Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Nov-Nov 2013


Eeva Karhu, Tanja Koljonen and Nelli Palomäki at Galleri Brandstrup in Oslo

The Helsinki School artists Eeva Karhu, Tanja Koljonen and Nelli Palomäki are having a group show titled The Helsinki School - A Female View at Galleri Brandstrup in Oslo.

Duration: November 7–November 24
Venue: Galleri Brandstrup
Address: Tjuvholmen allé 5, 0252 Norway
Opening hours: Monday closed
Tuesday–Friday, 12–5pm
Saturday–Sunday, 12–4pm
Contact information: Phone +47 22 54 54 54
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Nov-Dec 2013


Niko Luoma and Arno Minkkinen: The Finnish Frame of Mind

Arno Minkkinen and Niko Luoma are having a duo show at Galerie Valérie Bach in Brussels. In 2009, Galerie Valérie Bach organised a solo show with the Finnish photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen. For his second exhibition at the gallery, they propose a Finnish duo, comparing Minkkinen´s black and white self-portraits to his Finnish colleague Niko Luoma´s abstract compositions. Both artists are certain at one thing: it is about pure photography; what the lens sees is what the photograph becomes. Nothing more. No tricks.

Opening: November 7, 2013, 6–9pm
Nov 7–Dec 21, 2013
Venue: Galerie Valérie Bach
rue faider 6
1060 Brussels, Belgium
Opening hours: Thu–Sat, 11am–1pm / 2–7pm,
Wednesdays on appointment

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Nov-Dec 2013


Juha Nenonen – AU BORD...

Duration: Nov 07–Dec 20, 2013
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9am–8pm
Venue: Institut Finlandais
Address: 60, rue des Écoles
75005 Paris
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Nov 2013-Jan 2014


Niko Luoma – No Debris, No Ruin

Gallery Taik Persons is pleased to present Niko Luoma’s new solo exhibition in Berlin: No Debris, No Ruin. Niko Luoma is concerned, ultimately, not with "what is in front of the camera", but "what is inside of it". Focusing on the process as content, his works, based on a calculated, analogue technique of exposing a single negative to lines of light up to hundreds and even thousands of times, delve into the intrinsic qualities of the photographic medium itself.

Opening: Friday, November 1, 2013, 6–9pm,
Reception with the artists
Duration: November 2, 2013–January 11, 2014
Venue: Gallery Taik Persons
Address: Lindenstrasse 34, 2nd Floor, 10969 Berlin

Oct-Nov 2013


Tuomo Rainio – EMERGING 2013

The Helsinki School artists Tuomo Rainio takes part in a group show titled "EMERGING 2013" at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki.

Duration: Oct 31–Nov 24, 2013
Venue: Galerie Anhava (Sanomatalo)
Address: Mannerheiminaukio 3
00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening hours: Tue–Fri, 11am–5pm, Sat-Sun, 12–4pm
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Oct-Jan 2013


Ulla Jokisalo & Jyrki Parantainen at Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art

The Helsinki School artists Ulla Jokisalo and Jyrki Parantainen take part in a group show titled Thread and Paper at Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, in Vaasa. Kuntsi Museum of Modern art organizes an international group exhibition from October 2013 until January 2014. The exhibition presents Finnish and European visual artists working with photography, video art or paper art. The element of thread / paper is incorporated in each work as a material or as a symbol bearing different meanings. Unexpected ways of mixing different elements give shape to a variety of works with tangible form and staggering visuals. The exhibition will feature photographic works, video art and installations as well as paper cutouts.

Opening: Friday October 11 at 7– 9pm
Duration: October 12, 2013–January 5, 2014
Venue: Kuntsi Museum Of Modern Art
Address: Sisäsatama, 65100 Vaasa
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Oct-Nov 2013


To Remember – The Enigma of Memory

In the exhibition, artists Tristan Cai and Milja Laurila launch an inquiry into overlapping themes of memory and death culminating into biographical narratives. Working across diverse mediums of photography, sculpture and text, their distinct approaches and motivations weave an intriguing dialogue about critical nostalgia and its devices, which extend beyond the boundaries of personal histories into our immediate social environments. The exhibition is a parallel event of the Singapore Biennale 2013.

