Dec 2010-Jan 2011
The Helsinki School artist Ola Kolehmainen is presented with his exhibition A Building Is Not A Building at the KUNTSI Museum of Modern Art in Vaasa, Finland.
Dec 2010-Jan 2011
The Helsinki School artist Susanna Majuri is presented in a group exhibition with Norwegian artist Ludvig Eikaas at the Hå Old Vicarage in Nærbø, Norway.
Nov 2010-Mar 2011
The Helsinki School artist Pernilla Zetterman is presented in the group exhibition entitled Sport i konsten - Sport in Art at the MJellby Konstmuseum in Halmstad
Nov 2010-Jan 2011
The show The Place of No Roads of Ville Lenkkeri is presented at the Photo Museum Provincie in Antwerpen.
The Helsinki School artist Marjukka Vainio is presented in a solo exhibition at the Galleria Heino in Helsinki.
My exhibition Kimono consists of photographs and an installation where light and shadow, darkness and glowing colours alternate. The title of the exhibition alludes to two areas: the world of plants and oriental aesthetics, which have a history going back thousand of years. The works in the exhibition have been produced with various methods and consist of black and white images, silver-dye-bleach and pigment prints as well as chromogenic colour prints. The Kimono installation is made up of two textile sculptures onto which moving images are projected.
The Helsinki School artist Niina Vatanen will be presented in a solo exhibition at the Photographic Centre Peri in Turku, Finland.
Oct 2010-Jan 2011
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the Helsinki School artist Niina Vatanen in a solo exhibition entitled Grey Diary. Niina Vatanen´s Grey Diary documents a photographic search for traces, a quest for what is left of the mortal remains of someone dear to you. The result is a multifaceted, but also splintered portrait of the artist´s deceased stepfather that at the same time includes multilayered reflection on someone´s absence.
Oct 2010-Jan 2011
The Helsinki School artist Ola Kolehmainen is presented in a solo show Ola Kolehmainen. Photographs of Architecture at the Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau in Dresden.
The Helsinki School artist is presented in a solo exhibition at the POBEDA Gallery in Moscow.
We are delighted to announce that 24 artists of the Helsinki School will be presented at the famous Asian photography Biennale titled Tru(e)motion, (landscape calling us) in South Korea. The participating artists from Helsinki School are Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Kalle Kataila, Aino Kannisto, Hannu Karjalainen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Janne Lehtinen, Jouko Lehtola, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Niko Luoma, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Jyrki Parantainen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Heli Rekula, Mikko Sinervo, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang.
Sep 2010-Jan 2011
The Helsinki School artist Jorma Puranen is presented in a solo exhibition at the EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is partly retrospective and presents Jorma Puranen´s work from 1992-2010. To be shown are more than 50 photographs from five different series.
Sep 2010-Jan 2011
The Helsinki School artist Joakim Eskildsen is presented in a solo exhibition titled The Roma Journeys at the Perspektivet Museum Tromsø in Norway.
The Helsinki School artist Ilkka Halso will be participating at the International Festival FOTOGRAFIA Roma 2010 curated by Paul Wombell.
The Helsinki School artists Ilkka Halso and Kalle Kataila will be participating at the BREDAPHOTO international Photo Festival in Netherlands.
Sep 2010-May 2011
The Helsinki School artist Joakim Eskildsen is presented in the group exhibition Arbeit / Labor - Set 7 from the collection and archive of the Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Switzerland.
The Helsinki School artist Ilkka Halso will be presented in a solo exhibition at the Maerzgalerie in Leipzig, Germany.
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present Finnish artist Anni Leppälä with the first solo exhibition Chapter IV, presenting her latest works. Anni Leppälä has been selected Young Artist of the Year 2010 in Finland. Leppälä (born 1981) is one of the most promising artists of the Helsinki School, whose artists in general aim to redefine the boundaries between the genres. In her oneiric still lifes, Anni Leppälä addresses the impossible wish that the photographic medium attempts to fix instants, to halt the world´s rotating in perpetual transformation.
The group exhibition entitled Highlighted presents contemporary Finnish photography from the Collection of Pieter and Marieke Sanders. The Helsinki School artists Ilkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Ari Kakkinen, Sandra Kantanen, Aino Kannisto, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Mikko Sinervo, Santeri Tuori and Miklos Gaál are presented in a group show at the Nieuw Dakota in Amsterdam.
The Helsinki School artist Ilkka Halso is presented in the exhibition Recommended for Imitation at the Berlin Uferhallen.
The Helsinki School artist Hannu Karjalainen is presented in a solo exhibition at the Gallery Rotwand in Zurich.
The Helsinki School artist Ari Kakkinen is presented in a solo exhibition at the Photographic Gallery Hippolyte in Helsinki. There will be an artist's conversation of the show between the artist and professor Jan Kaila of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.
The Helsinki School artist Niina Vatanen is presented in a solo show at the Galleria Huuto in Helsinki. Press release: "Niina Vatanen´s exhibition Kaunokirjoitusta ("Cursive") consists of photographs and needlework, and discusses themes related to language, writing, memory, and the passing of time. The two parallel and partially overlapping works examine the transience of places, times, and memories. Another important aspect is our aim to record all this: a human need to leave a trace of oneself."
Gallery TAIK proudly presents the first Berlin solo exhibition entitled Water Ballads by Finnish photographer Susanna Majuri who is one of the most well known representatives of the Helsinki School.
In Majuri's pictures, water plays a decisive role. It is motif, work material, and symbol all at once. In enigmatic scenes that recall film stills, the artist photographs strangers and sometimes herself in and by the water. Her fascination is fed first of all by the properties of water: it buoys people up; they are apparently able to float in it. Water is colorless and yet can adopt any and all colors; it can reflect light in various ways or absorb it; it can defamiliarize or distort contours.
