by koosel Categories: Art Hall, contemporary art, curating, digital culture, estonian art, exhibitions, Kunstihoone, media, media art, new media, TL;DRTags: art, art + design, art history, contemporary art, digital culture, digital identity, estonian academy of arts, estonian art, Exhibition, Kunstihoone, media art, media ecology, new media, spanish art, Tallinn, TL;DR
TL;DR is Internet-jargon for ‘too long didn’t read’.
It’s a dismissive response to a text that was too long or not interesting enough to read. The acronymic response itself wastes no time. Cultural significance can be derived from the new term (coined in 2003) as an example of the demand for a certain style of communication, a need for instant satisfaction and the current state of attention spans. Media theorists attribute this change in literacy, as a response to information overload. When an environment overwhelms the senses, we revert to aural, spatial and visual styles of information processing as well as pattern recognition. The artwork selected for this international group exhibition of contemporary art explores the themes of information overload and the manipulation of media ecologies.
Curator: Stacey Koosel
Exhibition Opening Events:
18.00 on the 31.07.2015
18.00 Speech by HE Spanish Ambassador Fernando García Casas
19.30 Sound Performance by Andres Lõo
20.00 Mural completion by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos
This exhibition was made possible through support by:
“Estonia and Spain are separated by thousands of kilometers. As geographically opposite poles of heterogeneous Europe – North and South – they possess very different historical, cultural and artistic trajectories. Until a little less than two decades ago, they belonged to different worlds with the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic hidden behind the Iron Curtain in the Eastern Bloc, and Spain aligned with the seemingly capitalist and democratic ideals of the Western Bloc of Europe. On an artistic level, a superficial glance at this world of the early 1980s, divided into blocs, would set Estonia in the framework of official socialist state commissioned art linked to the occupying Soviet regime, and Spain into a production framework linked to the logics of postmodernism as a dominant cultural paradigm. While there is some truth in this simplistic vision, it requires certain historical nuances with artistic freedom as the litmus test that reveals the everyday reality of different social conditions.”See full article in English and Spanish at: