Opening of Ilmar Raag photo exhibition „Born with Desert Sand in the Eyes”
On 22nd of November at 4 pm, opening of:
University of Tartu Professor of Liberal Arts 2018/2019
lLMAR RAAG photo exhibition
„Born with Desert Sand in the Eyes”
Pictures from Northern Mali 2016–2017
At the University of Tartu Centre for Arts Gallery, Uppsala St 10, Tartu.
Mon–Fri 9 am to 5 pm.
The exhibition remains open until 8th of February 2019.
Ilmar Raag has said about his exhibition: "The Tuaregs have a song, which says that the people of Sahara are born with sand in their eyes. In 2016 I was a translator on United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. I don't know if I can say that it was interesting, but the position gave me an opportunity to drive around northern Mali and meet various people. There were beauty and pain at the same time."
Ilmar Raag is the Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu in 2018/2019. He helds the series of lecture "What Can Unite Us in a Fragmented World? Techniques and Ethics of Fiction". The series of lectures and seminars help to understand social, semiotic and ethical aspects through which different stories obtain meaning in our culture. The autumn lectures are also open to public.
Raag has a degree in art history from the University of Tartu (1997). In Paris, he additionally studied at the universities of VIII Saint-Denis and III La Sorbonne Nouvelle. He holds a master’s degree from the Ohio University, USA. Ilmar Raag is a screenwriter, film and television director and essayist, who writes on social issues. In the years 2001–2005, he worked at the Estonian Television as the Programme Director and the Chairman of the Board. He has been a lecturer both at the University of Tartu and at the Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School. He has worked as the Strategic Communication Adviser of the Estonian Government Communication Unit. Raag has been a translator on United Nation missions in the Central African Republic in 2014 and in the Republic of Mali in 2016. His best-known movies are "Kertu", "Class" and "A Lady in Paris".