Duration: Oct 10—Nov 9, 2013
Venue: 2902 Gallery
Address: 222 Queen Street, #02-02
Singapore 188550
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Oct-Oct 2013


Jorma Puranen – Museum Meditations, Rehearsals for a Good Life, Landscapes in Full Colour

Opening: Thursday 3rd October 3, at 5–7pm
Time: October 3–27, 2013
Venue: Galerie Anhava
Address: Sanomatalo,
Mannerheiminaukio 3
00100 Helsinki
Opening hours:
Tuesday–Friday, 11am–5pm
Saturday–Sunday, 12–4pm
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Sep 2013-Jan 2014


Kiasma hits

The Helsinki School artists Elina Brotherus, Hannu Karjalainen and Jaana Maijala are shown in an exhibition of works from the Kiasma collection titled "Kiasma hits".

The Kiasma Hits exhibition pays tribute to the 15-year-old museum and to contemporary Finnish art. The show includes impressive art by nearly 50 artists. The “hits” selected from Kiasma´s collections lead us to the very foundations of contemporary art. Kiasma Hits is a review of Kiasma´s collections and of the history of Finnish contemporary art.

Time: 13th Collection Exhibition | 2nd Floor: September 27, 2013–January 19, 2014
Venue: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100, Helsinki
Opening hours:
Mon closed Tue, 10am–5pm, Wed–Thu, 10am–8.30pm,
Fri, 10am–10pm, Sat, 10am–6pm, Sun, 10am–5pm
Admission is free on the first Friday of the month 5–8.30pm
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Sep-Oct 2013


Mikko Rikala | Towards Nothing

Gallery Taik Persons is highly pleased to present Mikko Rikala´s first solo exhibition in Berlin: Towards Nothing.  "What are the possibilities of Man to observe and understand the world beyond the rational mind? This is the essential question Mikko Rikala seeks to instantiate through his photographic work. Epistemological by nature, Rikala´s enquiry examines the tension between "seeing" – equitable with the realm of physics and its sizeable dimensions as a form of rational knowledge – and "perceiving" – a conscious moment of subjective experience that presents a form of potentially irrational knowledge.

The logic of the irrational is based on his assumption of their mutually inclusive relationship in that "rational experiments can result in the discovery of something irrational". Rikala´s ultimate incentive is to transcend the limitations of human reason and intellect, and in turn conceive and make graspable that what we, on this side, feel is the unthinkable, unimaginable beyond of incommensurable space.
- Shao-lan Hertel

Duration: September 20–October 26, 2013
Venue: Lindenstrasse 34, 10969 Berlin, 2nd floor
Opening hours: Tue–Sat, 11am–6pm and upon request

Jun-Sep 2013


Milja Laurila & Maarit Hohteri at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum

The Helsinki School artists Milja Laurila and Maarti Hohteri take part in a summer group show titled Greatest of all is Love? at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku.

Falling in love steers relationships and opinions, love pushes us in different directions – or is forever. The exhibition Greatest of all is Love? is featuring reflections on love from 12 different artists. The oldest pieces on display are from the late 1990s, while the newest were just completed in spring 2013.

Duration: June 14–September 8, 2013
Venue: Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
Itäinen Rantakatu 38, Turku
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 10am– 6pm, Mon closed
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May-Jun 2013


Susanna Majuri – The Breath of Water

Opening: May 25, 2013, 6 pm
Duration: May 25–June 30, 2013
Venue: Macula – Centro Internazionale di Cultura Fotografica
Address: Scalone Vanvitelliano, Piazza del Monte (entrance from Via della Maternitá), Pesaro
Opening hours: Wed–Sun, 6–9pm

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May-Sep 2013


Maanantai Collective: Nine Nameless Mountains at The Finnish Museum of Photography

Maanantai Collective is a group of young artists from the Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Members of the group are:

Anne Golaz, 
Jonna Kina,
 Tanja Koljonen
, Jaana Maijala
, Juuso Noronkoski, Mikko Rikala
, Maija Savolainen
, Anne Yli-Ikkelä

In August 2012, the group travelled together to the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, where the Nine Nameless Mountains became their story:

“We wanted to explore and undermine the mythical position of the author in art and to find new approaches to our photographic expression. Our trip to the Lofoten Islands meant a successful rejection of the idea of the artistic creation being an individual effort. Instead, we relied on cooperation and openly sharing ideas. The idea was: if you are bold or stupid enough to lose yourself, you may end up finding something that you did not even think to look for.”

The photography book, Nine Nameless Mountains, will be published on 3 June 2013 by Kehrer Verlag. Nine Nameless Mountains will also be exhibited at the Alt+1000 photography festival in Rossinière, Switzerland, in July 2013.

