Pigment print on aluminum
62 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Opening: 19.4.2012, 5 - 7 p.m.
Venue: Helsinki Art Museum / Kluuvin galleria, Unioninkatu 28 B, FI-00100 Helsinki, (inner yard, 4th floor)
Opening times: Wed-Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Further information: www.helsingintaidemuseo.fi
You are cordially invited to the opening on Thursday, April 19 at 5-7 p.m. during which Hurskainen's second monograph Heiress, published by Kerber Verlag, will be released.
´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 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.