We invite artists and art enthusiasts to participate in the exhibition “Family” which will take place from June 6-12, 2011 within the framework of an LGBT solidarity and culture week in MÄRZ project space in Tallinn, [European Capital of Culture in 2011]. The exhibition is organized by NGO Estonian Gay Youth. Its aim is to introduce issues related to sexual minorities through artistic self-expression. The curators of the exhibition are Anna-Stina Treumund and Jaanus Samma.
The economic crisis of recent years has underlined the importance of family in a society. Family as a social unit has functioned as a buffer and has helped to live with inequality and go through the hard times. The more emotional basis of family contradicted the pragmatic approach of economy which resulted in discovering completely different ways of looking at the driving forces of a society. Suddenly, social solidarity became an issue and a question arose – what is such solidarity and who does it include?
Families of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) people are different from traditional families, hence the members of these families may be misunderstood, they may experience negative attitudes and also discrimination. However, the meaning of family has also changed within the straight community and thus needs more thorough analysis and reflection.
We invite both professional artists and art enthusiasts to address the issue of family. We welcome individual works or series, installations, photos, paintings, etc. Please send [in] your work [i.e. send] a short explanation to email: email@example.com by May 1st, 2011. A jury, which includes several renowned Estonian artists and art critics, will select the best works for the exhibition. [Works need to be in Tallinn] by 1st of June. The opening of “Family” is on June 6, 2011].
The three first places will receive a cash prize!
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Artist And Curator Anna-Stina Treumund
Estonian Anna-Stina Treumund is a young lesbian artist and curator. She is living and working in Tallinn. She is a MFA student at the Estonian Art Academy. In 2010 Anna-Stina presented her first solo photography exhibition titled ‘You, me and everyone else we don’t know’ at Tallinn Art Hall. May 7 – June 26 2011 she’ll be taking part in a group exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse Square 6, Tallinn, about Eastern-European queerness titled “Untold Stories” (curators: Anders Härm, Airi Triisberg, Rebeka Põldsam).