On Friday, 4th May 2018 the exhibition ”Wolf Run“ opens at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre. The exhibition is open until 1st June. 43 illustrators participate in it, both old classics and new artists.
Illustrators from Estonia: Made Balbat, Katrin Ehrlich, Kristi Kangilaski, Kadi Kurema, Giulia Landonio, Regina Lukk-Toompere, Jüri Mildeberg, Lucija Mrzljak, Gerda Märtens, Viive Noor, Marja-Liisa Plats, Priit Rea, Ulla Saar, Jonas Taul, Urmas Viik.
From Latvia: Elīna Brasliņa, Rūta Briede, Roberts Koļcovs, Gunārs Krollis, Gundega Muzikante, Aleksejs Naumovs, Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja, Anita Paegle, Juris Petraškevičs, Reinis Pētersons, Anda Strautniece, Gita Treice, Anna Vaivare.
From Lithuania: Ieva Babilaitė, Inga Dagilė, Lina Dūdaitė, Lina Itagaki, Rasa Joni, Dalia Karpavičiūtė, Kęstutis Kasparavičius, Aušra Kiudulaitė, Akvilė Magicdust, Martynas Pavilonis, Rimantas Rolia, Elena Selena, Karolis Strautniekas, Lina Žutautė, Kotryna Zylė.
Curator Viive Noor, ”Werewolf is one of the main topics in the European cultural area and it is also a beloved theme by the illustrators from the Baltic countries. It is an honour to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage at our centre with the exhibition. The exhibition was furthermore presented at the London Book Fair in April where Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were 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 were-wolf. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 634 0080, 5557 9930