Light Installations /
Artists and works


  • Construction and installation of works: 24. – 26.10.2021
  • The Light Path is open to visitors: 27. – 30.10.2021
  • Artist Talk LUCI AGM ja TAVA2021 Conference: 29-30.10.2021


We are used to judging architecture and public art according to traditional understanding - as everlasting symbols of power for future generations to see. What event would be more suitable to change this understanding than a light art festival?

Architecture plays a big part in the development of our mentality and art in public space definitely intervenes in the way we perceive and understand our surroundings. Nowadays, when reality and VR have become intermixed, similar concepts could successfully become parts of cityscape, as they already have in our daily life. For example, games played a crucial role in Surrealism and Dadaism, but as the essence of games has moved on, the concept should also change. While contemporary art field already acknowledges the theory of “art game” (interactive new media digital software art), the question is how to bring this idea into the city.

We understand the importance of sustainability in everyday life and therefore, the art of a light festival should also support the ideas of reusability, detachability, changeability, flexibility. Do you remember how as a child you could start a game with nothing, playing with stones or sticks or empty bottles, or running around and catching sun spots? As Joseph Beuys declared - anything could be art.

Our surroundings have a great impact on our society and therefore, it should be a rich mixture of different opportunities. So let's invite playfulness into the city!

Guided tours

Valgusraja giidituur pakub võimalust jalutuskäigul tutvuda kõikide TAVA2021 festivali valgusinstallatsioonidega. Giidid Irina Orekhova (EST) ja Ragnar Saage (EST/ENG) tutvustavad pooleteise tunni jooksul valgusraja installatsioone ja autoreid.

Vaata lähemalt: Guided tours

More information

Triinu Jürves

TAVA2021 curator of the city space light installations

Andra Orn

TAVA2021 curator of the city space light installations

Johan Moritz

Johan Moritz

TAVA2020 curator of the conference

Email: johan@tartuvalgus.ee

Johan Moritz is a member of IALD and for the last 17 years he has designed prestigious works whilst being an exclusive lighting designer for Malmö, Sweden. In this role, he has had the responsibility of developing Malmö's architectural lighting design department. Johan founded the Lighting Metropolis project (2015-2018) that tried to find new ways of creating better light for people. As lighting designer he also understands the importance of sharing and is an eager speaker at conferences, work shop head, teacher all around the world.

Tina Wikström

Tina Wikström

TAVA2020 curator of the conference

Email: tina@tartuvalgus.ee

Tina Wikström gained her Bachelor’s degree in Lighting design from the Jönköping University and her Master’s degree in Lighting design from Aalborg University in Copenhagen. She has been working as a junior lighting designer for the City of Malmö doing projects mostly in the urban space, both permanent and temporary. In 2017 she was selected as one of the young lighting designers of our new generation and ambassadors for the industry by 40under40. Tina is currently working as a lighting designer at Licht Kunst Licht in Bonn, Germany.