Elukaare kaks otsa / Two Edges of a Lifespan

Kristen Dobbin, Toomas Volkmann

This exhibition presents perspectives on Estonian identity in Toronto’s tight-knit diaspora community from two ends of a lifespan. Dobbin’s nostalgic series on Estonian summer camp, Jõekääru, documents young campers exploring their culture and identity while highlighting a diaspora institution in transition. Volkmann’s triptychs portray Estonian-Canadians born in Estonia in the early years of the Republic, between 1918 and 1923, alongside written personal reflections on their lives spent in two countries.

Curated by Piret Noorhani, Chief Archivist, Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU