by | Oct 30, 2019 | Press releases, TAVA2021

In a year's time, dark and autumnal Tartu will become a luminous lighting centre, bringing knowledge and warmth into the heart of the city through light. The main events of the Tartu Architectural Lighting and Light Art Festival TAVA2020 will take place from 28th to 31st October 2020, but the workshops week and the side program will create a festival lasting almost a month.

In cooperation with Tartu in Light, the Annual General Meeting of the LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) will take place for the first time in Estonia, bringing together nearly 300 specialists in the field of light art and architectural lighting.
The LUCI Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tartu, Estonia, in 2020, is the main event on the LUCI calendar and the only international forum on urban lighting to hold panel discussions, workshops and open conferences on new lighting trends and projects.

After the gatherings in Rabat in 2018 and Shanghai in 2019, they will return to Europe next year and this time to Tartu on the river Emajõgi. It is a great honour and recognition for the realisation of the visions of the City of Tartu and TAVA.

TAVA2018 installation: Taavi Suisalu “Waiting for light”. Foto: Annika Haas

TAVA2020 focuses on light education, the development and introduction of Estonian light art and lighting design. The event aims to inspire Estonian municipalities to create good and sustainable lighting solutions in the public space and to offer the pleasure of light art to both locals and distant guests. Professionals and entrepreneurs in their field bring the most updated knowledge of trends and directions in the world of lighting, offering Estonian professionals and students the opportunity to train and test themselves at various conferences and workshops.

The audience will benefit from a more informed use of light at a multi-faceted Lightfair and wonderful lighting solutions in an urban space where the beauty and charm of light can be enjoyed on facades, parks and a light path filled with installations. In the framework of the festival, exhibitions will be opened in galleries, concerts and performances, light tours will be provided. Several educational and cultural institutions, businesses and restaurants in Tartu join the satellite program.

TAVA takes place every two years and for the third time in 2020. More than 50 lighting companies, over 300 professionals and over 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the international event.

The organisers of the TAVA are the NGO Valgusklubi and Tartu City Government. The team includes renowned professionals: Eva Tallo, curator of architectural lighting workshops Andra Orn, curator of city-space installations, KIWA, curator of indoor exhibitions, Johan Moritz and Tina Wikström as conference curators, project manager and organiser of the Lightfair Olavi Ruhno /WOW Events, marketing and communications manager, Mari-Liis Tenno /TENFOR marketing, Tartu City Government is represented by Jaanus TammCreator of the visual identity of TAVA2020 is Margus Tamm and main organiser is Elo Liiv.

See you in Tartu in a year!

TAVA or Tartu Light is a comprehensive, international, interdisciplinary festival of lighting and light art. The pre-festival and main events of the festival last for almost a month, from 23 rd October 2020 to 13 rd November 2020, with the main program taking place from 28 th to 31 st October 2020. As part of the TAVA2020 event, entrepreneurs, professionals and students will meet and all guests and citizens will participate in light art and lighting design, shows and concerts.

More information:

Elo Liiv | TAVA2020 main organizer
Phone: +372 5698 4477
Email: elo@tartuvalgus.ee

Mari-Liis Tenno | TAVA2020 marketing manager
Phone: +372 5667 6006
Email: mari-liis@tartuvalgus.ee