Poor Girl / Too Cool
7.07 - 14.08.16 Tartu Art Museum Project Space
Curator: Sten Ojavee
Sound: Mihkel Maripuu
Clothes that have been made as objects detached from the body carry a much higher value than
products made for short-term satisfaction. It seems that to be satisfied with ourselves and our
looks we always need something new. The enterprise that is focused on endless production,
consumption and revenue values the number of sales over quality. The exhibition guides the
audience to ask about the duration of the state of satisfaction and the level of quality enabled.
The exhibition dissects the different sides of creative activities and develops a dialogue about the
power that institutional systems possess to change the value and meaning of the exhibited
objects. Likewise, fast fashion cultivates consumerism, the functional commodities in museums
are exposed as objects of desire. Could it be that in the future museums share their space with
boutiques to withstand market competition? What is the relation between museums and museum
shops and what could a museum located in a small town do next to keep up with modern trends?
Photos: Ats Parve