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View of “Flo Kasearu,” 2018. Photo: Stanislav Stepaško.

Flo Kasearu

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery

Flo Kasearu’s great ongoing project is where she lives. In 2013, she opened the Flo Kasearu House Museum in her home in a district of Tallinn comprising typical Estonian wooden houses. The property had belonged to her great-grandparents before her, but when the Soviets took over, it was nationalized, and the family lost the house that had been theirs since 1911. After the Soviet Union fell, Kasearu’s family waited twenty years for the final tenants to move out or to die in order to get the house back, by which time it was finally the artist’s inheritance. (The fascinating story of the house’s restitution—which, amazingly, concluded with Kasearu and her mother arriving at the vacant structure at the very moment it was being robbed by thieves who may or may not have been her neighbors—is the linchpin of the tour the artist offers to museum visitors.) In 2009, the young artist began

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