Every Estonian has probably heard about or read Andrus Kivirähk’s novel “Rehepapp AKA November,” which was first published in 2000. For the publication’s 20th anniversary an illustrated version has just been launched. The book has been illustrated by local artist Jüri Mildeberg who has created pictures for numerous publications before and is known for his extraordinary characteristic style. The exhibition in Haus Gallery showcases the latest illustrations in all their glory.
The exhibition is displayed at the end of the year and during the month of Christmas festivities, and is entitled “Rehepapp AKA December” to paraphrase Kivirähk’s novel. All together 20 original illustrations and 9 others works by Jüri Mildeberg are brought to the public. These sculpturesque works of art made of wood and other combinations of materials have been created simultaneously with picturing “Rehepapp,” a bit before and a bit after. These depict objects of fertility, defense, and mischievous magic.
You can see the artworks HERE.