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Meriliis Rinne

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Oil paint, Charcoal, ink  on paper / 180x130cmOil paint, Charcoal, ink  on paper / 180x130cm
Series of experimental works by Meriliis Rinne are made with drawings what been destroyed, crashed, distressed..

Interested in paradoxes, Crashed works started when Meru was reading about catch-22. It is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.“Catch-22 often result from rules, regulations, or procedures that an individual is subject to but has no control over because to fight the rule is to accept it. ”
“To apply for a job, you need to have a few years of experience. But in order to gain experience, you need to get a job first.”
“Another example is a situation in which someone is in need of something that can only be had by not being in need of it. One connotation of the term is that the creators of the “catch-22” have created arbitrary rules in order to justify and conceal their own abuse of power.”




EMPIRE II: A British Art 57th Venice Biennale Collateral Show

Empire II is an artist led satellite project devised and curated by Vanya Balogh for the 57th Biennale di Venezia.

(Featured image: Film stills by Rebecca Scott)

This intimate, immersive film hub space will feature three chambers; beginning with an extensive library, engaging in film history and theory, curated attentively by participating artists from their personal book collections and intended for browsing and perusing; leading further on to a single screen darkroom, a pulsating digital heart, showcasing a sequence of 115 imaginative short films programmed to play on the continuous loop; and on to the final imaginary space, the Virtual Reality port which will evolve over time in collaboration with various artists.



Paper, ink, charcoal, oil paint.