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Fashion art exhibition Re_form_action

Re_form_action is an insight by a group of young artists and fashion designers into the fashion system undergoing rapid changes – a zeitgeist full of critical reflections, the final acts of old narratives and the arrival of new values. The starting point of this exhibition is the garment as a piece of clothing that conveys a feeling or a condition; that is, recording emotions, carrying and commuting narratives. Fashion as an item of clothing, a storyteller and a work of art.
Like all arts, fashion is in constant dialogue with the processes taking place in society, amplifying the emotions, events, cultural signs and the spirit of the times swirling around in there. Ecologic responsibility is self-evident in today’s fashion and art scene, and it is well integrated into the activities of the reformactionists. The contemporary social and cultural sensibility of young fashion designers has changed the basic values underpinning their work. Through re’s, forms, and actions, the works displayed here capture their creators’ current dreams, central flashbacks and creative visions of the future. Depending on the artist, this sensibility may be light or dark, hopeful or dystopian.
In the past ten years, fashion in Estonia and Finland has undergone significant shifts: the return of handicrafts and the focus on sustainability, gender neutrality, body positivity, emotionality, and inclusion. Fashion has expanded from clothes to space and it can manifest itself as an action, an installation, or a sudden idea still searching for its final form. Re_form_action is testing the boundaries of fashion outside its classical garment form and seasonal trends to give the floor to personal experiences.
𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬: Karl Joonas Alamaa, Liisa Kanemägi, Annika Kiidron, Elina Laitinen (FI), Hanna Lampinen (FI), Kris Lemsalu, Urmas Lüüs, Mari Masso, Cärol Ott, Kärolin Raadik, Karl-Christoph Rebane, Jaanus Samma, Lisette Sivard, Kirke Talu, Marta Vaarik, Juha Vehmaanperä (FI), Ron Verlin, Tauri Västrik.
𝐕𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐞: Telliskivi Creative City, Roheline saal
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧: 10 May – 18 August 2024
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬: Marion Laev, Bianka Soe
𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐫 & 𝐕𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫: Herkko Labi
𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫: Anneli Arusaar
𝐕𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭: Siim Loog
𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫: Hendrik Kaljujärv
𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫: Martin Veisman
Discount ticket 3€
Full ticket 5€
The exhibition is organised by Telliskivi Creative City and it is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
In addition to the exhibition “Re_form_action”, several other exhibitions and installations are open as part of the art festival “I Don’t Get It”:
– MANIA GRANDIOSA. From Tallinn to Paris, by Karl Joonas Alamaa and Lisette Sivard. Located next to the Green Hall, open Wed–Fri from 12 PM to 7 PM, Sat–Sun from 12 PM to 5 PM. Joint ticket with the “Re_form_action” exhibition.
– Installation Binding Threads, by Sorcerer. Located in the Container Gallery’s outdoor area (next to the playground), open 24/7, free of charge.
– Installation Tent, by Andreas Kübar, in the Dome Gallery’s outdoor area, open 24/7, free of charge.
All exhibitions will remain open until August 18, 2024.

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