The Helsinki School - A Female View
Pure girl power: the Helsinki School´s female photographers introduce themselves.
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Photography has in the meantime become one of Finland´s biggest exports. Graduates of Aalto University's Schlool of Art and Design in Helsinki exhibit their pictures around the globe. Also extraordinarily successful are previous volumes of The Helsinki School, a series devoted to these young artists and their works. Now, the fourth volume of the series focuses on female artists, inquiring into the possibility of a special female point of view. Innovative concepts and techniques as well as a variety of forms distinguish the work of this generation of photographers—the spectrum ranges from Tiina Itkonen´s documentary-style pictures of Greenland and Anni Leppälä´s theatrically staged interiors to the painterly nature studies by Sandra Kantanen. Timothy Persons presents the twenty artists and their highly individual artistic stances.
The Helsinki School, Vol. 4 - A Female View.
Edited by Aalto University - School of Art and Design, graphic design by Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein, texts by Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons
2011. c. 192 pp., ca. 190 color ills.
29.00 x 24.00 cm
pub. date: October 2011
The Helsinki School Young Photography by TaiK
"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 photgraphers from that talent forge way up north, TaiK, the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The school teaches a very special aprroach 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.
Dagmar Weiss / Carsten Benger
The Helsinki School
pub. date: July 2009
The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK
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.
Artists featured (selection):
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
The Helsinki School
pub. date: March 2007
The Helsinki School - Photography by TaiK
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.
Issued by the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TaiK),
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