Exhibitions at Persons Projects

Tiina Itkonen | "Ice Has a Memory: Greenland's Vanishing Song Lines" (solo)
"By the Morning, the Butterfly Was Gone"
Ilkka Halso | Sanna Kannisto | Sandra Kantanen | Mikko Rikala (group)
On view until 3 September 2022

Tiina Itkonen
Qeqertarsuaq, Qaanaaq, 2019

Tiina Itkonen
Sunset, Savissivik, 2016

Tiina Itkonen
Home 12, Isortoq, 2017

Tiina Itkonen
Meqo and Malu washing William, Savissivik, 2018

Sanna Kannisto
Strong Breeze from North East, 2021

Sanna Kannisto
Phylloscopus collybita, 2021

Sanna Kannisto
Chloroceryle americana, 2019

Sandra Kantanen
Untitled (yellow leaves), 2013

Sandra Kantanen
Untitled (Lake 4), 2010


Sandra Kantanen
Untitled (Lake 9), 2012

Mikko Rikala
Wanderer, 2015

Mikko Rikala
An interval between two successive nights, 2019

Mikko Rikala
Vertical wave, 2021

Mikko Rikala
An autumn day by the river Po (after Nietzsche), 2021

Ilkka Halso
Restoration 10, 2005

Ilkka Halso
Restoration 6 (Inside Forest) , 2005

Tiina Itkonen
Ice Has a Memory: Greenland's Vanishing Song Lines, Installation View at Persons Projects, Berlin 2022

History

The Helsinki School represents far more than a selected group of photographers from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. It has been the model for a new approach to education as well as a vehicle for collaborative thought and cooperation. Even more, it is a shared vision that began as an experiment in the early nineteen-nineties and eventually evolved into one of the more recognizable teaching programs in the world.

Designed in part by myself, Jorma Puranen, and the then acting director of the school Yrjö Sotamaa, the program sought from the beginning to initiate and advance new career opportunities that were virtually nonexistent at the time for graduating MA photography students. Finland had just emerged from the devastating recession of the early nineteen-nineties and thus found itself in a moment of economic and cultural stagnation. The cultural climate for galleries was provincial and lacked international standards by which to measure itself.