Exhibition "Ascending from the Liquid Horizon" in Nantes, France

The exhibition is a collaborative project between le lieu unique in Nantes and Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn organised in honor of the centennial of the Republic of Estonia.



Ascending from the Liquid Horizon focuses on the possibilities and potentials once proposed by speculative narratives about the future, and reflects on the realm that is currently emerging from the intersection of science, corporate interests, and ecology. Vast developments in technology, advancing hand in hand with rapid climate change, predict a situation far more complex than the current one, defined by an environment where technology levels nature and notions of the biological, natural and terrestrial need to be revised.


Taking place in the hometown of Jules Verne, the exhibition looks closely at the once speculative narratives which have, by now, dissolved into tangible or daily practices. Adapted and appropriated by technocratic global enterprises, many of those visions have seen a rebirth in the rapidly developing labour and market conditions. The exhibited works address this transformative moment from a somewhat ambivalent angle, enabling us to map the core of this rising new realm.


The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated book of the same name co-published with Cura.Books, including essays by Patrick Gyger, Bas Hendrikx, Kati Ilves, and Jaak Tomberg, as well as a short story by Nat Muller, designed by Ott Metusala.


The exhibition will be open from 21.10.2018 until 06.01.2019.


The exhibition curator is Kati Ilves.


Vello Vinn (1939, Estonia). Rockets. 197.Etchin. Art Museum of Estonia



Eesti Kunstimuuseum

1919. aastal asutatud Eesti Kunstimuuseum on tänaseks kasvanud viit erineva näituseprogrammiga muuseumi ühendavaks institutsiooniks, mille alla kuuluvad Kadriorus asuvad Kumu kunstimuuseum, Kadrioru kunstimuuseum ja Mikkeli muuseum ning vanalinnas asuvad Niguliste muuseum ja Adamson-Ericu muuseum.