The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Thursday, October 22, 2020

Shezad Dawood, Leviathan: the Paljassaare Chapter opens at Kai Art Center
Still from The Terrarium (2020). VR, duration variable, (featuring parts of Anthropocene Island TAB17 by ecoLogic- Studio and excerpts from Shifter by Graham Fitkin) is commissioned for Kai Art Center and Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021 by UP Projects and is supported by Tallinn Culture Department and CUPIDO, a project co-funded by the European Union and Arts Council England. Courtesy of UBIK Productions.

TALLINN.- For this iteration of his expansive multimedia project Leviathan – exploring the links between climate change, migration and mental health – acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood imagines the future of a connected Baltic and Kent shoreline in a new, cutting-edge virtual reality work. This is accompanied by a series of site-responsive collaborations with Estonian scientists, ornithologists, historians, musicians, and artists that respond directly to the ecological, political and historical context of the Paljassaare peninsula situated across from Kai Art Center.

The exhibition premieres The Terrarium (2020), a virtual reality experience that takes the viewer 300 years into the future, where 90% of the planet’s surface has become covered by water. Traversing Baltic ecosystems, viewers meet organisms that have survived or evolved through genetic mutations due to a changed climate.

Above water, visitors will be immersed in the first Estonian recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux by Peep Lassmann, a soundscape evocative of the nearby Paljassaare, which has transformed into a bird-watching haven resulting from the evolving military and industrial use of the land. A major new textile work commissioned by Kai Art Center, entitled Coastal Artillery Battery, Paljassaare, (1915) alludes to Paljassaare’s shifting landscape. It was made in collaboration with Tallinn-based smart-textiles designer Kärt Ojavee and students at the Estonian Academy of Arts, who are pioneering an algae-based dyeing technique with locally sourced marine biomaterial.

A new sculpture by Dawood is in dialogue with research images by biodiversity specialist Dr Kai Künnis-Beres, alongside material contributions by Kärt Ojavee and Triin Loosaar, signalling unexpected entanglements across human and non-human ecologies.

A public programme of site-responsive walks, events, and special screenings will accompany the exhibition, with details and dates to be announced soon on the Kai website.

Today's News

September 19, 2020

The Whitney canceled their exhibition. Now those artists want reform.

Pace Gallery exhibits a monumental sculpture by Jean Dubuffet

Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild (649-2) leads Sotheby's Hong Kong Contemporary Art Autumn Sales 2020

Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum acquires important paintings

McNay Art Museum awarded $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Banksy to make an impression at Sotheby's

12-carat diamond and platinum ring slips on a new finger for $143,750 at Andrew Jones Auctions sale

Retrospective devoted to the work of Lee Krasner opens at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

'Irreplaceable' stolen books recovered in Romania

Metropolitan Museum of Art announces new appointments

West African Portrait photography exhibition opens at David Hill Gallery

France's master mimic and voice of Asterix dies aged 93

Four unique mobiles by Ib Geertsen offered in Dorotheum's Design Auction

Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump,' dies at 77

Helsinki Fest and Kiasma present first major retrospective of Mika Vainio in Kiasma

Steve Carter, playwright in a Black theater world, dies at 90

Neue Auctions is back on the virtual block with a Fine Art & Antiques auction

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco highlights the diversity of shapes and decorations of ceramics

Haus der Kunst opens 'Archives in Residence: euward Archive'

Shezad Dawood, Leviathan: the Paljassaare Chapter opens at Kai Art Center

Scaled-down San Sebastian film festival opens

Macron vows support for French heritage amid virus downturn

The Art Car Boot Fair announces another stellar line-up for its first-ever viral edition

1819 Copy of Declaration of Independence Leads Heritage's $1.1 Million-plus Americana Auction

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful