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Jaanus Samma

Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (H6)

A  new installation Museum Display by Jaanus Samma (b.1982, Tallinn), examining how museum displays transform everyday objects and detached pieces in canonical documents.

The many possible layers of meaning are fixed in an official arrangement, presenting an amorphous phenomenon as a defined and authentic event. Samma’s installation explores some of the subjects that are often framed by norms, customs, ideals and the inevitability of their cultural context. What is the role of chance, censorship, politics and trends in the formation of the hierarchy of history?