Jaanus Samma at Venice Biennale and Liste art fair
Jaanus Samma will present his project "Not Suitable For Work. A Chairman’s Tale” at the Estonian Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, which will open to the public on the 9th of May. Curated by Italian curator Eugenio Viola, Samma’s project is a fragmented fictive opera, which follows a Soviet Estonian collective farm chairman, on trial for acts of homosexuality in the 1960s. The exhibition will bring together archive materials from the Soviet Estonia and the elegant aesthetics of opera. Read a recent interview with the artist published by Art in America magazine here. Temnikova & Kasela will also represent Samma’s work at the upcoming Liste Art Fair in Basel, which will take place from the 16th until the 21st of June 2015. The artist will present recent works, previously shown at his solo exhibition “The Hair Sucks Sweater Shop” at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery (2014).