The Age of Everything exhibition examines the constantly accelerating time we live in. This age of ours where everything blends in with everything else around, trends define the importance of everything or nothing and everyone wants to own everything without responsibility for anything. At the same time the facts of history and science can be decided and defined by anyone to fit their own purposes and shared with the world over the net. The name of the exhibition is based on The Age of Everything Culture is here article by Jason Parham published in Wired magazine, February 2022: “I used to think the rate at which we metabolized culture was a bad thing. I believed our fleeting curiosities cheapened digital life—that we were moving too quickly and too recklessly—but perhaps that’s what the future we built feels like: a carousel in constant motion, a doomed thrill ride with no exit.” All the pieces of the exhibition are made from waste materials.
Tiina Palm is an interdisciplinary artist and The Age of Everything is her first exhibition showing collages and paintings. Palm also works with photography, video and fashion. Her work is guided by material, process, intuition and mistakes. Traces and spaces people leave behind; connections to other species; the history, the present and the future of humankind as well as human invented systems are central themes. A strong connection to textiles, and the forever continuing love-hate-relationship with fashion are essential parts of her work. Palm makes clothes with artwear thinking; only one-of-a-kind and out of leftover or waste materials and often with a muse in mind.