marko Mäetamm), through a social-political-historical prism (Leonhard Lapin), through contemporary mythology (Andrus Joonas), through an autobiographical spectrum (Rene Kari, Evelin Zolotko), through a feminist approach (Mare Tralla, Sandra Jõgeva, Lilia Li-Mi-Yan), but also in many more ways.

 

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Avatud: 29.06.2019 - 03.08.2019