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Flo Kasearu & Elīna Vītola at Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum, United Kingdom

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Exhibition:

‘Host & Parasites’ by Flo Kasearu & Elīna Vītola at both Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum, London

Launch Event: Saturday 7 October
11am - 12.30pm ‘Parasites’ by Flo Kasearu and Elīna Vītola at Dorich House Museum 
12.30 - 2pm ‘Host’ by Flo Kasearu at Stanley Picker Gallery 
 A free shuttle bus will operate between the two venues

For Flo Kasearu’s first UK solo show ‘Host’, visitors will not be able to visit her major piece the Flo Kasearu Majamuuseum / Flo Kasearu House Museum as this is in Tallinn, so instead she has produced soap replicas of her 113-year-old family house. This will not only provide a lifetime’s soap supply for Flo’s home sauna but help divert her fear of running out of soap to other worrisome dangers, such as her wooden house catching fire, the gap in her garden fence, and public space being ‘parasited’ by order.

At the same time in ‘Parasites’, Flo Kasearu and Elīna Vītola are hosted in Dorich House Museum, the 1930s former studio-home of artist Dora Gordine (1895-1991) in Kingston upon Thames. The artist’s interventions in the museum include unassumingly tiny objects which encapsulate immense power and potential. The miniature monuments are bronze casts of ticks, thorns, deer poo, and seeds among others, which parasite on Gordine’s sculptures, connecting the museum and the neighbouring Richmond Park.

‘Host & Parasites’ exhibition dates: October 7 - December 22, 2023

Images:
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Flo Kasearu
Disorder Patrol, 2021
Performance at ‘Flo’s Retrospective’ exhibition, Kunsthalle der Stadt Recklinghausen, 2022 
photo by Anu Vahtra

Flo Kasearu & Elīna Vītola
Thaw and bronze ticks, 2023 
Ceramic sculptures, bronze, framed

Supported by Kingston University, Arts Council England, the Estonian Ministry for Culture, the Estonian Embassy in London, the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, and the State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvia.