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Displaced Time: 10 Photographs from Restricted Collections

Aap Tepper’s exhibition Displaced Time: 10 Photographs from Restricted Collections  will open on Tuesday 29 May at the Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia. The exhibition explores the restricted collections that existed in the archives during the Soviet period and the processes that took place within them. Tepper’s creative approach focuses on the photo albums hidden in these secret restricted collections, and more specifically, on the landscape motifs in those albums. The site-specific installation is exhibited in the former prison cell block of the Film Archives’ building.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication featuring essays by the project’s author Aap Tepper, historian Peep Pillak, and art historian and co-curator Annika Toots that explain the context of the project and the history of the restricted collections. The exhibition includes a dedicated reading area where a collection of articles offers an overview of the period in the late 1980s when the restricted collections were opened to the public and the awakening movement of the archives took place.

Opening on 29 May, 2018, at 5.30 pm

The exhibition is open from 29 May to 22 June 2018
Mon–Tue from 10 am to 5 pm
Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia
Ristiku 84, Tallinn

Public programme:

A talk on restricted collections on 1 June at 5.30 pm

A discussion on restricted collections. With Elle Allkivi, Peep Pillak and Valdur Ohmann

Photo album browsing on 7 June at 5.30 pm
Browsing of the exhibits led by senior consultant Pearu Tramberg

Exhibition tours with the artist on 13 June and 20 June at 6 pm

*Public programme events will be conducted in Estonian. For an English speaking tour, please contact the artist: aap.tepper@ra.ee

More info: https://aaptepper.com/neelatudaeg

Thanks: Elle Allkivi, Valdur Ohmann, Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia

Supported by: National Archives of Estonia, Estonian Cultural Endowment, esitlustarvikud.ee, Laserstuudio