Spatial view 2


The objects built for the exhibition at the City Gallery have one tangible feature in common – the material from which they are made: Estonian oak, some ash and birch and a little bit of African wenge. In other respects, they are not exactly eager to form a unified whole. Like Neeme Külm himself, whose idea for the exhibition emerged from his longing for privacy and a place that would allow it, the space he has created must accept that privacy today cannot be attained. We are visible from afar, from up close, even when we are not present. So, the light penetrates the confessional built for one, and the canopy cannot be used as a hiding place, because it is transparent. “We are born from another person, so there is a little bit of your identity in mine,” Neeme says, adding, “I want to be part of society.”