A conversation between Phelim Hoey and Isabella van Marle will take place in Kai Art Center’s auditorium on Saturday, 4th September at 3pm as a part of Art Fair Foto Tallinn programme. The discussion is held in English. Participation with the fair ticket.



Foto Tallinn 2021 curator Isabella van Marle will have a discussion with artist Phelim Hoey about art as a form of remedy. Phelim Hoey is a visual artist who studied documentary photography at the School of the Arts (HKU) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Here, in his first days at art school, Hoey encountered a series of optical difficulties. These difficulties were among the early symptoms of MS, a neurological illness with which he was formally diagnosed a few months later. His practice would subsequently acquire new meaning as a possible agent of healing, offering an important creative outlet for studying his condition, as well as the potential for tracing the ever-changing relationship he experiences with his body. At Foto Tallinn, Hoey presents the project ‘La Machine’, exploring who he is, and how the disease influences his identity.



Art Fair Foto Tallinn takes place at Kai Art Center between September 2nd and September 5th, 2021, presenting the latest works by 37 Estonian and international artists. The fair is part of the main program of the 6th Tallinn Photomonth contemporary art biennial.


Tickets to the fair are available on-site or can be bought in advance here.