Saturday, July 02, 2011


Nouvelles Vagues & Other Hunting Stories
24 June - 7 August 2011

Nouvelles vagues & other hunting stories emphasizes the idea of fictional realism which unites these artists in their playful approach to presenting themsleves in a number of mise-en-scenes, initiating a dialogue between the self and the exterior world. Flirting inexorably with his own reality, Marko Mäetamm points to his status as an artist by exposing the frustrations generated by his obligations to his familial and professional commitments. Simon Dronet, on the other hand, portrays and dissects our environment through the eye of a generation who grew up in an age of media and cyber technologies and by parodying cultural clichés. In a practice where the everyday is articulated through impulsive interventions, Dexter Dymoke manipulates familiar materials and objects to generate responsive micro-fictions and multi-layered interpretations.

Tinted by a deep sense of humour and auto-derision, these “masters of the fictionalisation of the everyday” playfully expose, with a sharp and unashamed eye, the quirks, sheer madness and other weaknesses constituting the human condition and delve into a playful questioning of the notion of identity. These artists’ pluri-disciplinary and experimental practices evolve into a number of stories presenting a "zoomed- in" view of our contemporary life and personal angst.

Dexter Dymoke lives and works in London, UK. Graduated in 2011 from the Royal College of Art, London.

Exhibitions include “Proteo”, NETTIE HORN, London; “Rapidform Sculpture”, Sackler Centre, V&A museum, London (2010); 'Architect', installation for Festival of Architecture, Canary Wharf, London (2010); 'Bench', Friends of Battersea Park Annual Sculpture Award, Battersea  Park, London (2010); RCA Group show, Weiβensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin (2009); Creekside Open, (selected by Jenni Lomax), APT Gallery, Deptford, London (2009).

Marko Mäetamm was born in 1965 in Viljandi (Estonia). He lives and works in Tallinn (Estonia). 

Recent solo shows include: “Love, Fear & Warning Signs”, NETTIE HORN, London (2010) I have never told these stories to my wife. I have never told them to anybody., Galerie Anton Weller, Paris, France (2010); “Another Day with My Family”, Kunstraum Goethestrasse XTD, Linz, Austria, (2009); “From There to Here”, Nosbaum&Reding, Luxembourg (2007); “Loser’s Paradise”, Estonian Pavilion at 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2007).
Recent group shows include: “Confrontations & Provocations”, Mare Articum Foundation, Szczecin, Poland (2011); “La Main Numérique”, National Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan (2010); “XXI Brooklyn International Film Festival”, Brooklyn, NY (2009); “Hors Piste”, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009); Locws international 4: Art across the City, Swansea, UK, 2009 ; “Home Sweet Home”, Dorsky Gallery, NY, 2009 ; Helsinki Biennale 2008, Finland; Baltic States, part III, Contemporary Art From Estonia, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden (2007).


Marko Maetamm
30 Stories, 2011
Watercolour on paper

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