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Upcoming Virtual Artist Talk by Britta Benno

Estonian printmaker Britta Benno visited Canada in 2021 and spent a month in Hamilton working at the Cotton Factory on several art pieces for her art exhibition that was held in Tartu in January of this year. EKKT (The Society of Estonian Artists in Toronto) and VEMU (Estonian Museum Canada) are co-hosting a virtual talk and pictorial presentation by Britta Benno of her art exhibition at Tartu Art House. The talk will be on Sunday May 15th, 1 pm through ZOOM.

Britta Benno’s solo exhibition “Of Becoming a Land(Scape)” was open in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House in January-February 2022. Her explanation is as follows:
“Tectonic layers are alive, moving and breathing, forming mountains and flooding continents. The layers arise from above while shaking and cracking holes and fissures to the earth’s crust. In order to imagine the future, one has to look at the past to form a better understanding about the present.”

“Through imagining the Earth’s layers, I am also working with layered approaches to art. In a way, working in layers can be also called a method of piling up. Materials, traces and images cover each other just like the layers of Earth form a huge globe. Poetically flowing mountains can be discovered in the heap of blankets on my bed, on a topographic map or in an atlas of imaginary beings.”

Britta Benno (b 1984) is an artist working with drawing and printmaking. She has studied printmaking at the Estonian Academy of Arts where she is currently also finalising her doctoral project “Thinking in Layers, Imagining in Layers: Posthumanist Landscapes in the Extended Field of Drawing and Printmaking.” She is an instructor in the printmaking workshop at the Academy, has taught various courses in the school, and has participated in artistic residencies in Canada, Austria and Iceland. 

No registration is required to attend the virtual talk. VEMU has provided the following link to join in on the artist talk:
Topic: Britta Benno
Time: May 15, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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