Photo artist Diana Tamane presents her book Flower Smugger

The 30th of January at 6.30pm.

Photo artist Diana Tamane presents her book Flower Smugger at Tartu Art Museum. As part of the presentation, Tartu Art House’ curator Peeter Talvistu will conduct an artist talk with the author.

The book “Flower Smuggler”, published by “APE” (Ghent, Belgium), compiles several bodies of work with Tamane herself and her family as the main characters. Often, her relatives also become co-authors both actively participating in making of the work, as well as providing her with vernacular images, which initially were not meant to be presented in a gallery context. In the artist’s works, family albums, documents and private correspondence are transformed into catalysts, making it possible to reveal not only touching autobiographical stories but also apt portrayals of society and recent history, as well as the increasing role of photography in everyday life.

Short bio of the artists

Diana Tamane (Latvia / Estonia, 1986) was born in Riga, lives and works in Tartu. Her primary medium of expression is photography, but she also uses video, sound, text and found objects in her work. Tamane has graduated from the Tartu Art College (BA) and Sint-Lukas School of Arts Brussels (MA). In 2015–2016 she attended HISK post-academic program in Ghent, Belgium.  Her work has been exhibited at ISSP gallery (Latvia), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, RIBOCA (Latvia),  A Gentil Carioca gallery (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), CCI Fabrika (Moscow, Russia), Riga Photography Biennial (Latvia), Kathmandu Triennial (Nepal), Surplus Space (Wuhan, China), Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia), S.M.A.K. Contemporary Art museum (Ghent, Belgium). etc.

The artist would like to thank The Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tartu Art House and all the people who participated in the fundraiser.