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Fears of a Museum Director

Fears of a Museum Director © EP 2023

Estonia, 2014

Pencil, paper, 650 × 500 mm (each)

Purchased from the artist in 2023


This series of drawings, commissioned for the show Is This the Museum We Wanted? after Fears of the House Owner (2013), is both amusing and thought provoking. Flo Kasearu has created a set of thirty nightmare scenarios that could keep any museum director awake at night (the European Parliament has already purchased nine of them). While some fears are more reasonable than others - a UFO landing on a museum roof is less probable than a sudden relocation or restructuring after an election. The lack of knowledge about the future is the main source of anxiety. Speculation and imagination run wild as a result.


The seemingly comical drawings take on a deeper significance: they represent the fear of an uncertain future. This apprehension can hinder us, but it can also motivate us to take action that may be disproportionate to the threat. Only an open society with equitable and democratic access to information can ensure that communities feel secure and confident.


Flo Kasearu is a graduate of the Academy of Art in Tallinn, Estonia. In addition to her artistic work, she is the director of the «Flo Kasearu House Museum,» a large site-specific art project created in her home, attic, basement, and backyard in Tallinn.

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