The exhibition Happiness brings together nine students from Pallas UAS

Opening on March 2024 7th at 7 p.m. in the KunstWerk
Exhibition is open from March 8th to April 14th
from Wednesday to Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m

Through different sculptures and video work, artists are exploring the meaning of happiness. Is it a moment of tranquility or perhaps a feeling of liberation? Is happiness even something we can actually achieve? Perhaps it is the realization of something, or just a single moment that disappears as quickly as it appeared. Maybe it’s all about finding harmony or breaking free from constraints and limitations. Anyway we invite you to take a moment to reflect and maybe even find some happiness on the way.

Pallas UAS, Estonia’s exclusive applied art institution, focuses on design, conservation/restoration, and arts, preparing students with strong practical and theoretical skills for a creative, sustainable society. This exhibition features works by third and fourth-year sculpture students, guided by curator Uwe Schloen.

Uwe Schloen is a well-known contemporary artist living in Bremen, Germany. His first visit to Estonia was back in 1998 after he got inspired by a documentary about a man who walked the length of the Baltic coast. Since then Uwe has had numerous exhibitions in different locations in Estonia and for the last 7 years has been teaching workshops at Pallas UAS to the students of the department of sculpture. The reason why he chose Pallas is because he really wanted to expand the view of German audiences. Uwe enjoys working with the students of Pallas – they work well together towards a common goal. He has enjoyed seeing the progress over the years and the students appreciate the workshops and international exposure as well.

Students participating in the exhibition: Aleksandra Ivask, Carmen Ööbik, Elena Madaminova, Helene Lüüsi, Lotta Karoliina Räsänen, Rasmus Hirv, Raigo Kannike, Silver Tsäko, Tõru-Tõnn Parts
Graphic design: Silver Tsäko.

Special thanks to Uwe Schloen, Anne Rudanovski, Rasmus Eist, Dmitry Gorbushin, Gertrud Kinna, Sabine Raetsch and KunstWerk Gallery.

For more information, please contact:
Offener Kunstverein e.V. Potsdam, KunstWerk
14467 Potsdam, Hermann-Elflein-Straße 10, Hinterhof,
Sabine Raetsch