E-L 10-21, P 10-19 @ Solaris

Kid’s set KOSU Wildly Refreshing Meal by Ene Raud

 36.00 160.00

Wildly Refreshing Meal offers a fairy-tale like escape to the friendly and childish world while inviting the viewer to join the table – to communicate, to laugh and to dream. It feels cosy and safe to meet the new and old acquaintances in the shadow of blueberry plants and moss. Cheerful little familiar-looking bears are welcoming us in the middle of the interwoven blueberry stems. Everyone has a unique story to tell. Dandelion seeds are floating in the air with drifting lightness, just like flying ones dreams into heights while embodying the symbol of new emerging energy. The sacredness of thought lies in the respect towards food, life and ones companions. For a child, having a meal means not only eating but a space for exchanging experience and emotions. Through common stories and activities it is possible to guide a small persons relationship towards life through which social and vital skills are being rooted. At the current exhibition, the series of ceramic tableware KOSU is being exposed. KOSU is addressed to small children whose parents value the time spent with their child. From the point of view of child development, a small child needs ergonomic tableware – a handy cup, plates and bowls that support eating. Ene Raud-Mägi spent most of the time for developing the ergonomic design since she considered this the most important part of the whole process. Besides finding the appropriate form, Raud-Mägi also seeked for various solutions for the right look – something that would make these tell stories. Kristel Maamägis graphic art and her lively fantasy make a perfect accompaniment to the essence of childrens tableware. Therefore, the design by Ene Raud-Mägi and graphic art by Kristel Maamägi meet in the tableware series KOSU through the child-centered world view of both artists. Ene Raud-Mägi is a ceramics designer who has focused on porcelain ceramics in her creative practice. She has obtained MA degree in ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Raud-Mägi has studied ceramics as an exchange student at Aalto University, Finland. She has formerlym also graduated from the department of graphic design at the Tartu Art School. As a member of Estonian Ceramists Union and Estonian Association of Designers, Raud-Mägi has received several awards, including the Special Award at the contest “Laste Asi 2019” (“Kid´s Thing 2019”) held by the Estonian Design House and Special Award at the contest “Väike asi” (“Small Thing”) by the Estonian Design House. Her most important collaboration projects have been with Virgio Ceramics and Tamma Design. During the past few years, the artist has developed and produced KOSU series in ARS Ceramics Centre. Kristel Maamägi practises in the field of theatre, illustration and graphic novels. She has studied graphic design at the Tartu Art School, scenography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and taken additional courses at Imatra Art School, Finland and at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. Maamägi has worked as a freelance scenographer and illustrator. She has completed stage designs in Estonia, Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe. She has participated in exhibitions of narrative cartoons, paintings, puppets and multimedia both in Estonia and in Europe. In 2015, Maamägi together with Labyrinth Theatre Group G9 were awarded the Joint Award in Performing Arts at the annual award ceremony of Estonian theatre. In 2019, she received the Colleague Award of the Best Artist at NUKU Theatre

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