Day 238 refers to the number of days from Russia’s full invasion of Ukraine to the exhibition’s opening. And counting.

In her exhibition, Mari Männa combines playful artwork and documentary material. The landscape she has created alludes to a location that is full of conflicting energy. The work that has formed is just like a frozen moment in this chaos. Männa started to work with her new sculptures before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Her half-figures began to embody the ongoing events while taking on the emotions, postures and objects of a changing society.

Mari Männa (b. 1991) is a sculptor and installation artist. She gained an MA in contemporary art at the Estonian Academy of Art in 2020. During her studies, Männa followed additional courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Aalto University in Helsinki. Her artistic method is intuitive and process-based: she experiments with lightweight and available materials. As for the subject matter, she prefers to reflect on today’s social issues through the prism of humour.

Artwork materials: expandable foam, polyurethane foam, plaster Jesmonite, epoxy, fibreglass, aluminium wire, wood, silicone, rubber, leather, acrylic pigment, ammunition belt.

Thanks to: Piret Männa, Iaroslav Iakubivskyi, Ian Simon Märjamaa, the ‘Editorial’ team

Editorial is open Wed–Fri, 3–7 pm, and Sat, noon–4 pm.

Editorial is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius municipality.

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