KRISTINA ÕLLEK, KERT VIIART “You Know You’ve Become Part of the View”







The exhibition “You Know You’ve Become Part of the View ” is a continuation to Õllek’s previous exhibition project “When You Have the Object Itself in Front of Your Eyes” and their collaborative project “Exhibit_onscroll” on Instagram, which both engaged with the questions of image representation and dematerialisation within observing the format of an exhibition, and its influence on the viewer and contemporary art position in the digital age. The new exhibition at Hobusepea gallery will carry on with previous subjects and complement these through the contemporary context of archeology and museology by researching the relationship between the exhibited objects and their display elements as well the representative 3D virtual reality.

Kristina Õllek works in the field of photography, video and installation, and questions the
relations between space, object and image, considering the context of the original and the copy. Her work examines contemporary visual culture, how representation can be mediated and how it influences our perception. She is particularly interested in the format of exhibition making and in the phenomenon of art docu-mentation, regarding how its position has changed in the digital age.
Kristina Õllek received a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Estonian Academy of Arts
(Fine Arts, Photography), as well as completed her studies at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2016) and Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee (2012). She has twice been awarded the Young Artist Prize by the Estonian Academy of Arts (in 2013 and 2016). Since 2013 she is the co-founder and member of the artist-run space Rundum.

Kert Viiart is a graphic designer and visual artist. In his practice he deals with the influence of technological development on visual language by researching the relations of virtual representations to everyday objects and environments. He also co-runs, with Carl-Robert Kagge, a graphic design studio Le60. He has worked in the Estonian Academy of Arts as the master of silk screen printing studio and as a guest lector at the Department of Graphic Design.

The exhibition is part of the Young Artist Prize, which was awarded to Kristina Õllek in 2016 for her MA graduation work, and it belongs to the Tallinn Photomonth’17 contemporary art biennial gallery programm.