Artists: Lydia Hannah, Diana Tamane, Yevgeny Zolotko
Curator: Laura Toots
The exhibition is inspired by the sensitivity of the three participating artists, and their skillful treatment and combination of different materials and motifs. What unites these artists is the impactfulness of their works, showing how emptiness or absence can turn into presence, into something solid and strong. Repetitions characterise their works, whether thematic or formal, emphasising the repetitive nature of human efforts.
According to Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and scholar, being human is comparable to an inn, where new guests come every morning in the form of emotions. They are always changing and, most importantly, always passing. All guests, including those who are spiteful, must be greeted and invited in, because when they leave, they make room for the next ones.
All three artists bring diverse portraits to the exhibition – from real life and fictive, introspective meditations, as well as wider social inquiries, amalgamations of historical and contemporary material, planar and spatial in form, but first and foremost these can be considered self-portraying visions – Yevgeny-Zolotko-like, Diana-Tamane-like and Lydia-Hannah-like ways of experiencing the world.
Portrait of an Emotion is co-organised with Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) as part of the programme for the sixth Tallinn Photomonth Contemporary Art Biennial.
Project manager: Marju Tajur
Graphic design: Jaan Evart
Technical team: Dénes Farkas, Madis Kurss, Keiu Maasik, Alis Mäesalu, Mihkel Säre
Supporters: Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Union of Photography Artists FOKU, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), The General Delegation of the Government of Flanders, The Integration Foundation, and Narva Gate.
Exhibition period: 19.09 – 14.11.2021
Hours: Tues, Thurs – Sun 11-18 (Mon, Wed closed)
We kindly ask all visitors over the age of 18 to present a COVID-19 certificate (proof of vaccination, of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, or proof of a recent negative test) and your ID to participate in the event. There is no rapid testing on-site.
Galerii nimi: narva art residency
Address: Joala 18, Narva, Estonia
Opening hours: Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Thu-Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Open: 19.09.2021 — 14.11.2021