The Helsinki School artist Saana Wang will be presented in the solo exhibition Hujialou at the Hippolyte Photographic Gallery in Helsinki.
From press release: "Saana Wang’s Huijialou series is inspired by a residential district of the same name in East Beijing in China, where the old is seeking to find its place along the new. Centrally located, Huijialou is changing rapidly as residential buildings make way for skyscrapers. This change applies not only to the local landscape, it has much broader implications that penetrate deep into the social, cultural and historical layers of the area.
Saana Wang’s work moves across the boundary between documentary and fiction. To distance her pictures from the traditional documentary aspect of photography, Wang introduces a fictive dimension in them. The purpose of the new element is to express the layers of time present in the picture and to emphasise the possibility of addressing things on a broader scale."
The Helsinki School artists Kalle Kataila, Nelli Palomäki and Saana Wang are being presented in the group exhibition reGeneration 2- Tomorrow's Photographers Today. The exhibition is going to be shown in ten different cities across North America, Europe and Asia. This second edition turns the spotlight on 80 up-and-coming talents from 30 countries. The first venue will be at the Musée de l´Elysée de Lausanne from 19. June until 29. September 2010.
Venue: Musée de l'Elysée
Address: 18, avenue de l'Elysée
1014 Lausanne - Switzerland
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The Helsinki School artist Ilkka Halso is presented in the group exhibition Climate Capsules: Means of Surviving Disaster at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg in Germany.
Tiina Itkonen and Ola Kolehmainen, two of the most renown artists of the Helsinki School, will be participating in the 17th Sydney Biennale 2010. The Helsinki School artist Hannu Karjalainen will be shown in the side project of the Sydney Biennale.
The Helsinki School artists Tiina Itkonen, Niko Luoma, Anni Leppälä, Jyrki Parantainen, Pertti Kekarainen and Santeri Tuori are presented in the group show titled Red at the EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. The theme is the colour red, which links together more than 40 pieces of art work by mostly contemporary artists. The works are from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection. The concept created by Hannele Grönlund, Päivi Karttunen and Hannu Väisänen was first tried out with use of the colour grey in the exhibition Entre chien et loup - at dusk in 2008.
Gallery TAIK proudly presents the exhibition Equations by Finnish photographer Niko Luoma. Selected works from his two series Cronos (2007) and Symmetrium (2009) will be shown. Luoma´s interest is to visualize time with the means of analogue photography. Therefore he "draws" with light - which fits in well with the etymology of the word photography (gr. photos light, graphein to draw).
The two Helsinki School artists are presented at the Purdy Hicks Gallery in London.
Rogaland Art Museum and the Statoil art programme are delighted to announce the exhibition Helsinki10 presenting contemporary photography and video from the Helsinki School in the Statoil art collection. Presented will be the following ten Finnish artists of distinguished talent: Elina Brotherus, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Aino Kannisto, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä and Susanna Majuri.
The exhibition of the Young Artist of the Year 2010 is presented at the Tampere Art Museum in Finland. Leppälä received a 20,000 euro stipend awarded by the City of Tampere as well as the opportunity to arrange a private exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum. Anni Leppälä is the 26th Young Artist of the Year. "My interest towards photography is closely related to time in the past tense, to the possibility of being able to make a moment motionless, to make something stand still. That something has existed, and has now been set in static state. There is a certain aspect of lost moments and a feeling of letting go when looking at photographs. They exist at the intersection of the momentary and the constant, between the fleeting feeling of being alive and consciousness of the moments passing by”.
The Helsinki School artist Marjukka Vainio is presented in a group show at the Finnish Institute in Paris. The exhibition reveals fragments of the history of the Fenno-Ugrians and other ethnic groups living on the Lake Onega, Karelia 6000 years ago, by showing photographs and videos of the Finnish artist Marjukka Vainio as well as "frottages" from the artists Riitta Virtanen and Erkki Murtonen.
The Helsinki School artist Janne Lehtinen is presented in a solo show at the Stadthaus Ulm in Germany.
The Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is presenting a group show titled The Helsinki School - Seven Approaches. Participating artist are Joonas Ahlava, Hannu Karjalainen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Niko Luoma and Susanna Majuri.
Helsinki Art Museum presents the group exhibition Photography and Video Now which exhibits the works by the young generation of the Helsinki School. The themes of the exhibition range from psychological portraits to landscapes interpreting the relationship between space and time, from autobiographical stories to geometric compositions that investigate the laws of mathematics. The works also take a stand on ecological issues and changes in the urban environment. Their photographic diversity places the viewers in an active role. The show features 17 artists from the Helsinki School: Joonas Ahlava, Pasi Autio, Carsten Benger, Wilma Hurskainen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Milja Laurila, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Mikko Sinervo, Ea Vasko, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang, Dagmar Weiss and Pernilla Zetterman.
Gallery TAIK proudly exhibits a group show representing the Helsinki School artists Miklos Gaál, Kalle Kataila and Jyrki Parantainen.
The Finnish Museum of Photography presents Susanna Majuri’s solo exhibition The Water Researcher´s Daughter in Helsinki.
Susanna Majuri´s fairy-tale-like photographs become landscapes of the imagination and showcases for captivating colours. The photographer invites unknown people into the pictures, people who are then characters in the stories in the photographs. In recent years, water has become an even more pivotal element in Majuri´s pictures. It is both a symbol and a protective, revelatory space, where things like sisterhood, friendship and erotic love between girls become possible. (from the press release)
Nanna Hänninen, Ea Vasko and Sandra Kantanen are exhibited at TR1 Kunsthalle in Tampere, Finland.