In artist Diana Tamane’s work, everyday events are a source of inspiration, with herself and her family as the main characters. Often, her relatives also become co-authors. Thus she manages to portray not only the relationships between her family members, but also contemporary society in general, shifts in the perception of beauty, as well as the increasing role of photography in everyday life.
Knowing that Diana has been studying photography for more than a decade, sometimes her father asks whether she could take a panorama photograph of Riga for his living room wall. Usually she declines, saying that’s not really what she does. Once, she planned to give a photo to her grandmother as a gift, but her mother placed it in a silver frame. Diana was angry, but her mother answered that grandma would like it. In the exhibition “Commissions” created for the ISSP Gallery, Diana finally plans to fulfil her family’s wishes. Meanwhile, her relatives have agreed to live for two months with empty walls, bringing images from their homes to take part in the exhibition.
|Place / venue
|ISSP Gallery, Riga
|November 16, 2018 - January 19, 2019
|Ansis Starks/ images copyright and courtesy of the artist and ISSP Gallery
|Ansis Starks Diana Tamane Evita Goze