Elina Brotherus at Bangkok Art Biennale 2020

Elina Brotherus at Bangkok Art Biennale 2020

We are delighted to inform you about Elina Brotherus' participation at this year's Bangkok Art Biennale featuring works from her series 12 ans après, Annonciation and Carpe Fucking Diem.

Dates: 26 October 2020 - 31 January 2021

Jaakko Kahilaniemi | Nature Like Capital

Persons Projects is pleased to announce the solo presentation of Jaakko Kahilaniemi's work at the Photographic Centre Nykyaika.

Exhibition: 31 October – 23 November 2020 
Venue: Photographic Centre Nykyaika 
Address: Kauppakatu 14, Tampere, Suomi
Jaakko Kahilaniemi | Nature Like Capital
Photo London Digital 2020

Photo London Digital 2020

Persons Projects is very pleased to announce our participation at this year's Photo London Digital 2020 and are most welcome to head over to the online art fair displaying works by several Helsinki School among Persons Projects artists such as

Grey Crawford | Tiina Itkonen | Sanna Kannisto | Niko Luoma | Jorma Puranen | Santeri Tuori ⁠

Dates: 7 – 18 October 2020

Jari Silomäki | Atlas of Emotions

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is delighted to inform about Jari Silomäki's solo exhibition Atlas of Emotions at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. The show will feature works from his same name series along with pieces from My Weather Diary (2001- ongoing).

Exhibition: 25 September 2020 - 6 January 2021
Venue: The Finnish Museum of Photography
Address: The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Jari Silomäki | Atlas of Emotions
Sandra Kantanen | Keeper of the Hearth

Sandra Kantanen | Keeper of the Hearth

Persons Projects is delighted to inform about the participation of the Helsinki School Artist Sandra Kantanen at the group exhibition Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph. The show is presented by the Houston Center of Photography.

Exhibition: 10 September 2020 – 10 January 2021
Venue: Houston Center of Photography
Address: 1441 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006, USA

Elina Brothers | Why Not? Solo exhibition at Weserburg Museum of Modern Art

Persons Projects is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Elina Brotherus. Why Not? will present an extended amount of Brotherus' photographic works and two videos. Within the exhibition, a further focal point is the new series Sebaldiana. Memento mori, which was created in 2019 on Corsica. 

Exhibition: 25 October 2020 – 21 February 2021
Venue: Weserburg Museum of Modern Art
Address: Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany

Elina Brothers | Why Not? Solo exhibition at Weserburg Museum of Modern Art
Kukka-Maria Rosenlund | Rosewater Park

Kukka-Maria Rosenlund | Rosewater Park

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is pleased to inform about Kukka-Maria Rosenlund's solo presentation Rosewater Park at Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki. In her works she contemplates upon the contradictions and expectations associated with beauty diving into the space between fantasy and reality.

Exhibition: 4 September – 27 September 2020
Venue: Photographic Gallery Hippolyte
Address: Yrjönkatu 8-10 courtyard, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Sanna Kannisto | Illusionary Observations

Helsinki School artist Sanna Kannisto is participating in the group show Illusionary Observations at the Museum of Photography Braunschweig. 

"The exhibition will present concepts that reference empirical, academic or scientific models for the representation of existential contexts while transferring these models into individual, poetic-illusionist pictorial worlds. The exhibition will address subjects ranging from the representation of identity, nature and culture to the virtual tools of Google and Apple for the depiction of urbanity in order to re-interpret these subjects artistically."

Exhibition: 11 July – 27 September 2020
Pre-visit: 10 July from 1 p.m.
Venue: Museum of Photography Braunschweig 
Address: Helmstedter Straße 1, 38102 Braunschweig, Germany
Sanna Kannisto | Illusionary Observations
Jorma Puranen | Museum Meditations

Jorma Puranen | Museum Meditations

Persons Projects is delighted to inform about the solo exhibition of Jorma Puranen Museum Meditations.
The extensive show at the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum presents works from Puranen's series Icy Prospects, Museum Meditations as well as Shadows, Reflections and All That Sort of Thing

Opening: 30 June 2020
Exhibition: 30 June – 8 November 2020 
Venue: Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum
Address: Itäinen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku, Finland

Miia-Mari Virtanen and Saana Wang at the Backlight Photo Festival

The Helsinki School artists Miia-Mari Virtanen and Saana Wang have been selected to participate in the 16th Edition of the Backlight Photo Festival 2020.
Backlight2020 is dedicated to present "photographic works, installations, augmented reality, virtual reality and multimedia projects that investigate and discover the connections between a multiplicity of our world’s realities, using science, technology and art."

The festival will take place from the 4 September – 8 November, 2020 in Tampere, Finnland in various locations. The main exhibition Related Realities will be presented in Gallery Himmelblau (Opening 4 September 2020).

In this context we are thrilled to especially congratulate Saana Wang for winning the third prize by the Majaoja Foundation at Backlight2020 with her work 2156!

Festival: Backlight Photo Festival 2020
Exhibition: 4 September – 8 November, 2020
Venues: Tampere Art Museum, Gallery Himmelblau, Visual Catalysts, the Culture House Laikku, Bénédicte Vanderreydt’s in Utero, Gallery Nykyaika, Ratina tunnel gallery.
Miia-Mari Virtanen and Saana Wang at the Backlight Photo Festival
Noora Sandgren | From Lab to the very Fiber of Life

Noora Sandgren | From Lab to the very Fiber of Life

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is pleased to inform about the solo presentation with Noora Sandgren From Lab to the very Fiber of Life at Väre Gallery V1 & V2.

