Dec 2012-Feb 2013
The Helsinki School artist Susanna Majuri is presented at the group exhibition In the Limelight of the Infinite – Romanticism and the Present of the ALTANA Kulturstiftung in the Sinclair-Haus in Bad Homburg from December 16, 2012 to February 24, 2013.
From the press release: The exhibition In Light of the Infinite - Romanticism and the Present explores aspects of Romanticism in contemporary art. In diverse artistic positions, including photographs, installations and videos by artists ranging from Marina Abramovic to José Maria Mellado and Bill Viola, the exhibition will explore contemporary artists´ romantic view of the world, people and art.
Participating artists are Marina Abramovic, Christoph Brech, Elger Esser, Susanna Majuri, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Mariele Neudecker, Nils-Udo, Alec Soth, James Turrell, Bill Viola und Melanie Wiora.
Nov 2012-Mar 2013
The Helsinki School artists Joakim Eskildsen, Sanna Kannisto, Ville Lenkkeri, Tuomo Rainio, Jari Silomäki and Petri Summanen are shown in an exhibition of works from the Kiasma collection titled Reality Bites – The document in contemporary art in Helsinki.
The Helsinki School artist Susanna Majuri is being presented with her solo exhibition Imaginary Homeland at MC2 Gallery in Milano.
Oct 2012-Jan 2013
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the renowned Finnish artist Elina Brotherus with a solo exhibition in Berlin in relation to the Month of Photography 2012. The title of the exhibition Artists at Work, refers to the corresponding series (2009) from which a variety of works will be displayed. Furthermore, a selection of photographs of Brotherus’ complete works will be presented. A reception will be held with the artist on Friday October 19, 2012. The exhibition is supported with a generous grant from the Finnish Embassy in Berlin, and during the exhibition the new monograph Artist and Her Model by Elina Brotherus will be released.
The group exhibition The Seventh Wave exhibits the works from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection which is the one of the most important art collections in Finland. The Collection represents cross-section of Finnish art from the 1940s to the present, it comprises approximately 3,000 works. The Helsinki School artists Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Anni Leppälä, Riitta Päiväläinen and Santeri Tuori take part in the group show at Taidehalli in Helsinki.
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the Finnish artist Mikko Sinervo with his exhibition Authentic Music from Another Planet. Sinervo’s most recently produced series Do the Stars Look the Same on the Other Side of the World? (2011–) is being shown in Berlin for the first time. Through the use of various photographic techniques, the artist of the Helsinki School pursues an aesthetic approach seeking to provide possible answers to matters that engrossed scientists and laymen alike.
The Helsinki School artists Nelli Palomäki and Susanna Majuri are included in the group exhibition POLAROID at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. Opening on Saturday August 18, 2012, 7–9pm. Welcome!
The Helsinki School artist Pernilla Zetterman is presented with her solo exhibition at Norrtälje Konsthall (SE) from August 18 until September 16, 2012.
The Helsinki School artist Ville Lenkkeri is presented in the group exhibition WIR SIND DIE ANDEREN at DZ Bank Kunstsammlung.
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the Finnish artists Tanja Koljonen and Jaana Maijala with their joint show Repetitive gestures. It is the first time for the two young Helsinki School artists to be exhibited in Berlin. The selection of works displayed in the exhibition is based on the artists' dealing with the notion of gestural repetition, which in both cases is formulated in a highly individual way.
The Helsinki School artist Hannu Karjalainen is presentend with a solo show at Sinne, Helsinki.
From the Press release:
The exhibition at Sinne presents a new body of works by Hannu Karjalainen that were made this spring while Karjalainen was on a Focus A-i-R residency in Oslo in Norway. During his residency, Karjalainen researched the work of the modern Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn and the public reception of his work. Karjalainen´s interest lies in tracing the architect´s visions, dreams and utopias and in examining how these have affected the people inhabiting his buildings.
The exhibition Landscape beyond the Border takes you on a trip to the landscapes of Lake Ladoga, the White Sea and the Olonets region. The artist group The Line of Myth – Marjukka Vainio, Riitta Virtanen and Erkki Murtonen – has explored and photographed rock art landscapes by Lake Onega and the White Sea. Other artists of the exhibition are painter Grigor Auer, Pekka Agarth and the group of “Aidon rajalla” of the Academy of Fine Arts.
The Helsinki School artist Mikko Sinervo is one of the ten nominees to participate in the group exhibition NEW NORDIC PHOTOGRAPHY 2012 at Hasselblad Center from June 8 to August 19, 2012.
Press text: New Nordic Photography 2012 presents a multifaceted picture of the field of contemporary photography in the Nordic region. Presented once more is the socially orientated documentary tradition that dominated last year’s exhibition, but this time nuanced to a higher degree by works that deal with photography’s role in science, theoretical reflections on the essence of photography itself and staged photography.
