Digital Event: Shoair Mavlian in conversation with Diana Tamane

This Digital Event took place on Wednesday April 15 at 13:00 GMT on our Instagram account.

Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks, in discussion with Diana Tamane in the latest in our series of weekly virtual book launches on the Photoworks Instagram channel.

Diana Tamane (˚1986, Riga, Latvia) studied photography at Tartu Art College in Estonia and obtained her master’s degree at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, before entering the postgraduate course at HISK in Ghent. She divides her time between Latvia, Estonia and Belgium. Her publication Flower Smuggler was recently published by APE and an exhibition coincides at S.M.A.K, Belgium.

Tamane’s family members have been the subject of her work, often taking an active role in her artistic practice.

Diana worked with the image material her family generated…. visually formulating such larger questions as: who sees whom in which way, and smaller questions, such as: What is one doing when the camera is turned off? To what extent is a skin really our last boundary, and what happens when one dies? Diana exploits every possible representation of (her) family, and transforms it with a sharp eye into an art that is entirely its own.” Martin Germann on Flower Smuggler.

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