Few hundred pieces of jewellery and forgings are exhibited at Taevavõlv
"Taevavõlv" is the joint exhibition of students and professors of TU Viljandi Culture Academy Estonian Native Metalwork specialty, where there are exhibited over a few hundred pieces of jewellery and forgings. The incentive behind the idea of the exhibition comes from the theme of Viljandi Folk Music festival this year, which dedicates itself to one of the most beautiful and powerfully expressed sounds in the world - the voice of a woman. Jewellery, adorning and metal working are as traditional and old as musical instruments.
„Every metal artist’s work is as a star in the galaxy, moving on its reference point, whilst being part of a bigger community. By working and studying unitedly, the created metal objects come together as if a mental firmament. The vision of heaven as a solid firmament has been prevalent through ages,“ says curator and guest lecturer Marita Lumi.
The visitor of the exhibition steps into the gallery room as into a metaphor of the cosmos, the vivid universe of the artists’ individual styles and thoughts. Large moulds and small plastics have exhibited: metal mould works, forge works and many kinds of jewellery. In addition to the items produced using traditional metalwork technologies (pendants with coins, bracelets, brooches, rings, custom forge works and so on), visitors will also see experimental objects and musical instruments inspired by those. The works have been produced from metals with
inexhaustible possibilities and also from unusual material compositions.
The exhibition's opening ceremony is held with several performances on Thursday, 28th of July at 5 p.m at Laidoner square in Viljandi.
The exhibition is open for visitors:
28.07 - 31.07.2016 Laidoneri square, Viljandi
02.08 - 08.08.2016 Barclay square, Tartu
The exhibition is organized by:
curator Marita Lumi, guest lecturer of Native Metalwork specialty
Eilve Manglus, program manager of Native Metalwork curriculum
Lembe Lahtmaa, project manager of Native metalwork
Indrek Ikkonen, student of Native metalwork specialty
Tõnis Luik, alumnus of Native metalwork specialty