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Lia Tüür 13.01-11.02.2023

Exhibition TOUCHED BY FINE LINE was chosen as the best VAULT exhibition of A-Gallery in 2023.

On Friday, January 13th at 6 p.m., a memorial exhibition of Lia Tüür, was opened in the VAULT of A-Galerii.

The memorial exhibition TOUCHED BY FINE LINE for Lia Tüür, who passed away in November of last year, provides for the first time an overview of the artist’s creative path, which began in 1960s, using family archive materials and photos, designs and works from the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, the History Museum, the Tallinn City Museum and the Estonian Artists’ Association as well as private collections.

When looking back at Lia Tüür’s work, the first thing that comes to mind is her extremely masterful drawing skills and gentle graphic surface handling, regardless of the material she was working with. As if with a playful lightness, she sketched the everyday beauty around her, looking for spirituality and harmony to apply to her jewellery.

Lia Tüür’s greatest passion was the very time-consuming and complex engraving technique. In the flexible graphic lines on the metal surface, the boundless creative freedom and sensitivity of the humble artist was expressed. Each cut that produced a line required fortitude and a focused mind with technical mastery. The sensitivity and tenderness that is reflected in her works does not reveal the years of disciplined routine, the endless hours spent behind the goldsmith’s desk on the preparation of the tools and the engraving process, and the tenacious dedication of a fragile woman that was required to create these works.

A-Galerii provides a meaningful setting for the exhibition as it was Lia Tüür whose idea it was to create a gallery focused on Estonian art jewellery in 1993. In cooperation with a group of colleagues, the idea was implemented on Hobusepea Street and A-Galerii was opened in 1994. Thanks to Lia Tüür’s bold vision, balanced character and ability to bring people together, A-Galerii has become an important center for the jewellery filed in Estonia.

The organizer and designer of the exhibition is Ketli Tiitsar together with A-Gallery. The exhibition will be in the VAULT of the gallery. In addition to jewellery, materials, photographs and designs from the artist’s personal archives that have not been exhibited before will also be shown.

A catalog designed by Paula Hõbe will accompany the exhibition. The author of the catalog is Ketli Tiitsar. The exhibition catalog is printed at EVG print. 

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Nautimus.