Thursday, 24 November 2011

Markko Maetamm: art in a changing society

Dr Katarzyna Kosmala will introduce the artist and lead a Q & A session: 

Estonian society has undergone very rapid political and economic changes
since the beginning of the 1990s. How does Estonian art reflect these

Marko Mäetamm is one of the most fascinating and internationally renowned
young Estonian artists who works with a wide range of media – including
photography, sculpture, animation, painting and text. Mäetamm portrays the
family as a little society, relaying through dark humour the petty moments of
daily life and exploring the way our society manipulates family dynamics
through the macrocosms of economy, consumerism, and “quality-of-life”
standards. Inspired by his own private life and the recurring feeling that he
could fail to preserve the balance of his existence, Mäetamm’s work explores
the grey area where ambiguous feelings of being in control and being
controlled merge.

Tuesday 22nd November, 6pm, University of Edinburgh
Lecture Room 1, Minto House, 20 Chambers St, Edinburgh


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