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Marko Mäetamm: I Want to Tell You Something

September 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Illustration of Marko Mäetamm's face as the flowers on a plantThe Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University announces the opening of its new exhibition, Marko Mäetamm: I Want to Tell You Something, which features work by internationally acclaimed Estonian artist Marko Mäetamm. Mäetamm has exhibited in galleries in the United States and abroad, and he represented Estonia at the Venice Bienniale in 2003 and 2007.  The works featured in Mäetamm’s solo exhibition—drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, and installations, some of which were created specifically for the Picker—demonstrate the artist’s satirical perspective on life that is informed by his own experiences. This exhibition is part of Mäetamm’s four-month residency at Colgate University as the 2016 Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence.

This exhibition is a collaboration with the Departments of Theater, Art and Art History, Music, and the Picker Art Gallery, and it is funded in part by the Friends of the Picker Art Gallery.
Read exhibition reviews
by students in Professor Camila Maroja's
ARTS 370A Museums course.

Exhibition Opening Reception

September 15, 2016

5:00–8:00 p.m., Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center
5:30 p.m., opening remarks by Anja Chávez, director of University Museums; Adrian Giurgea, professor of theater and chair of the Department of Theater; and Colgate University students Katie Jean Colman '18 and Emily Daniel '18. 
6:00 p.m., student-led exhibition mini-tours

Related Events

September 15, 2016

Clifford Gallery opening, Something Moving
4:30–7:00 p.m., Clifford Gallery, Little Hall 

September 21, 2016

Department of Art and Art History Lecture Series: Artist’s Talk with Marko Mäetamm
4:30 p.m., Colgate University, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
Reception to follow

October 21, 2016

Colgate University Chamber Singers and Chamber Players Concert
R. Ryan Endris and Laura Klugherz, directors 
6:30 p.m., Picker Art Gallery opens to the public
7:00 p.m., concert; reception to follow
This event is a collaboration between the Picker Art Gallery and Colgate University’s
Department of Music.

October 26, 2016

Department of Art and Art History Lecture Series: Lecture by Alistair Hicks, former senior curator, Deutsche Bank, and author of Global Art Compass(Thames & Hudson, 2014), “Marko and Me,” addressing Mäetamm’s work and curatorial practice
4:30–5:30 p.m., Colgate University, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
IMAGE: Marko Mäetamm, Psychotropic Self-Portrait With One Dead Head, 2016, acrylic paint on paper, 39 x 28 in. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery.