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„In Bloom“ special tour with botanist Jaan Mettik

1st of August 19–20

© Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber, Botanic Garden

On August 1st, we will bring together photography and botany in a special tour, exploring creativity through the world of plants with botanist Jaan Mettik. The introduction is made by Maarja Loorents, Head of Exhibitions at Fotografiska Tallinn.

The exhibition "In Bloom" is captivating and immensely rich. The exposition highlights the significance of nature in contemporary art through photography, video art, sculpture, and installations.

The beauty, abundance, fragility, and diversity of nature are represented by 17 contemporary artists, each with an interest in understanding, discovering, and expressing themselves within this world. Together, they have created a conceptual approach to the cycles of life and death, the flourishing and decay of the world, sensory experiences, and indirect narratives and emotions or their absence in today's world.

According to Maarja Loorents, co-founder and Head of Exhibitions at Fotografiska, the showy name of the exposition conceals a deeper, philosophical side. “Being in bloom does not only signify a great and happy blooming period – it also symbolizes various stages of life, environmental changes, creation, and loss. When something new is born from a tiny seed, something sprouts to life, it requires the wisdom, care, and love of all of us to keep and protect it,” Loorents describes.

Jaan Mettik

Jaan Mettik has worked at the Tallinn Botanic Garden for couple of decades, currently serving as the Head of the Department of Tropical and Subtropical Plants. He studied landscaping at the Tallinna Sidekool, graduated from Räpina Gardening School with a diploma in horticulture, and studied at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Jaan has been the gardening editor of the magazine "Maakodu" and has published the popular book "The Big Houseplant Book."

Special Tour

* Takes place in the exhibition hall on the 2nd floor, with drinks available for purchase from the museum café.
* The tour is conducted in Estonian

* Ticket 20 € / With Friends Card 8 €

© Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber, Botanic Garden