Detail of Patricia Piccinini's 'Sanctuary' (2018). Photo: Mari Volens. Graphic desing: Henri Kutsar

Patricia Piccinini’s solo exhibition ‘The Instruments of Lifereopens for one more week from May 3rd to 9th. During that week, Kai Art Center is open for visitors every day, from Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. On Saturday, May 8th between 1pm and 3pm the exhibition’s curator Anna Mustonen will be introducing the exhibition and answering the audience’s questions.


Patricia Piccinini creates sculptures of hypothetical life forms, born out of the possibility of genetic cross-breeding. Each of the sculptures takes approximately one year to complete, and in order to achieve a hyperrealistic look, the artist uses silicone and human hair in the process. Visually uncanny, the surreal pieces raise numerous questions about the ethics of future developments in biotechnology and genetics as well as humans’ responsibility in conducting scientific research.


Read an extensive interview with the artist at the Baltic art journal Arterritory.


From May 3rd to 9th, Kai Art Center will be open every day from 12pm to 7pm. Ticket prices are 8€/5€, and on Wednesday admission is at the discounted price of 5€ for everyone. Kai Art Center’s Annual Pass with the price of 25€ can be bought here.


We kindly ask all visitors to follow the 2+2 meter rule and wear a mask. To ensure social distancing, the maximum number of people allowed in the exhibition at the same time is 25.