Aksel Haagensen, Triin Kerge. Hopscotch. 2021

Venue: EKA Gallery (Põhja pst 7, Tallinn)
Artists: Aksel Haagensen, Triin Kerge
Dates: 07.09.–23.09.2021
Opening times: Tue–Sat 12–18
Opening: 07.09.2021, 5 pm
Accessible by wheelchair

At the exhibition Hopscotch Aksel Haagensen and Triin Kerge will present elements from their respective childhoods.

As a young child in Australia, Aksel drew a lot of birds. There were many birds in Australia, and they were all so interesting and colourful and different. Recently, Aksel asked his mother which bird had been his favourite and his mother said there was no such thing, “… you liked them all!” He wasn’t simply fascinated by the common popular birds, instead drawing every bird he could, constantly.

As a young child, Triin visited her great aunt in Voka, Ida-Viru County. Her great aunt lived in an apartment building and from the window all you could see were prefab apartment buildings, sandpits and climbing frames. From Voka, Triin remembers picking chamomile, a machine for making nut-shaped waffles and a dating show on television, which made everyone laugh. Her great aunt doesn’t live there anymore. Recently, Triin visited Voka and while walking along the path to the shop, she remembered that it was from that very shop that her great aunt bought a roly poly toy to her immense delight.

Hopscotch is part of the Young Artist Award 2020 programme at the EKA Gallery.