The selection of the participating artists was based on their works. The exhibition is centered around the coveted Victor fellowships. Two participants will be offered the opportunity of further studies and a studio residency in countries outside the Nordic region: Glasgow School of Art or the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York.
Mikko Sinervo writes about the exhibition "As a child I often looked at the stars. Against the dark there were all those bright spots blinking. As the minutes passed by more stars became visible, some smaller, some larger. I was overwhelmed by the simplicity of that beauty. But I still have the same question in my head. Do the stars look the same on the other side of the world?"
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present Helsinki School artist Sanna Kannisto with her solo exhibition Close Observer in Berlin.
Having always been interested in biology, natural history and the question of how science is trying to explain the world, Sanna Kannisto adopts methodological elements of scientific research to question its concept of how nature is approached. She amplifies her query by visually trespassing traditional portraiture of nature that usually depicts its objects isolated on white background. Through her concept of crossing both disciplines – science and art – Sanna Kannisto evolves a perspective that alerts to human’s sight of nature and its complexity.
In relation to Kannisto´s first major monograph Fieldwork, published 2011 by Aperture, the exhibition gives a broad overview of her oeuvre. Selected works from her series Close Observer (2008–2010) and Field Studios (2000–2010) are presented, including many of Kannisto´s most recent photographs. In addition, works from her series Act of Flying (2006), as well as Private Collection (2003–2006) are included.
Apr 2012-May 2014
You are cordially invited to the opening of Helsinki School artist Wilma Hurskainen’s solo exhibition at Gallery Kluuvi in Helsinki on Thursday, April 19 at 5–7pm, when Hurskainen's second monograph Heiress, published by Kerber Verlag, also will be released.
The Woman Who Married a Horse is a story about our longing to control something stronger than ourselves, told in the form of photographs and video. The young women so prevalent in Wilma Hurskainen’s photographic art are now sharing their twisted realities with horses.
In art horse is a symbol that does not seem to wear out with time; it rather seems to defy definitions. In her images Hurskainen borrows horse stories from girls´ books and folklore. The entity tells about the ability of the photograph to operate with shards of our visual world and still create something surpassing the commonplace, something dream-like.
Ola Kolehmainen is known for his large abstract architectural photographs, which encourage the viewer to take a fresh look at the environment. Everywhere there is heart-stopping beauty. An exhibition of Kolehmainen’s latest works will be opening at the Alvar Aalto Museum in March. Many of Ola Kolehmainen’s latest works are associated with Aalto buildings and thus continue his commentary on Aalto buildings that begun in the 1990s.
Mar 2012-May 2014
Gallery TAIK is delighted to announce the group exhibition NordLichtBilder – Vier junge Positionen der Helsinki School with works by the young Helsinki School artists Hannu Karjalainen, Anni Leppälä, Nelli Palomäki and Mikko Sinervo at Kunstverein Augsburg.
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the first solo exhibition with the Finnish artist Eeva Karhu in Berlin. The exhibition While unseen presents works from her series Impressio – Path, in which the artist compiles a period of time by accumulating the captured light and color.
The Helsinki School artist Eeva Karhu is being exhibited at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London in a joint exhibition with Kaoli Mashio. The exhibition is on view from February 10, 2012 until March 10, 2012.
The Helsinki School artist Milja Laurila will be presented in a solo exhibition at Forum Box in Helsinki.
This spring’s major exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography focuses on the Helsinki School artist Timo Kelaranta’s (b. 1951) long involvement with photography. As a photographer Kelaranta is a poet, a master of the abstract image and of minimalism, for whom the most important thing in a picture is its form. The content of the picture is also generated by the form. The light moulds the surface, scale and space of the objects into something that was not there before. The material appears immaterial. The pictures also include words: the titles are essential parts of the works.
The exhibition contains works spanning Kelaranta´s entire career, plus totally new, recently completed photographs. To counterbalance the abstract images, also on display are a small number of portraits of his friends and family. Kelaranta is not showing his production in chronological order, or even arranged into distinct themes, rather the relative order of the works is determined by visual considerations. The moment of looking is more important than the moment of photographing.
The Helsinki School artists Hannu Karjalainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Niko Luoma, Riitta Päiväläinen, Mikko Sinervo, Marjukka Vainio and Ea Vasko are exhibited in a group show at Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg. The exhibition is on show from January 27 until 17th of March 17, 2012. The exhibition has been curated by Olaf Otto Becker and co-curated by Timothy Persons.
Photographer, Artist Professor Marjukka Vainio (born 1953) is known for her photographs of plants displaying extreme sensitivity, beauty and a sense of transience. There is a great deal of mystery in her works, the invisible made visible. A new video installation designed for the museum´s exhibition space combines projected images with textile sculptures and light boxes.