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  • Tartu 2024
  • Main Programme
  • Exhibition/museum
  • Tartu 2024
  • Main Programme
  • Exhibition/museum

Exhibition “Missing”

Tartu Kunstimaja

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Fri 23. Aug 2024 | 12:00 - Sun 06. Oct 2024 | 18:00


The exhibition “Missing” is part of the Tartu 2024 program and focuses on the cultural meaning of endangerment to bring to public attention aspects of extinction through artistic means.

With this exhibition, we aim to blur the boundaries between art and science to offer an individual grasp of environmental decline, and interrogate the process and monitoring of species endangerment and extinction. The exhibition is designed to constitute a makeshift natural history museum of lost species to address the human relationship to endangered and extinct nonhumans.
Exhibition is also connected to the research project “Meanings of endangered species in culture: ecology, semiotic modelling and reception” at the University of Tartu, which emphasizes the contribution of arts not only to mediate this important issue but also to produce, combined with scholarly investigation, critically informed works. The curatorship of the exhibitions is rooted in this research-creation approach that brings together academic and artistic practices.

Exhibition is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

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MTÜ Tartu Kunstnike Liit
Vanemuise 26, Tartu
Elika Kiilo-kulpsoo