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5. Apr - 23. Sep

Exhibition „Unkown“


Tartu Ülikooli loodusmuuseum

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The exhibition „Unkown“ is part of the Tartu 2024 programme and focuses on the cultural meaning of endangerment to bring to public attention aspects of extinction through artistic means.

The exhibition „Unkown“ integrates contemporary artworks from the Natural History Museum’s permanent collection to address the human relationship to endangered and extinct nonhumans. It echoes the exhibition „Missing“ that will take place at Tartu Art House (23/08–6/10/2024), a near neighbour of the Natural History Museum of the University of Tartu. With these two exhibitions, we aim to blur the boundaries between art and science to offer an individual grasp of environmental decline and interrogate the process and monitoring of species endangerment and extinction.

These exhibitions are also connected to the research project „Meanings of endangered species in culture: ecology, semiotic modelling and reception (PRG1504)“ at Tartu Ülikool, which emphasizes the contribution of arts not only to mediate this important issue but also to produce, combined with scholarly investigation, critically informed works. The curatorship of the exhibitions is rooted in this research-creation approach that brings together academic and artistic practices.


Tartu Ülikool


Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu

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