Artist Talk with Diana Tamane (Latvia/Estonia)

Winner of Kim? Residency Prize

Starting with tiny movements and awkward gestures Diana Tamane is following long roads from the East to the West of Europe and her family members are often the main characters in her work. Sometimes it is her grandmother, who became a smuggler by trying to cross the Latvian/Russian border with two small pots of flowers. Or it is her dad, who since mid 90’s makes travels frequently to the West to buy cars, electronics and other items to resell it in Latvia. Or her mom, who became a truck driver after her enterprise went bankrupt several years ago. Often she uses vernacular photography taken by my family members exposing kitsch aesthetics of the working class, whose tastes are generally considered insignificant and worthless by the cultural elite. Through narratives of her family she wants to show different social processes and movements of today, creating a portrait of the contemporary society.

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  • Address

    Artis, 37 Yehuda Hayamit st., Jaffa

  • Date

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

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