Dear Shaded Viewers,
As of Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia welcomes you to Tommy Cash and Rick Owens’s collaborative exhibition The Pure and the Damned, curated by Kati Ilves. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday, May 3.
The exhibition at the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn displays both the individual works of Tommy Cash and Rick Owens, as well as their jointly executed artworks for the show. Although different in practice and background, Cash’s and Owens’s interests overlap considerably: Cash’s visuals feature a great deal of aestheticised uncanniness, whereas Owens’s practice carries a kindred approach to the balance between functional design and the pure manifestation of form. This exhibition aims to emphasize their artistic positions, which, although originating from different realms of culture, boldly shape the larger picture of the visual arts today.
The constellation of the exhibited materials – sculptures, garments on mannequins, objects, videos and sound – progresses into a realm of its own. The exhibition, consisting of multiple zones with different atmospheres, operates as a total spatial installation, where opposite poles of the same mind are questioned. This realm of Tommy Cash and Rick Owens works like a concentrate: it’s an amplified version of usually subtle hints and whispers.
The exhibition will remain open until September 15, 2019.