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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Finnish contemporary
Hannu Karjalainen

Published by: StatoilHydro art programme, 2009
Format: Softcover
Artists: Hannu Karjalainen
Language: English
Exhibition catalogue

The Helsinki School Young Photography by TaiK

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009
Format: 29,50 x 24,60 cm hardcover
Pages: 192 pages., ca. 192 color illustrations
Edited: University of Art and Design, Helsinki (TaiK),
Now: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Texts: Timothy Persons, Katrin Hiller von Gaertringen and Janne Gallen-Kallela-Sirén
Artists: Pasi Autio, Wilma Hurskainen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Milja Laurila, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Tuomo Rainio, Mikko Sinervo, Ea Vasko, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang, Dagmar Weiss / Carsten Benger, Pernilla Zetterman
Language: English
Design by: Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
ISBN 978-3-7757-2404-3
http://www.hatjecantz.de/the-helsinki-school-2309-1.html

"Do we need a fresh wind? Then hold on, here it is. Even more, it is a literal storm of images that is blowing our way from Finland." This is what the German Press Agency wrote about the first two volumes of the Helsinki School series, which triggered a great deal of enthusiasm, even outside of the photography scene. The new third volume continues in this vein, introducing promising young photographers from that talent forge way up north, TaiK, the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The school teaches a very special approach to photography: not just particular ways of thinking about it, but also the notion of the camera as a conceptual tool - and all of this allows each generation a chance to reinvent itself. In this new volume, Timothy Persons and Katrin Hiller von Gaertringen introduce seventeen young artists and their incredibly multifaceted, experimental works of great technical perfection.

Jorma Puranen
Icy Prospects

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009
Format: 30.90 x 27.60 cm, hardcover
Pages: 120 pages, 77 illustrations, 69 in color
Texts: Jorma Puranen, Liz Wells
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: English
Design by: Jorma Hinkka
ISBN 978-3-7757-2472-2
Hatje Cantz

“In Icy Prospects I have expressly reflected on the nature of the painterly, the sublime, and the mysterious.” Jorma Puranen

His latest series, Icy Prospects, was inspired by the ways the great explorers as well as today’s tourists to the North Pole are fascinated by the arctic landscape. Puranen painted a board with black, high-gloss acrylic and then took long exposures of the icy landscapes mirrored in this wooden surface. The results are extremely painterly, highly aesthetic, fragmented impressions of nature in which the ground, the brushstroke, and the reflection are inseparably superimposed. In this way, the photographer creates a relationship between the philosophical concept of the “sublime terror” of the forces of nature and his own experience of life in these regions, typifying the north as a projection surface for fantasies and the imagination.

Pernilla Zetterman
Behave

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009.
Format: 24.90 x 22.70 cm, clothbound
Pages: 112 pages, 54 color illustrations, 3 foldouts
Texts by: Helene Boström, Urs Stahel
Edited by: Helene Boström,
Graphic design by: Sandberg & Timonen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-2467-8
Hatje Cantz

Swedish photographer Pernilla Zetterman’s first monograph Behave opens with two stark images. The first is a tabletop photograph of a mouthguard – the type used to prevent teeth grinding – glistening against a solid black background. The second is a seated figure tightly wound in a garment with its arms wrapped around its back. These images function as the dramatic prologue to an intense visual exploration of behavioral patterns, origins and contours of identity, performance, control and regimentation.

Using two powerful battlegrounds for identity making, the home and the sports arena, Pernilla Zetterman (*1970 in Stockholm) explores how the details of a discipline, a behavior or a sport, act as the grammar for a language to be studied and learned, taught and passed down to future generations – of daughters or athletes.

Nelli Palomäki - Elsa and Viola

Edited by: The Paulo Foundation publication, 2009
Format: 27cm x 24cm/ edition of 350
Artist: Nelli Palomäki

Young Artist of the Year - Hannu Karjalainen

Published by: Tampere Art Museum, 2009
Format: hardcover
Pages: 47 pages
Edited by: Elina Bonelius
Artists: Hannu Karjalainen
Series: Tampereen taidemuseon julkaisuja 134
Language: Finnish, English
ISBN 9789516094062

In Natura: A Finnish Trilogy

Published by: Photology, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 80 Pages
Artist: Ilkka Halso, Janne Lehtinen, Jorma Puranen
Language: Italian
ISBN-13: 978-8888359403
ISBN-10: 8888359400

Ola Kolehmainen
A Building Is Not a Building

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009.
Format: 34.20 x 28.70 cm, hardcover
Pages: 132 pages, 88 colored illustrations
Texts by: David Elliott, Alistair Hicks, Timothy Persons
conversation with the artist by Arja Miller, Taru Tappola
Artists: Ola Kolehmainen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-2366-4
Hatje Cantz

I do not photograph architecture. I use it as raw material. - Ola Kolehmainen

Ola Kolehmainen’s photographs are extraordinarily minimal and almost exclusively depict sections of building façades. They are organized according to strict principles of order, showing rows of repetitive basic patterns or symmetrical constructs. The Minimalist austerity of these images is occasionally broken by elements that circumvent this formalism: trees or houses mirrored in the façades. Kolehmainen’s works are produced using the Diasec process, which means that the environment is reflected in the surface of the photos as well as in the images themselves—a calculated component of his work.