Time: May 24–September 1, 2013
Venue: The Finnish Museum of Photography
Address: The Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1G, Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11am–6pm, Wed 11am–8pm, Mon closed
Meet the artists: The Night of The Arts, Thu August 22 at 6–7pm
Free admission!
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Apr-Jun 2013


Joakim Eskildsen: Jornada

The well-known series "Roma Journeys" by Joakim Eskildsen is now being exhibited at May Photography at MIS 2014, Museum of Image and sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Time: April 30–June 16, 2013
Venue: Museu da Imagem e do Som, MIS (Museum of Image and Sound)
Address: Avenida Europa, 158, Jardim Europa
São Paulo, Brazil
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Apr-Jun 2013


Nelli Palomäki at Gallery Taik Persons

The two Nordic galleries, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Edition and Gallery Taik Persons, are thrilled to announce that they are joining forces in a shared exhibition space in Berlin.

For their opening shows during Berlin’s Gallery Weekend, Niels Borch Jensen will present print works by Tacita Dean and Olafur Eliasson while Gallery Taik Persons will show works by the Helsinki School artist Nelli Palomäki who recently showed her work in major solo exhibitions at Ordrupgaard in Denmark (alongside Mary Cassatt) and at the Finnish Museum of Photography, and whose book Breathing the Same Air just was released in February at the renowned publishing house Hatje Cantz.

Time: 27 April –1 June, 2013
Venue: Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Edition / Gallery Taik Persons
Address: Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 11am–6pm and upon request


Apr-Jun 2013


Joakim Eskildsen – American Realities / Home Works

Gallery TAIK is thrilled to present a first insight to Joakim Eskildsen's most recent series American Realities (2011) and Home Works (in progress since 2005) in Berlin. These series represent two different approaches in Eskildsen's work. While American Realities was initiated through a project with TIME Magazine and took less than a year to complete, Home Works is again one of the artist's long-term projects, like his well-known body of work The Roma Journeys.

Time: April 26–June 1, 2013
Venue: Gallery TAIK
Address: Lindenstrasse 34, 2nd floor, 10969 Berlin


Apr-Apr 2013


Wilma Hurskainen: The Woman who married a horse at Northern Photographic Center in Oulu

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, the 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.

Opening: April 5 at 8pm
Artist talk by Wilma Hurskainen at 5pm at Rantagalleria
Time: April 6–24, 2013
Venue: Northern Photographic Center
Address: Rantagalleria
Hallituskatu 7, Oulu
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Mar-Aug 2013


Museum of Instability at the Helsinki University Museum

The working group of the exhibition Museum of Instability consists of five artists, four writers and a curator. The Artists Milja Laurila, Teemu Lehmusruusu, Ida Palojärvi ja Sakari Tervo have created new works for the exhibition. Researchers Eva Maria Korsisaari, Irma Luhta, Maija-Liisa Rönkkö and Heikki Vuorinen deal with the appearance of instability in their writings that are linked to their own areas of expertise and their scientific research processes at large. Anna Virtanen has curated the exhibition.

Time: March 22–August 31, 2013
Helsinki University Museum
Address: Snellmaninkatu 3
00014 University of Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue–Fri, 11–17; Sat–Sun, 11–16
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Mar-May 2013


Tuomo Rainio: The Reconfigured Image at The Finnish Museum of Photography

The Helsinki School artist Tuomo Raino (b. 1983) is presented in a solo exhibition entitled The Reconfigured Image at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland.

In his new works, the visual artist Tuomo Rainio explores the relationship between image and space. Rainio's works use as materials direct photographs, video, and computer programs of his own devising, as he discusses how insights gained in the bit-based space of digital photography can be captured in material form.

The exhibition will look at the various stages in Rainio's working process. The artist's notes, sketches and diagrams will concretely illustrate the technical and conceptual dimension of the works.

Time: March 15–May 19, 2013
Venue: The Finnish Museum of Photography
Address: Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 11–18; Wed, 11–20
Admission fees: 6/4 euros, under 18 for free
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Mar-Mar 2013


Ville Lenkkeri: "Distorted Shadows" at Breadfield Gallery in Malmö

The Helsinki School artist Ville Lenkkeri (b. 1972) is presented in a solo exhibition entitled Distorted Shadows at the Breadfield Gallery in Malmö, Sweden.

In this exhibition there are pictures gathered from several of Lenkkeri’s projects over the last ten or so years, dealing with the subjectively altered processes of representation. Sometimes reality turns into ridicule, sometimes it takes a form that is invisible to the senses, and sometimes the truth is playfully enhanced by the means of fiction and deliberate misunderstanding. For Lenkkeri the relation between the world and its image is not only problematic but also liberating, challenging and fascinating.

