Nanna Hänninen | Vanishing View

Nanna Hänninen | Vanishing View


Opening: Friday, 02 February 2024, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 03 February – 16 March 2024
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin

Persons Projects is proud to present Nanna Hänninen’s exhibition Vanishing View. In the selected works, Hänninen focuses on current environmental issues that affect global communities, while intrinsically warning all of a future that is fast approaching. Her minimalist work conceptually challenges our perceptions of climate change by exploring through photography the gradual disappearance of uniquely diverse ecosystems. Exploring these impacts, Hänninen combines different, seemingly detached objects and places. In merging these factors together, the artist has found her own way to visually address the urgency of climate protection.

The Helsinki School Perspective

Opening: Friday, 30 June 2023, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 1 July – 9 September 2023
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 34 and 35, 10969 Berlin

Persons Projects warmly welcomes you to our summer exhibition: The Helsinki School Perspective. The show is presented in both gallery spaces Lindenstr. 34 and 35, featuring a selection of artists, all of whom had pivotal roles in the beginning of the Helsinki School. The exhibition is dedicated to the historical aspect, exploring how these artists use the photographic processes as a voice for abstraction and a tool for interpreting their emotional landscapes. The Helsinki School platform was created by Timothy Persons in the 1990s, who became inspired by his experience with the Open Studio Concept that was popular during his graduate studies in the mid-1970s in Southern California. It grew to become the most extended sustainable educational platform of its kind consisting of 6 generations of selected MA students originating from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. There are now more than 180 monogram books and 6 volumes of the Helsinki School book that have evolved from this program. This exhibition is curated to reintroduce a new perspective on the conceptual roots that built The Helsinki School.
The Helsinki School Perspective
Refractive Landscapes

Refractive Landscapes


Exhibition: 27 April – 28 June 2023

Opening: Friday, 28 April 2023, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2023, Persons Projects is proud to present the group exhibition Refractive Landscapes. The show focuses on a selected group of artists from the Helsinki School who use abstraction as their mutual language in heightening our awareness of environmental changes in our natural surroundings. By using different photographic methods, the presented artworks capture the transformation of light through time and unveil the collective poses of change. Sharing an openness of form as well as a lack of sharpness of lines, the presented works bridge a conceptual dialogue between photography and painting that float on time, not in it.