This volume presents many new, previously unpublished photographs, including two monumental five- and eight-part works by the artist. Ola Kohlemainen (*1964 inHelsinki) is a noted member of the Helsinki School, and he primarily regards his works not as photographs of specific objects, but as objets d’art.

Internal and External Landscapes,
Helsinki School

Published by: Shiheido Gallery /
Shiseido Corporate Culture Department, Tokyo, 2009
Texts: Timothy Persons
Language: English /Japanese
Artists: Tiina Itkonen, Sandra Kantanen,
Susanna Majuri, Anni Leppälä

Janne Lehtinen
Night Shift

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009.
Format: 30.50 x 22.80 cm, hardcover
Pages: 112 pages, 80 color illustrations
Text by: Ritva Röminger-Czako
Language: English
Out of Print
ISBN 978-3-7757-2196-7
Hatje Cantz

Hatje Cantz is pleased to be able to present Night Shift, the Helsinki School photographer’s third publication with Hatje Cantz, after Sacred Bird and The Descendants. The setting of Lehtinen’s latest project is a small city in Finland. Between January and December 2006, the photographer prowled its streets at night, camera in hand, and in the process, he also took portraits of the father at six o’clock in the morning, just as he was coming off his night shift at a paper mill. Reality and fiction are blended; real events from the past are revived in staged images. As in his earlier, autobiographically tinged series of works, Lehtinen photographs poignantly reveal the actualities of childhood and make the bonds between the generations visible.

Ville Lenkkeri
The Place of No Roads

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009.
Format: 27.80 x 23.60 cm, hardcover
Pages: 144 pages, 75 color illustrations
Text by: Ville Lenkkeri
Artist: Ville Lenkkeri
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-2399-2
Hatje Cantz

The artist Ville Lenkkeri made several visits to two Russian towns on Spitzbergen. To him, a now-deserted mining settlement appeared “not as a depressing . . . scar on the Arctic landscape, but as a formerly just and happy commonwealth . . . where competitive hierarchies had been abolished in favor of equality.” The journey became a “personal quest for alternative ways of living,” the place itself “a utopia in many respects, not least for having failed to exist” (Ville Lenkkeri).

Hatje Cantz published Lenkkeri’s debut book, Reality in the Making, in 2006, and the reception was enthusiastic: “If the strength of Finnish photography is in gathering together irony, skillful craftsmanship, humor, and reflection on media, then it has found one of its most talented representatives in Ville Lenkkeri,” wrote PHOTO International.

Riitta Päiväläinen
Imaginary Meetings

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2009.
Format:  31 x 24.5 cm, hardcover
Pages: 88 pages, 60 color illustrations
Text by: Andréa Holzherr
Artist: Riitta Päiväläinen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-86828-080-7
Kehrer Verlag

Finnish photographer Riitta Päiväläinen’s work could be defined as the emotional archaeology of the ordinary. Using old clothes she finds in secondhand shops and flea markets, Päiväläinen creates installations in landscapes and photographs them. For Päiväläinen, the clothes are vestiges of human beings, retaining traces of the history of the person who wore them long after being discarded. The garments represent both the presence and the absence of their former owners. Päiväläinen uses the properties of the landscape in Finland, England or Japan, as a stage for displaying the clothes. By soaking them in water and placing them outside in the Finnish winter, for example, the garments freeze solid, filling out as if someone were wearing them. This gives them a sculptural quality and opens manifold metaphorical and narrative possibilities.

Pure Magazine

Published by: Publishing and Design Group, 2009
Format: softcover
Pages: 159 pages
Artist: Kalle Kataila
Language: Polish /English

Santeri Tuori
Metsä Forest

Published by: EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 2009
Format: Softcover
Pages: 126 Pages
Artist: Santeri Tuori
Publication series of EMMA 21/2009
Language: English / Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 978-952-5509-21-2

Helsinki School:
Neue Fotografie aus Finland

Published: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Hatje Cantz, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 230 pages
Texts: Holger Broeker, Andréa Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Artists: Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Pertti Kekarainen,
Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Pernilla Zetterman
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 3775718885
ISBN 9783775718882

355 memories

Published by: Musta Taide 2009.
Artist: Milja Laurila
Language: English
ISBN 9789529851959

Aletheia
Positions in Contemporary Photographies

Published by: Helsinki Art Museum, 2009
Format: Softcover
Pages: 78 Pages
Text: Janne Gallen-Kallela-Sirén, Elina Heikka, Jan-Erik Lundström
Artist: Nanna Hänninen, Jari Silomäki
Helsinki City Art Museum's Publications N:o 107
Language: English / Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 978-951-8965-80-3