BREGEAUT & MARKO MAETAMM
HORN is pleased to present an exhibition of the French and Estonian
artists Anne Brégeaut and Marko Mäetamm. Being simultaneously
autobiographical and fictional, the works exhibited embody, with humour
and auto-derision, authentic odes to life alongside acidic complaints
about the difficult relationship between oneself and the other. Throughout
these worlds of disconcerting sincerity, the spectator becomes a privilegied
viewer to the intimate worries and emotional tragedies experienced by
the two artists. The apparent naïvety in Brégeaut and Maëtamm’s
works stems from an orchastrated play created to overcome certain fears;
almost as a way to avoid confronting in a responsible and adult manner
any so-called rational truths and daily conflicts.
with his own reality, Marko Mäetamm enjoys the act of confessing.
His status as an artist is predominantly at the origin of a series of
fictional “mises-en-scènes” during which conflicts
and familial dramas escalate towards irreversible acts and the ultimate
sentencing. Mäetamm guiltlessly manifests all sorts of taboo feelings
and, despite the tragic tones, a dark sense of humour, reminiscent of
a contemporary satire around social behavior, is evident. The presented
drawings and videos openly reveal, such as an exorcism, the artist’s
fear of not being able to live up to his role as head of family. Does
he merely evoke his own distress when he pretends not to be strong
enough to live in our world and wanting to get rid of his family?
Marko Mäetamm, Playground, 2008, Watercolour on paper, 21 x 29 cm
Anne Brégeaut was
born in 1971 in Clermont-Ferrand (France). She lives and works
in Paris (France).
Marko Mäetamm was
born in 1965 in Viljandi (Estonia). He lives and works in Tallinn
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