Everyday Witchcraft
Kogo Gallery / TARTU (Estonia)
21.07.2018 – 08.09.2018

The exhibition “Everyday Witchcraft” examines everyday practices and habits as a significant part of art practice. Perceiving these practices as rituals, it is possible to create (fictitious) narratives and myths about artists’ work process and creativity. The exhibition focuses on daily experiments and stagings, and on the accompanying obsessions, fetishes, hopes and fears that will eventually become the central part of creative works.

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“JP is sitting in a museum cafe and thinking about the task of writing a spell. Spells have something to do with intention, the focusing of intention. “How to write a spell”, JP types into a search engine.

JP doesn’t have an intention. A spell might backfire. JP has several intentions and internal contradictions. JP feels uneasy about spirituality, while being drawn to it.

At night JP can’t sleep and listens to a fairly boring seminar on Nietzsche. The way Deleuze flipped Nietzsche’s writings on Dionysus for his own purposes. JP has never spent five seconds thinking about Dionysus, but must admit that a dying god, a mad god, is something to seriously consider.”

Jaakko Pallasvuo

Excerpt from a spell

Curated by Merilin Talumaa

Courtesy of the artists and Kogo Gallery
Photocredit Madis Kats