The artist adds: „The word ‘landscape’ (Dutch ‘lanskip’) entered the English language from Dutch and initially denoted a piece of canvas that depicted a view of nature. Over the following centuries, the term has expanded to include various cultural practices. But the conventional approaches that were developed in 17th century painting continue to function when it comes to contemporary visual creation of the world and operational imagery when these are based on memory, ideology and the political aspects of landscape. In these cases, the landscape becomes a layered cultural product that is at the same time an aesthetic construction, a journalistic representation and a commodity.”
Taavi Talve (b 1970) has studied sculpture in the Estonian Academy of Arts and works currently in that school as the Chair of Installation and Sculpture. Since 2005, he has been a member of the artist group Johnson & Johnson (with Indrek Köster) that won the 2013 Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Talve has been twice nominated for the Köler Prize. His previous solo exhibition in the Tartu Art House took place in 2013 and with Johnson & Johnson in 2015.
Gallery name: Tartu Art House Monumental Gallery
Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Open: 21.11.2020 - 13.12.2020