Exhibition by Diana Tamane at KORDON Container Gallery


On September 19th at 4pm KORDON Container Gallery opens Diana Tamane's video installation “Letters from Mum III, Mõšanin”. Opening will be followed by artist talk moderated by curator Laura Toots (EKKM). This will be our last exhibition this summer. You are very much invited!
The new video installation “Mõšan” by Diana Tamane continues on the theme of Diana's family. Diana's mother, long-haul truck driver, reflects in a letter to her daughter on the relationship between man, technology and nature: “Well, daughter, here's the story of our busy truckers' life ... On the night of May 5th, we stopped in La Junquera for a nine hour rest. It's that Catalan town on the border, between Spain and France which I have told you about. That’s were we have our "mandatory refuelling" before we leave Spain. We often spend the night there because in France stopping at night before Lyon is risky - in the morning very likely the fuel tank would be empty. It's about 1200 litres of fuel we would be responsible for. We took off at dawn. Volodya walked around the car and got behind the wheel. "I'm hallucinating," he said, "I think a rat just ran up my leg". I told him it's his blood vessels. Usually, it takes me only few seconds to diagnose any symptoms rather accurately. We carried on with our load of peaches from Murcia to Warsaw. We did a full shift, drove about 1300 km and stopped around 2 a.m. just before Nuremberg for another nine hours..."
Diana Tamane graduated from Tartu Art College (BA) and LUCA School of Arts in Brussels (MA) and has been artist-in-residence at HISK in Ghent. Currently she is based in Tartu. At the 2017 Foto Tallinn art fair Tamane’s works were selected to Winterthur Museum collection. She has won Friends of the S.M.A.K. Prize and the residency prize of Kim? Contemporary Art Center in Riga (2019), allowing her to work several months at Artport Residency in Tel Aviv. She has had solo exhibitions at De Vereniging S.M.A.K. in Ghent (curated by Nadia Bijl, 2020), ISSP Gallery in Riga (curated by Evita Goze, 2019), Sint-Lukas Gallery in Brussels (together with Mark Raidpere, 2017), Surplus Art Space in Wuhan (curated by Lu Mingjun, 2017),Kim? Contemporary Art Center in Riga (2016), Tartu Art House (2015). She has participated at the festival Survival Kit 10.1 in Riga (curated by Solvita Krese, Inga Lāce, Àngels Miralda, 2019), the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (curated by Katerina Gregos, 2018), and the Kathmandu Triennale (curated by Philippe Van Cauteren, 2017).
Diana is living and working in Kordon residency from August 24th until September 24th, 2020.
The Kordon Art Residency in Hiiumaa is launching a container gallery in Kärdla to create contemporary art and space projects to interact with topical issues in a global context. 
Installation will be open until September 27th,  Ranna 1, Kärdla.
Kordon Container Gallery supported by:
Estonian Cultural Endowment, Eesti Rahvakultuuri Keskus, Hiiumaa Vald, Estonian Association of Interior Architects, Wermstock, Floorin, Vivarec, Interstudio, Hals Interiors, Lincona, Moodne Valgustus, Fagerhult, Hansgrohe/AXOR, Borg, Vitra Vannitoad, Intera, Peeter Kangur
Kordon Artist Talk supported by:
Estonian Cultural Endowment
Additional information:
Urmo Vaikla
Tel: +372 501 0930
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