Nov 2009-Mar 2010
The exhibition Songs from the cold seas at The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen takes us on a thought-provoking journey to some of the outskirts of Greenland accompanied by Finnish Tiina Itkonen´s sensitive portrait of Polar Eskimos and German Olaf Otto Becker´s monumental icescapes. The contemporary view on Greenland is contextualized by early Greenland-photographs from the museum´s collection.
Purdy Hicks is delighted to announce the exhibition of photography from the Helsinki School. It includes a previously unseen series of work by leading British photographer Tom Hunter - who led a Professional Workshop at the University of Art & Design Helsinki - Jyrki Parantainen, Professor of Photography and its distinguished recent graduate Susanna Majuri.
Oct 2009-Jan 2010
Gallery TaiK is delighted to present the solo exhibition of young Finnish photographer Nelli Palomäki, who is a member of the Helsinki School. In her new series Elsa and Viola the artist deals with the tradition of the classic black-and-white portrait. Palomäki sees her portraits as a means of communication. She tries not to be only the person behind the camera but also to actively take part in the process of the picture making, to be present. This presence she also searches within the persons she takes pictures of.
Oct 2009-Feb 2010
The exhibition shows a comprehensive collection of works by Finnish photographers from the Helsinki School represented in the StatoilHydro art collection. Participating artists are Anni Leppälä, Elina Brotherus, Aino Kannisto, Hannu Karjalainen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Susanna Majuri, Tiina Itkonene, Ilkka Halso and Kalle Kataila.
The exhibition is presented by Loft Project ETAGI, Foundation, FotoDepartament, and Gallery TaiK with support of General Consulate of Finland in Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki-center in Saint-Petersburg. Around 100 large-format photos and video-projections by 12 leading emerging Finnish photographers will be presented in the exhibition in Saint-Petersburg. The exhibition is presented within the official program of celebrating of 200 years Finland in Saint-Petersburg. Participants of exhibition are Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppälä, Niina Vatanen, Joonas Ahlava, Mikko Sinervo, Ea Vasko, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Jari Silomäki, Hannu Karjalainen, Milja Laurila and Wilma Hurskainen. Hatje Cantz has recently published the third Helsinki School book titled The Helsinki School Young Photography by TaiK.
Gallery FAFA is presenting the Helsinki School artist Nelli Palomäki with her series Elsa and Viola.
Shiseido Gallery Tokyo presents a group display of Helsinki School artists. The focus of the exhibition is on the photographs that highlight beautiful natural backgrounds, give play to the light and colors unique to northern Europe, and capture the sense of inner narrative running through these natural environments. Exhibiting artists are Tiina Itkonen, Sandra Kantanen, Susanna Majuri, and Anni Leppälä.
G/P Gallery Tokyo is presenting the Helsinki School artist Ea Vasko with her series Defining Darkness in Japan.
The photographic emulsion, plate or paper - is an unknown quantity, whereupon one can note with light, as the painter can with his implements. -L. Moholy-Nagy, 1928
The pioneer of the abstract colour photograms had been already occupied by the same questions, which also distinguish the works of Mikko Sinervo and Ea Vasko: Light, colour and space. Different to Moholy-Nagy, these artists approach from the representational, transferring it into a borderland to abstraction.
The artist Ola Kolehmainen is having show entitled a Building is not a building at the National Museum of Photography Copenhagen in Denmark. Kolehmainen composes his photographs according to strict principles of order, showing rows of repetitive basic patterns or symmetrical constructs.
The Gallery TaiK is proud to present the exhibition of Hannu Karjalainen, who has been chosen as the artist of the year 2009 in Finland. In the exhibition will be presented Karjalainen´s latest video installation Blackpool Pleasure Beach and large format portraits. Unlike a portrait photographer in a classical sense, Karjalainen is not interested in giving insight into the mind of the people he photographs. Rather he examines the relationship between painted and photographed portrait while steeping the clothes of the portrayed into paint and from then on fixing them on photographic paper.
Ola Kolehmainen is having a solo display A BUILDING IS NOT A BUILDING at Kiasma in Helsinki.
Architecture is the subject matter of Kolehmainen´s art. Instead of merely documenting it, he crops and brings forth interesting and surprising details. The name of the exhibition implies that in Kolehmainen´s photographs a building is not primarily a building but a fabric of colour, light, shapes, surfaces and depth, repetition and composition, an expedition to the image. Later in the year, the exhibition will travel to Denmark and England.
Ville Lenkkeri is having a solo show at Kulturhuset Stockholm. His series The Place of No Roads consists evocative photographs from Spitsbergen, where Ville Lenkkeri visited a few Russian mining communities between 2003 and 2007.
Gallery TaiK is proud to present the solo exhibition by Finnish photographer Janne Lehtinen. The exhibition will present his current works entitled Sacred Bird in which the artist refers to one of the oldest dreams of mankind: being able to fly. In a very poetic way Janne Lehtinen's photographs relate to the human desire of flying through the sky like a bird.
The Helsinki School artists Anni Leppälä, Ola Kolehmainen, Pertti Kekarainen, Tiina Itkonen, Pernilla Zetterman und Joakim Eskildsen will be presented at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in the group show entitled On Top of the Iceberg - New Photography from Finland.