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Airi Triisberg

Curating Untold Stories

with Rebeka Põldsam

The presentation will address the notion of queer, reflecting on some of the dilemmas and challenges that the curatorial team faced while working on the exhibition Untold Stories. What does it mean to work with this term in the particular context of Tallinn and Estonia – a context in which a theoretical and activist framework that is historically coupled with the queer movement is largely absent? How can the notion of queer be applied as a tool in the process of producing an exhibition? What does queer mean in the context of exhibition practice and how does it relate to feminist curating?

Airi Triisberg is an art worker based in Tallinn. Her activities include writing, curating/organising and teaching. Recently she has mainly been working with projects related to queer/feminist contexts and the struggles of precarious work. She is co-curator of the exhibition Untold Stories (2011) at Tallinn Art Hall.