The Art of Collecting

6th Tallinn applied art Triennial “THE ART OF COLLECTING”

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Lai 17, Tallinn)

Collecting is a human activity that does not cease to fascinate. Anything can be an object for collecting, from worn-out everyday utensils to the most desirable works of art. We collect things as a pastime, as a mission in life, or just because we can’t help it. Any kind of collection establishes links between the collected items and constructs borders between what’s in the collection and what isn’t. Thus collecting shines a search light – directly or indirectly – on the relationship between objects. Needless to say, it also turns our attention towards the relationship between mankind and its objects.

Curator: Love Jönsson (Sweden)

Exhibition design: 3+1 Arhitektid (Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur)
Graphic design: Tuuli Aule, Jaan Evart

The exhibition is open 24.11.2012–03.02.2013