Neeme Külm



The history of a canopy is as long as that of the other items displayed at the City Gallery. From the luxury fabric of Baghdad to the Baroque bronze baldacchino by Bernini over the high altar at the St. Peter’s Basilica, with Saint Peter’s tomb underneath, and to the ornamental royal bed decorations of the French “era of the favourites”. “I am fascinated by both hiding and transparency. The canopy ring is made of the same wood as the other items; I will “sew” it to the ceiling. I would like softness and tenderness next to the confessional. The height can be adjusted by a string. This object doesn’t need to be feminine, it might as well be masculine,” says Neeme, who seems to consider the canopy as especially important for the harmony and balance of space.