UltraMarine, Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn
7.10.2011 – 7.11.2011
International jewellery art exhibition
UltraMarine was a vision by four fellow artists. We asked about fifty artists to participate. We were addressing artists whose creative work might have a certain maritime touch to it. UltraMarine as a word derivates from Latin ultra + marinus and means ’over the sea’ or ’beyond the sea’. UltraMarine is a fiery blue pigment extracted from lapis lazuli, one of the oldest precious stones used in jewellery for thousands of years. Lapis lazuli or lazurite was imported to Europe from Middle Asia by sea via Venice, hence the name ’beyond the sea’. UltraMarine is a journey of a solo sailor, an artist’s dialogue with material at the workbench.
UltraMarine exhibition took place in a foundry of a century-old shipyard. It is a cathedral-sized industrial building right there by the sea.
Exhibition curated and organized by: Merle Kasonen, Julia Maria Künnap, Maarja Niinemägi, Kertu Tuberg