Light Similar to the Light 2 is a follow-up to an exhibition with the same title by Jacob Jessen and Kirke Kangro at Vaal Gallery in Tallinn in 2014. The previous exhibition looked into the potential for documenting the experiences of light, using also memory and imagination as tools.
The exhibition at ARS Project Space continues to explore the subjects of memory and identity of light. The focus is on daylight – the daily, obvious, life-giving, trustworthy, regular and all-inclusive phenomena. The exhibition offers the possibility to focus on the presence of this light, to acknowledge maybe its one-of-a-kind identity.
Kirke Kangro is an Estonian artist who works with installation and often builds the concept of the work around the perception of details, whereas using a variety of formats and a wide range of topics. She has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts (sculpture, interdisciplinary arts), been active as an artist since the middle of the 2000s and curated international exhibitions since 2007. Currently she holds the position of the Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Jacob Jessen is a Copenhagen based artist who works primarily within the fields of installation and time-based media. His project investigates the registers and phenomena that frame our existence, but which are beyond the range of our sensory perception. He has graduated from the School of Sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 2009. He has been a guest professor at The Estonian Academy of Arts and currently holds a professorship of material and spatial practices at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. He is also engaged in the curatorial collective Toves.
The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Academy of Arts and Trondheim Academy of Arts.
September 17 at 4pm – tour of the exhibition by artists Kirke Kangro and Jacob Jessen
October 6 at 6pm – physicist Heli Lukner’s lecture at the exhibition. Heli Lukner is a physicist, lecturer and populariser of science. In her research, she focuses on the formation and measurements of ultrashort light strokes. In addition, she is also the judge of the competition Rakett69 for young scientists and the author of the successful physics manual Füübits. In 2017, she received a Special Prize for the Young Scientist.