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Jaanika Peerna – ‘Glacier Elegy Brooklyn’

October 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Please join us for Jaanika Peerna’s performance, ‘Glacier Elegy Brooklyn’, at the DUMBO waterfront on the East River.

Sunday 4 October 2020 – LIVE STREAMED & LIVE

2pm NYC & EST / 7pm UK & BST / 8pm CEST

Due to social distancing requirements, spaces for the live event are limited. Please confirm via email to zoe@unframe.london ASAP if you would like to attend. The exact location of the performance will then be sent to you.

The performance will also be available via live-stream at https://youtu.be/VpStc2G-geM.

Jaanika Peerna’s ‘Glacier Elegies’ have formed the central core of her recent practice, manifest across a broad range of media, from performance to large-scale installations and multimedia drawing. A lament for the global loss of glaciers and natural ice, her performances regularly incorporate audience participation, foregrounding the collective action and shared responsibility required to tackle climate change.

She describes, “While I can never compete with nature, there is much I can learn from the workings of it in order to embody its force, which ends up making my works through me.”

Glacier Elegy’ has had a strong impact on the participants in diverse communities and locations where Peerna has performed, including the ArtDepoo gallery in Tallinn, Estonia; Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea, UK and Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, USA. ‘Glacier Elegy Brooklyn’ is the fourth performance of this ongoing series, and is an independent project by Jaanika Peerna Studio co-presented by UNFRAME.

Jaanika Peerna is an Estonia-born artist who, since 1998, has lived and worked primarily in New York. In addition to performance, Peerna’s work encompasses drawing, video and installation, often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. Similarly, it also addresses environmental concerns and the issues of climate change. Peerna often collaborates with designers, dancers and musicians within her performances.

  • Solo exhibitions include: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Artdepoo Gallery and Vana-Wõromaa Cultural Center, Estonia; Salon b, Montreal; Espronceda Center for Art and Culture, Barcelona; Kentler International Drawing Space, New York.
  • Group exhibitions internationally, including Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Viinistu Art Museum Chapel, Estonia; International Paper Art Biennial, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, City Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Performances: The Bronx Museum, New York; Hudson Valley Centre of Contemporary Art: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
  • Collections: important international collections including The Bennetton Collection, Italy; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales; Garrison Art Center, New York; Novosibirsk Art Museum, Russia and Imago Mundi.


October 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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DUMBO Waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge, New York
1 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201, NY 11201 United States
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