You’re welcome to join us for the launch of Your Time Is My Time on Saturday, September 2nd at 5pm at Kai Art Center. The book is presented by editors Annika Toots and Merilin Talumaa. The launch includes a discussion between artists Laura Põld and Maria Kapajeva whose visual essays and interviews are included in the book.
The discussion is held in English. The event takes place at the auditorium of Kai Art Center and is free of charge.
Your Time Is My Time (2023) analyses contemporary artistic practices among artists from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in the context of evolving global networks and art production. The book focuses on artists from the Baltic countries who have been living and working outside of the region for longer periods of time or who have been engaged in a nomadic lifestyle, constantly travelling between different cities and countries. It explores different aspects of migration, precariousness, belonging, and community-building in the practices of these artists, in order to reflect on how the working conditions shape their artworks.
Your Time Is My Time also captures a turning point in the perception of temporal, geographic, and social proximity, and the shift towards finding more sustainable artistic methods and practices in response to deepening economic and ecological distress. Has this current era of crises resulted in new ways of working? How has the meaning of home and workplace changed?
The book is available at Kai Art Center for 25€.
Your Time Is My Time is edited by Annika Toots and Merilin Talumaa.
Texts are written by Inga Lāce, Sandra Skurvida, Emma Duester and Neringa Černiauskaitė.
The book includes contributions by Žilvinas Kempinas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Viktor Timofeev, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Daiga Grantiņa, Ingel Vaikla, Pakui Hardware, Merike Estna, Agnė Juodvalkytė, Katja Novitskova, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Lina Lapelytė, Evita Vasiļjeva, Emilija Škarnulytė, Laura Põld and Maria Kapajeva.
Design by Kert Viiart. The book is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing and Roots to Routes.
The book is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Outset Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Society of Art Historians and Curators, Nordic Culture Point.