Two new exhibitions at TYPA

Liis Ring: The tangible present

Exhibition is being shown until 3 March 2024 in the Balcony Gallery, open Wed-Sun 12.00 – 18.00. Entry is free.

The tangible present is an exhibition about a healing process and a restoration through the practice of being present. It is both an atonement, a gapfiller and a bridge between the past and the present, utopia and reality.

When Liis Ring, artist in residence at TYPA, found herself walking the streets of her previous hometown again after a long time abroad, she expected a warm welcoming sensation of nostalgia. Instead, she was submerged by countless memories that did not correspond to her present-day self. The huge gap between the present moment and the past and filling it with new meaning became the driving force behind this exhibition.

Walks, observations, writings; capturing moments through the camera eye, gathering organic material and then processing all those experiences into something tangible through using different analogue mediums helped the artist to re-establish a relationship to Tartu, making it hers again.

Liis Ring defines herself as a musician, (sound) artist, photographer, observer and wanderer who divides her life between the west coast of Sweden and southeast corner of Estonia. Her works are often site-specific, questioning notions of time, place, language, belonging and home. Her works, no matter the medium, often rely on different analogue techniques, with an emphasis on the relations between material and motif, the present and the past. ‌


Christoph Mügge: PDF Export Straight from the Printing Press

TYPA gallery, until 4 February 2024

Christoph Mügge has been a grant holder of the TYPA Residency for Nordic and Baltic Artists for a three months period during which he delved into diverse artistic techniques to scrutinize the fragility and significance of life, unravelling the evolution of communication across epochs, the deceptive recollection of places, and the dissemination of misinformation about historical figures. His artistic expression merges the contemporary digital age with vintage technologies spanning different eras. Mügge’s creations resonate with timeless expressions and incorporate traditional printmaking techniques, resulting in a fusion of past and present.

Christoph Mügge is a German-born artist who graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2013 and is now based in Malmö, Sweden. He mainly realizes large-scale site-specific projects based on a combination of found material and his own distinct style in a variety of techniques. His exhibitions explore themes such as how conflict affects our everyday lives, the physical and digital traces we leave behind when we die, the challenge of storytelling and the distortion of historical facts.

Kastani 48f,
Tartu, Estonia