BAGAGE CABINE is about opening up to the other, sharing a view on the world, bringing different cultures together, and discovering. It is also related to establishing links, allowing the artists to circulate their work outside their own land, approaching questions about movement and changeability – the movement of people, works of art and cultures.
The starting point of the show is personal contact between people and with places. The idea is to enliven cultural exchange, discover new creation that is linked with the locations:
France and Estonia. The original idea was also to connect artists in the format of a sustainable international exhibition in which artists and curator come to install and open the show with their works in their hand luggage. However, the situation has changed: flights between France and Estonia have been cancelled, and the works will arrive at Kogo Gallery by courier. The situation recalls the Estonian song "Kosmos-Maa!" (Space-Earth) – communication that takes place through electromagnetic waves without meeting each other. That song was written in 1966. It is a cover of a Western song, like many of our popular songs of that time; the Baltic states were then part of the Soviet Union, behind the so-called Iron Curtain. Nevertheless, some cultural exchange still took place, feeding our curiosity, enriching our culture and keeping alive the thirst for freedom.
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