26-28/08/2021
viinistu/estonia
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speakers

Art program

Peeter Laurits
Peeter Laurits
Artist
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    Estonia

  • Peeter Laurits (born in 1962) has studied in Tartu and Leningrad State Universities, Estonian Humanitarian Institute and New York International Centre of Photography. His main means of expression are photography and digital manipulations. First he was engaged with mediacritical approach, but soon turned to deep ecology, moved into woods and combined the neolithic methods with post-industiral ones both in his art and lifestyle. Now the focus of his artwork is posthumanist ethics and better understanding of other life forms.

    He has enriched the tools for photographic expression and broadened the role of the photograph in the Estonian cultural space. Made one-man shows in London, Berlin, Moscow and Chiang Mai, his work has been bought by museums, public and private collections and his monumental pieces have been assigned to public space. In 2017 he was invited a visiting professor for liberal arts at Tartu University.