Opening: March 1, 2013
Time: March 1–21, 2013
Venue: Breadfield Gallery
Address: Föreningsgatan 49
211 52 Malmö
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Feb-Apr 2013


Tiina Itkonen - Ultima Thule

Gallery TAIK is thrilled to showcase works from the Finnish photographer Tiina Itkonen for the exhibition opening on February 15, 2013. The title of the exhibition refers to the artist´s search for her own "Ultima Thule", a term used to describe the concept of a place outside of the "borders of the known world", specifically in the Far North.

Time: 16 February - 20 April, 2013

Venue: Gallery TAIK
Address: Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin – Mitte
Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 12–6pm, and upon request

Feb-Apr 2013


Nelli Palomäki – Breating the Same Air

This spring, Ordrupgaard presents the exhibition "Nelli Palomäki – Breathing the Same Air" as the first solo exhibition by the artist in Denmark. Thus, the Danish public will have the opportunity to experience Nelli Palomäki's intense black and white portraits, which renders a return to the photography aesthetics of an earlier era with a unique beauty; conservative and rebellious at once.

Nelli Palomäki's second monograph "Breathing the Same Air" will be released in association with the exhibition by the renowned publishing house Hatje Cantz.

Opening: February 7, 2013
Time: February 8–April 1, 2013
Venue: Ordrupgaard
Address: Vilvordevej 110
DK 2920 Charlottenlund
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Jan-Apr 2013


New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School

Co-curated by Timothy Persons, the curator of Gallery TAIK, and ASF consulting curator Pari Stave, the exhibition brings together over 40 recent works by nine of the Helsinki School´s early to mid-career artists, of both emerging and international caliber: Pasi Autio, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppälä, Niko Luoma, Riitta Päiväläinen, and Mikko Sinervo.

Opening: Saturday, January 26, 6–8pm
Time: January 24–April 6, 2013
Venue: Scandinavia House
Address: 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
3rd Floor Gallery Opening hours:
Tue–Sat, 12–6pm (Wed until 7 pm)
Free admission
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Jan-Mar 2013


Helsinki School Group Exhibition at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin


Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, the Finnish Embassy in Berlin and Gallery TAIK are proud to present a group exhibition with five of the most promising artists from the very young generation of the Helsinki School: Eeva Hannula, Jaana Maijala, Tanja Koljonen, Nelli Palomäki, and Maija Savolainen. The opening reception of the exhibition, entitled At the End of the Rainbow, will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7–9pm

Time: January 17–March 3, 2013
Venue: Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Address: Rauchstr. 1
10787 Berlin, Germany
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri, 10am–7pm; Sat–Sun, 11am–4pm
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Jan-Apr 2013


Nelli Palomäki: Solo exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography

Nelli Palomäki's work will be presented in a comprehensive solo exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki.

In the spring season, the Finnish Museum of Photography will present the first comprehensive overview of the works of the photographic artist Nelli Palomäki (b. 1981). Palomäki has, in recent years, made a breakthrough both in Finland and internationally with her classically beautiful and magically moving portraits. The pieces to be exhibited include both the audience favourites and new intimate and delicate works.

The exhibition will coincide with the publication of a book, published by Hatje Cantz and entitled Nelli Palomäki: Breathing the Same Air.

Opening Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Time: January 16–April 21, 2013
Venue: The Finnish Museum of Photography
Address: Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 11–18; Wed, 11–20
Admission fees: 6/4 euros, under 18 for free
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Jan-Feb 2013


Niko Luoma: Solo exhibition in New York

The Helsinki School artist Niko Luoma (b. 1970) is presented in a solo exhibition entitled And Time Is No Longer an Obstacle at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York.

The exhibition will consist of selected works representing different series dating from 2009 through 2012. Luoma's most recent Ligeti series (2012) expands upon his rectilinear compositions from the Symmetrium series (2009) into complex, curvilinear entanglements of sweeping lines and contours. Conversely, his Motive series (2011) are stripped down to minimalist interpretations, with beckoning similarities to Frank Stella's Black Paintings.

Coinciding with this exhibition is the release of Niko Luoma's first monograph also entitled And Time is No Longer an Obstacle, published by and available through Hatje Cantz.

Opening: January 10, 2013
Duration: January 10–February 16, 2013
Venue: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Address: 505 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011
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