An interdisciplinary exchange of art and ideas from one cutting edge of Western culture to the other - from the Southern California/Los Angeles basin to Estonia and the Baltics.
“The work emphasizes a prescient, mutual place in time and mind, a desire to push boundaries at every edge. Art in all its forms - whether ideas, words or marks, spoken or sun, discarded or disparate elements assembled together into one, molded or forged, projected, built in place or heard, all while listening and speaking to each other. An exhibition of different art works from the very opposite ends of the western world create a coherent voice and experience in time and space, full of contrast, tension, and unanimity.”
Juri Koll, Curator
Renowned artists from Southern California and Estonia have been specially selected for the exhibition to begin at ViCA’s galleries in Los Angeles, then travel to Estonia. Cultural figures will participate in talks, tours and workshops - a cultural exchange to promote progress, freedom of speech, activism, and peace - finding common ground, new ways of seeing and expressing their innermost views to the world at large.
Exchanges will happen via painting to sculpture, performance and film, to the written word. A catalog will be published following the exhibition.
This is especially prescient, as Estonia, along with other Baltic states, celebrates it’s 100th anniversary of independence, from their emergence as free, democratic countries in 1918-19.
Artists included in this show are Toomas Kuusing, Anonymous Boh, Taje Tross, Pusa, Tönis Laanemaa, Leonhard Lapin, Terttu Uibopuu, Raul Meel, Peeter Allik, Hillar Tatar, George Koll and Serge Koll. This work will be combined with work from the U.S. and abroad from artists including Bradford J. Salamon, Sonja Schenk, Doug Edge, Gloriane Harris, John Hancock, Sulamit Elizondo, Robbie Conal, Lilli Muller, Mb Boissonnault, Juri Koll, Cosimo Cavallaro, Lil’ Mikey Coleman, Lilli Muller, Robert Nelson, William Turtle and others to be announced.
The exhibition is on view until June 29 at ViCA with an Art Talk entitled “Playing On The Edge” on June 23.. Details and photographs can be found here. After closing in Los Angeles on June 29, ’Edge to Edge’ will take place in July at the Tartu Art House within the framework of the Tartu Graphic Festival (July 22 - August 18) and at the Pärnu IN Graphics Festival in Pärnu City Gallery opening on August 10, and simultaneously at the Fahle Gallery in Tallinn from July 27 through August 30.
The Consulate General of Estonia in New York has supported ‘Edge to Edge’ since its inception in 2017, along with the Honorary Consul General of Estonia in Los Angeles, and the Estonian American Business Alliance and the Estonian Ministry of Culture.