PERSONAL EXHIBITION OF ELO LIIV AT THE MUSEUM OF NEW ART IN PÄRNU 21/10 -27/11/2022
We live in a world where every product comes with multilingual user and maintenance manuals, but in order to live with your loved ones or neighbors, everyone has to reinvent the wheel and find the way to a happy relationship through sometimes too painful challenges. The world is a dangerous place where violent people always find justifications and reasons and where victims acquire a heavenly gift to transform everything into goodness. The metamorphosis of victims who exit abusive relationships, survive socially accepted and unaccepted expectations and norms in the society. They find themselves keeping relationships with close ones and the environment based on love and care, this is a heroic achievement that deserves a medal.
A similar act of heroism is performed collectively by hundreds of different nations groaning under genocide on a daily basis, as well as the natural environment under the grip of human society. Every humans attempt to save the world will end in failure until we do not recognize the #abuser in ourselves, in our relationships, collectives. Until the manipulative #abuse has turned into mutually beneficial and supportive #use, we will only lift the water around the person in need by throwing lifebuoys made of granite.
Elo Liiv is sculptor and a installation artist, who is committed to human rights, a sustainability and traditional cultures. Her work is characterized by versatility, installation and experimentation. The exhibition exhibits both newer and remixed older works of the artist. While talking about serious subjects, the author manages to bring forward the absurdity of heart-wrenching situations, instead of drowning into despair, invites us to find a key to the exit and showing respect to life in all its forms.
The exhibition opens on October 20th at 16:00 and will remain open until November 27th.
The artist is grateful for support and help: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Pärnu City Govrnment, MoNA, OÜ Kunst ja Pärimus, MTÜ Valgusklubi, Ava Ekspress, Morpheus Dreamworks OÜ, OÜ Kivi ja Kunst, MTÜ Toomteater, Mare Abner, Anne Türnpu, Lauri Kaldoja, Terje Lehtla, Michelle James, Reet Sink, Ülle Paltser, Karin Juhani, Teele Kiisk, Olga Dmitrijeva and Angelina Potšijenkova