A Better Tomorrow
Won in December the best exhibition award!
The exhibition Better Tomorrow was held in A-Gallery in December 2018
Every Year the A-Gallery choses a best installation of an exhibition
that is held in the gallery
to give a prize and honor, this year. This year Marita Lumi had a chance to pick the honor"
A Better Tomorrow
This exhibition is a utopian meditation on the preservation of something delicate and fragile: how to remove ourselves from a dangerous situation in this day and age, if that is even possible anymore. Is a spaceship the solution – one with enough room for the animals as well, since nature alone is incapable of slowing climate change under the current circumstances and soon there will be no place for us on the Earth? The summary of this year’s World Conference on Climate Change states that in less than 100 years more than 60% of species diversity has been eradicated due to the rapid development of industry, and that a new mass extinction is likely to arrive within 50-500 years if politicians fail to take immediate steps. The idea was to form a sort of Babel of animals and species in which some had stomachs full of plastic and others the oxygen bubbles of space in their heads, and where all of the creatures were pressed together onto one spaceship.
The exhibition is made from a variety of materials using different techniques – from the classic approach of the goldsmith to the latest biodegradable 3D printing technology – and then galvanised (including embossed characters and iridescent gemstone drops).
Marita Lumi graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2015 with a Master’s degree in jewellery art. She has gone on to further studies in Strasbourg in France and at the Institute of Geology of Tallinn University of Technology. She has also spent time residing in Porto in Portugal. She has contributed to many exhibitions, was a nominee for the Young Gem award in 2016 and 2017 and the winner of the award in 2018, was a nominee for the Estonian Gold and Watch Association’s Jewellery of the Year award in 2017 and was the winner of the A-Gallery jewellery competition in the same year.
The exhibition was accomplished with the help of Rait Siska, Paul Villemi, Danero Toomsalu, Alo Allar Altmets. You are welcome to attend the opening at 18:00 on Friday on the 30 November.
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