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Exhibition "Running With Wolves"

On Friday, the 2nd of February 2018 at 4 p.m. the exhibition "Running With Wolves" opens at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre to celebrate the beginning of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The exhibition is open until March 17th.

25 illustrators participate in it, both old classics and new artists: Sveta Aleksejeva, Made Balbat, Kadri Ilves, Kristi Kangilaski, Lembe Keskpaik, Kadi Kurema, Giulia Landonio, Anne Linnamägi, Regina Lukk-Toompere, Eve Mahhov, Ülle Meister, Jüri Mildeberg, Lucija Mrzljak, Gerda Märtens, Viive Noor, Ede Peebo, Marja-Liisa Plats, Priit Rea, Tiina Mariam Reinsalu, Ulla Saar, Joonas Sildre, Catherine Zarip, Jonas Taul, Maarja Vannas, Urmas Viik.

Curator Viive Noor: "Werewolf is one of the main topics in the European cultural area and therefore there cannot be a better occasion to launch the European Year of Cultural Heritage at our centre. The exhibition is part of the exposition that will be presented at the London Book Fair in April where Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are the market focus countries. The exhibition offers an extraordinary insight into Estonian illustration art since the best artists´ works are presented."

Marju Kõivupuu: "Although there have been many folkloric were-creatures through the ages, the king or the queen of them has definitely been a werewolf. Portraying a person changing into a dangerous predator was especially loved in the Middle Ages. Today, the wolf as a smart predator has become a symbol of independence and bravery. Interesting in this sense is Clarissa Pinkola Estés book "Women Who Run With the Wolves" where the author sees similarities between women and wolves in folklore. In her opinion, they have a lot in common, such as endurance and strength, patience, playfulness, curiosity, courage, thoughtfulness and vitality."

Further information: Viive Noor, curator, viivenoor@gmail.com, 634 0080, 5557 9930

Estonian Children’s Literature Centre is open: Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 11-16, Sun closed.

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