Art installation allows viewers to take 'banknotes' home

From July 1, an art installation of an ATM by Edward von Lõngus will be open in Solaris, where visitors can take home "banknotes" designed by an Estonian street artist. The newest work of Lõngus, opened within the Tallinn Biennial, will remain in the center until July 30.

Lõngus' installation is located on the first floor of Solaris near the access points and the information point of the Tallinn Biennial (Tallinna Biennaal – link to their Facebook page). 

The artist's 12-meter work "Danse Macabre" (English: "Dance of Death"), inspired by Bernt Notke's altarpiece of the same name in St. Nicholas Church  (Niguliste kirik) can be viewed on the side of Alexela's concert hall, for the first time.

Edward von Lõngus is one of the most well known Estonian street artists. His works have drawn the attention of the press and art critics. British graffiti artists called him as Estonian Banksy. His works usually focus on social-critical themes, usually related to the problems in society or culture.

"Danse Macabre" is a capitalist interpretation of a painting by a late medieval German master depicting people's struggle with death. 

Lõngus' work and his ATM installation are created for the Tallinn Biennial to show people dancing with a new death - a money god, who is worshipped in the same way by all countries and nations, regardless of cultural background or image of God. 


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Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein

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