Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen
With "Flo's Retrospective", Kunsthalle Recklinghausen is presenting the first solo exhibition of the Estonian artist Flo Kasearu (*1985) in Germany as part of the Ruhrfestspiele 2022. Flo Kasearu is able to condense socially urgent and politically relevant topics in a remarkable way in her installative and interactive works.
Kasearu will be staging her own retrospective for the Kunsthalle, which will be devoted to global thematic complexes such as economic crises and nationalism, and will also reveal the absurd sides of the art system and patriarchal-hierarchical structures associated with them. In her artistic practice, Kasearu dissects, explores, negotiates and celebrates the relationship between seriousness and humor, severity and wit. She often finds her material in the ordinary, in what happens in families and behind closed doors and is not supposed to be seen; and through her artistic practice she brings back those issues to the streets and to the people who affect them. Kasearu's house in Tallinn is perhaps her most comprehensive work of art, reflecting Estonia's post-Soviet heritage and capitalist reality. Kasearu will stage aspects, objects and themes of her "House Museum" in the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen. Her latest project will have an extended appearance in and around the Kunsthalle and the Ruhrfestspielhaus: the "Disorder Patrol". A supervisory column, acting in absurd uniforms and equipped with gymnastic bands, will ensure that visitors behave in a completely disorderly manner both inside and outside of the museum.
Flo Kasearu is one of the outstanding artists of her generation, who has already received numerous awards. Born in 1985 in Pärnu, Estonia, she studied at the art academies in Tallinn and Berlin. Her exhibitions have taken her to well-known museums and festivals in Estonia, America, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Lithuania and Austria, where she took part in the "Steirischer Herbst 2021" in Graz with her "Disorder Patrol".
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