Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2007.
29,50 x 24,50 cm hardcover
232 pages, 187 color illustrations
University of Art and Design, Helsinki (TaiK)
Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Miklos Gaál, Veli Granö, Ilkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Maarit Hohteri, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Jan Kaila, Ari Kakkinen, Aino Kannisto, Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Milja Laurila, Janne Lehtinen, Ville Lenkkeri, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Niko Luoma, Susanna Majuri, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Heli Rekula, Nanna Saarhelo, Pentti Sammallahti, Jari Silomäki, Mikko Sinervo, Marjukka Vainio, Ea Vasko, Pernilla Zetterman
Designed by:
Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
ISBN 978-3-7757-1888-2

Based on the success of volume one, the latest installment of The Helsinki School represents one of the most unique approaches to the state of conceptual photography today. Volume two is dedicated to sustaining the dialogue between one generation and another who have either taught, graduated, or attended the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. It will accompany an exhibition with venues all over the world. This unique, richly illustrated publication, based on a concept by Timothy Persons and Jorma Puranen also looks ahead to the emerging next generation.

The Helsinki School - Photography by TaiK

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2005
Format: 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages: 240 pages., ca. 180 color illustrations
Edited: the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TaiK)
Now: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Texts: Andrea Holzherr, Rupert Pfab, Timothy Persons,
Ferdinand Protzman, Jorma Puranen
Artists: Nanna Hänninen, Ilkka Halso, Ulla Jokisalo, Aino Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Janne Lehtinen, Niko Luoma, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Pentti Sammallahti, Jari Silomäki, Santeri Tuori
Language: English
Design by: Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
ISBN 978-3-7757-1575-1

Photography is one of the most successful items of cultural export in Finland. Now, for the first time, the internationally acknowledged artists are gathered together in one extensive book accompanying an exhibition travelling around the world. The Helsinki School presents works from over thirty different artists who have been studying or teaching at TaiK, the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The goal is to introduce a new approach to where photography is in Finland today. Based on a concept by Timothy Persons and Jorma Puranen the amply illustrated volume presents an astounding overview.

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.

The Helsinki School -
From the Past to the Future

Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2014
Format: 29.50 x 24.50 cm, hardcover
Pages: ca. 256 pages, ca. 180 illustrations
Texts: Holger Broeker, Alistair Hicks,Erika Hoffman-Koenige,
Andréa Holzherr,Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Pari Stave,
Christoph Tannert, Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
Graphic design by: Hannes Aechter
ISBN 978-3-7757-3901-6
Hatje Cantz

I find it amazing that after twenty years of existence, the Helsinki School cannot be defined by any one fixed point of view. Conceptually there is a red thread connecting one generation to another in the way they perceive and present their ideas but not necessarily in how they apply them.
Timothy Persons (introduction)

Following the first four volumes of the Helsinki School, this new publication looks back at the development of this group of photographers over the past twenty years and traces the emergence of the photographic tendency bearing this name.

In a collection of essays, international curators, art critics, and museum directors describe their encounters with the Helsinki School, from the first exhibitions in the late nineties to the youngest generation of photographers. A discussion between Timothy Persons and Alistair Hicks concludes these contributions. The texts are accompanied by installation shots from numerous international exhibitions, archival materials, books, posters, invitations, and most recent works by the different generations of artists.

Jorma Puranen
Icy Prospects

Published by: Gallery Anhava, 2006
Format: Softcover
Pages: 43 Pages
Text: Marjatta Levanto
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: English /Swedish
Exhibition catalogue

11 valokuvaajaa

Published by: Musta Taide, 3/1998
Format: Softcover
Pages: 128 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Ulla Jokisalo, Timo Kelaranta,
Jouko Lehtola, Jorma Puranen
Language: Finnish
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-22-7

Suomalainen valokuva 1996-1997
Finnish Photography 1996-1997

Published by: Musta Taide, 1997
Format: Softcover
Pages: 99 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Tiina Itkonen, Ola Kolehmainen,
Jouko Lehtola, Juha Nenonen, Jorma Puranen
Musta taide 1/1997
Language: Finnish
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-12-x

Photographs of Time and Place

Published by: the National Geographic Society, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 167 Pages
Text: Ferdinand Protzman
Artists: Ola Kolehmainen, Jorma Puranen, Ilkka Halso,
Riitta Päiväläinen, Arno Minkkinen, Jari Silomäki
Language: English
ISBN 0-7922-6166-6

Boundary Crossings

Published by: Musta Taide, 2/2005
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 111 Pages
Text: Taneli Eskola, Marketta Seppälä, Pauliina Raento
Artists: J.G.Granö, Pentti Sammallahti,
Jorma Puranen, Taneli Eskola
Language: Finnish /English
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-985i-66-9

Rumpu ja Kamera
The Drum and the Camera

Published by: Musta Taide, 2/1997
Format: Softcover
Pages: 100 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Timo Kelaranta,
Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Ari Saarto
Language: Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-14-6

Breaking the Ice
Contemporary Art from Finland

Published by: Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2006
Format: Softcover
Pages: 112 Pages
Artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Veli Granö, Tommi Grönlund/
Petteri Nisunen, Marja Kanervo, Tea Mäkipää, Esko Männikkö,
Jaakko Niemelä, Pertti Kekarainen, Jorma Puranen,
Seppo Renvall, Charles Sandison
Language: English / German
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 3-929790-74-2

Next Level
Helsinki Issue

Published by: Next Level projects Ltd, 2010
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Jorma Puranen, Niko Luoma, Santeri Tuori,
Elina Brotherus, Ola Kolehmainen, Hannu Karjalainen,
Ulla Jokisalo, Jyrki Parantainen, Pertti Kekarainen,
Milja Laurila, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri
Language: English
ISSN 1476-4369

Imaginary Homecoming

Published by: Pohjoinen Publications, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: English / Finnish
ISBN 9517493274

A book by Jorma Puranen, inspired by and drawing on an archive of late 19th-century portraits of the Sami people of Lapland at the Musee de l’Homme in Paris. Puranen traveled to the original source of the images in Northern Norway and reinserted his rephotographed images of the portraits in the Northern landscape, creating a sort of dialogue between past and present, and both a tapestry and continuum of existence, with portraits standing in for present-day Sami and appearing on trees, rocks, water, snow. Like much of contemporary Finnish photography that is conceptual, the body of work is extremely layered and resonant, both intellectually rigorous and emotional.

Alfa & Omega

Published by: Opus 12, 1989
Format: Softcover
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: Finnish / English
ISBN 952-90-1408-2

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

Daegu Photo Biennale 2010: Helsinki School

Published by: Daegu Photo Biennale 2010
Format: Softcover
Text: Walter Bergmoseer,  Timothy Persons
Artist: Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Aino Kannisto, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Janne Lehtinen, Jouko Lehtola, Niko Luoma, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Jyrki Parantainen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Heli Rekula, Mikko Sinervo, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang.
Exhibition catalogue

Jorma Puranen, varjoja ja heijastuksia =
shadows and reflections

Published: Sinebrychoff Art Museum, 2011
Format: hardcover, bound
Pages: 78 pages
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: Finnish, English
ISBN: 978951533383-4