Tallinn Photomonth '17 01.09–29.10.2017

Laura Põld

Laura Põld (b. 1984 in Tallinn) is a visual artist based in Tallinn and Vienna. Põld is mainly working with the poetics of ‘place’. She is synthesizing the exhibition space with material sensitive and narrative elements, creating staged landscapes characterized by plasticity and painterly aesthetics. Põld has been part of several projects and shows in Estonia, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Japan, Iran etc. Her project Allame Jafari (2017) is based on a street in the south part of Isfahan, Iran. The street was reconstructed a few years ago and built into a two-lane road. Several buildings that got in the way were simply cut in half, leaving the bathroom tiles, cornices and other elements of the otherwise strictly withheld private spheres visible to the public.