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YGRG 151: Folding City event reading Hao Jingfang + featured performances at Tallinn’s Konstanet, Dec 2

28 November 2017

The Young Girl Reading Group 151: Folding City event at Tallinn’s Konstanet takes place on December 2.

Run by Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, YGRG is a platform that brings together “a rhizomatic network of voices, suggestions and references” to explore shared “curiosity and synchronicity.” Event 151 Folding City will focus on the reading of Hao Jingfang’s Folding Beijing.

The evening will also host performances by Maria Metsalu, Pire Sova, Keiu Krikmann, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, feature costumes by  YGRG and Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen, sound by Brooklyn Bridge and end with a DJ set by Norman Orro.

Read our interview with online + IRL space Konstanet here.

Visit the FB event page for details.**

Maria Metsalu, ‘Mademoiselle X’ Performance view, with carpet by Merike Estna, 2017. Produced by Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Photo: Alan Proosa.
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Michele Gabriele, They are standing there… (2015) exhibition photos

2 June 2016

A solo exhibition by Milan-based artist Michele GabrieleThey are standing there, under the weather, totally waterproof or completely wet was launched on December 12, 2015 as part of Tallinn-based project space Konstanet‘s DOings & kNOTs project that ran from November 25 to January 10. Gabriele worked on-site during the open hours of the Tallinn Kunstihoone and gave an artist talk on the evening of the opening.

Konstanet is primarily an online gallery, and the installations are generally only set up to be photographed an then taken down the following day. The shows have no end date and can be accessed through the online space at

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Michele Gabriele, They are standing there, under the weather, totally waterproof or completely wet (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Konstanet, Tallinn

The installation was comprised of sculptural and object assemblage, and existed both online and in the small physical space of the gallery (6m2 of floor space and 1m in height). The sculpture ‘Axonometric-Uncanny-Dimetric’ (2015) stands alone beside a fragment of a metal fence. Standing precariously, other objects including a found crate lean up against it. Among some of the urban findings is a basin of yellow liquid, title ‘Sexual Healing’ (2015). Alone but together, the works act as bodies; metaphors of themselves that are frozen and strong, yet they wait for time to crumble them.

The exhibition is accompanied by a text from curator Keiu Krikmann who expands on the materiality of the work, framing within a space of visceral tactility:

“Somewhere during their travels they become flat, lose their physical properties and start to travel faster. But having lost their body, it is unclear what can be expected of them, what kind of a sensory experience they would provide. Oozing, dripping, seeping, exuding frame, carcass, chassis, cast, mold.

But there is something that never translates to images –the smell. What oozes, drips, seeps, exudes from the frame, carcass, chassis, cast, mold smells very delicate, it is a sweet fine-tuned smell, intricate like each of the group.”**

Exhibition photos, top right.

Michele Gabriele’s They are standing there, under the weather, totally waterproof or completely wet was on at Tallinn’s Kunstihoone, running December 9 until 12, 2015,as part of Konstanet’s  DOings & kNOTs project.

Header image: Michele Gabriele, They are standing there, under the weather, totally waterproof or completely wet (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Konstanet, Tallinn.

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