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BOOK LAUNCH: Jaanus Samma. Flow of Patterns

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Other: Photo by Indrek Sirkel

Jaanus Samma is known for queering seemingly harmless subject matters on national representation through explorations on sexuality and notions of publicness´ in his work. A re-occurring theme is the concept of folklore as a form of cultural circulation open to queer reinterpretation. By using traditional techniques, the artist navigates through various forms of communication, which at first seem innocent but at close inspection present an array of gay and queer symbolism. Flow of Patterns presents a body of work from the past twenty years - from his graduation work on swimming pools up until his recent exhibition, which scrutinized masculinity as a form of national representation.

Lugemik publishing house will participate for the tenth time in the world’s largest art book fair ‘Printed Matter's NY 2024’, where Jaanus Samma’s first monograph ‘Flow of Patterns’ will be presented for the world premiere.
Fair dates: 25-28 April, 2024
Book signing and meeting with the author will occur at the Lugemik table on Friday, 26 April, at 2 p.m.


Kumu Art Museum 
May 23, 5-7 pm
5 pm:  Guided tour of the exhibition Elisarion: Elisàr von Kupffer and Jaanus Samma led by Jaanus Samma (in English).
6 pm: The book launch in the Kumu atrium, followed by a panel discussion featuring the artist Jaanus Samma, the editor of the book Krist Gruijthuijsen, and curator of contemporary art Ann Mirjam Vaikla (in English).



DADDgalerie
May 25, 7-9 pm
Adress: Oranienstraße 161, 10969 Berlin
Jaanus Samma (Fellow Visual Arts 2024) and Krist Gruijthuijsen will present the artist’s latest publication Flow of Patterns. 

Text: Léon Kruijswijk, Jeppe Ugelvig.
Edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen
Contributions by Jeppe Ugelvig, Linda Kaljundi, Léon Kruijswijk
Co-published by Lugemik, Tallinn & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne