Dénes Farkas KUMU

Evident in Advance

Talinn, EE
Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia and Eesti Kunstimuuseum
Type: Exhibition Architecture

Commissioned by Maria Arusoo, Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia and Eesti Kunstimuuseum

Artwork developed by Dénes Farkas

Curated by Adam Budak

With the support and contribution of Alissa Lillepea, Tatjana Kosmõnina, Gert Raudsep, Jevgeni Berezovski, Geno Lechner, Diana Didõk, Kulla Laas, Maarja Kangro, ArtPrint, U.S. Embassy, Archiv Bernhard Leitner, British Council, Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Embassy in Rome, K.A. Paktett, K-Print, Debora Grupp AS, Laserstuudio, Liviko, Ludwig Wittgenstein Trust, Matogard OÜ, Nordic Hotel Forum, Olde Hansa and Emmanuel Wille, Papyrus, Printhouse, Pädaste Gourmet, Sadolin and others.


  • Exhibition design by Studio Miessen
  • Project Leader: Markus Miessen, Diogo Passarinho
  • Team: Márk Redele
  • Production Team: Valmar Pappel
  • Lugemik Publishing House: Print Media

The exhibition was originally created for the Estonian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Adam Budak.

Devised by the post-conceptualist artist Dénes Farkas, the exhibition unfolds itself like an imaginarium created using contemporary language. According to Daniele Monticelli, Evident in Advance is a reminder that places also exist outside of language, where things can be experienced and shown, but not said or explained. The exhibition is comprised of repetitions of fragments of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s only architectural project, in photos, in books and as spatial objects. The words, sentences and passages in the exhibition are derived from the book “The World As I Found It”, a fictional biography of Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore by Bruce Duffy. Where these massive and dissenting repetitions lead viewers depends on the viewers themselves. Sometimes everything is clear in advance.

Please find more information on Evident in Advance here

The idea for the exhibition was developed by Dénes Farkas and the curator Adam Budak, in collaboration with Studio Miessen. The exhibition was created for the Estonian Pavilion in the Palazzo Malipiero at the 55th Venice Biennale, where Maria Arusoo and the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia were responsible for its production.

For the exhibition at KUMU, Studio Miessen developed a new spatial strategy to accommodate Evident in Advance.