Exhibition: 19 November – 7 December 2020
Venue: Värt Gallery V1 & V2 
Address: Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo FI

Kantanen, Leppälä, Puranen, Tuori | Rebooting Nature

Persons Projects is delighted to inform about the participation of the Helsinki School Artists Sandra Kantanen, Anni Leppälä, Jorma Puranen and Santeri Tuori at the group exhibition Rebooting Nature. The show is presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery London. 

Exhibition: 9 July – 2 September 2020 
Venue: Purdy Hicks Gallery 
Address: 35 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ UK

Kantanen, Leppälä, Puranen, Tuori | Rebooting Nature
Intersect Aspen 2020

Intersect Aspen 2020

Persons Projects is pleased to announce the representation of several Helsinki School artists at the Intersect Aspen 2020 online viewing rooms.

We represent works by:

Dates:
22 – 26 July 2020

Persons Projects Viewing Room: https://www.art-aspen.com/persons-projects 

Sanna Kannisto | Sense of Wonder

Persons Projects is pleased to announce the solo presentation Sense of Wonder with Sanna Kannisto in The Finnish Museum of Photography. 
The show will represent her photographic work over the span of 20 years, including Kannisto's extensive work at research stations in rainforests in South America and her more recent project at the Hanko bird observatory.

Exhibition: 10 June – 13 September 2020
Venue: The Finnish Museum of Photography 
Address: Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Sanna Kannisto | Sense of Wonder
Eeva Karhu | Surrounded by

Eeva Karhu | Surrounded by

The Turun Taidehalli presents Eeva Karhu’s solo exhibition Surrounded By. The show is exhibiting works from the series of the same title: "The series, called ‘Surrounded by’, was first conceived on a bicycle trip around Iceland. The physically challenging trip left its mark in the form of vivid memories that Karhu later worked into photographs in Finland. Karhu is inspired by the Romantic period, during which artists such as William Turner travelled the world in quest of the sublime, chasing powerful experiences in nature."

Venue: Turun Taidehalli
Exhibition: 17 July – 30 August 2020
Address: Vanha Suurtori 5, Turku, FI

Noora Sandgren – HENKO

The new exhibition Henko by Noora Sandgren is presented at Povagram, Lapua, Finland.

"Henko is diversified breath, a movement over various porous surfaces. It is a multi-ingredient happening of confluence and shared metabolism, with no clear boundaries or endpoint; we continue through one another, in a shared breath. In the exhibition different places, temporalities, and rhythms of motion overlap to create the overall composition, which was also influenced by the gallery space itself. The exhibition includes cameraless photograms, installations, and living images, also from spring 2020."


Exhibition: 23 June - 22 August 2020
Venue: Ostrobothnian Photography Centre (POVA)
Address: Kulttuuurikeskus Vanha Paukku, Vanhan Paukun tie 1
62100 Lapua
Website: http://www.pova.fi 
Noora Sandgren – HENKO
Ville Kumpulainena – The Voice of Objects

Ville Kumpulainena – The Voice of Objects

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of Ville Kumpulainen at the Hippolyte Studio. The show includes Kumpulainen's latest work from the series Shadow of Intimacy.

Exhibition: 3 July – 2 August, 2020 
Venue: Hippolyte Studio
Address: Yrjönkatu 8-10 courtyard, 00120 Helsinki, Finland 

Jyrki Parantainen at Fondamenta by Artissima

Jyrki Parantainen is presented in the Main Section of Fondamenta.


Fondamenta is a project based on the work of a fair in progress, to experiment with new ways of meeting and communicating, reacting to the transformations of the present. It is coordinated by the curators of Artissima 2020 and produced with galleries for galleries, which are the fundamental "fondamenta” (foundations) of the fair, the heart and fulcrum of the art market.

Dates: Online until 5 July 2020 

Jyrki Parantainen at Fondamenta by Artissima
Jaakko Kahilaniemi | Elina Brotherus – Fields of Finland in Colour

Jaakko Kahilaniemi | Elina Brotherus – Fields of Finland in Colour

Jaakko Kahilaniemi and Elina Brotherus are part of the summer exhibition Fields of Finland in Colour at Gallery Halmetoja. The show was curated by Veikko Halmetoja and addresses the notion of artificiality in the human-nature relationship. 

Exhibition: 26 June – 9 August 2020
Venue: Gallery Halmetoja 
Address: Kalevankatu 16, 00100 Helsinki FI 

Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (1991)

We at Persons Projects feel privileged to have the opportunity to introduce you to the edition box "MAA” by Jyrki Parantainen. First hand produced and signed in 1991, we feel compelled to rerelease the remaining editions to commemorate the exhibition Poetic Realities (up until the 25 June 2020).

This series consists of 11 photographic images from Parantainen’s Earth-Series (1981-1991) and reveals his earliest interventions into the Finnish landscape in a highly individual way.
These images reflect Parantainen’s unique process of working from his choice of sites to the laborious effort to integrate other materials into the works. His visceral combinations of different physical elements such as dry ice and ignited gasoline, create a surreal visual experience. He also used various organic materials from milk to chalk stone, ice and fire lit torches to transform his selected environments. Parantainen created these personal landscapes for the sole purpose of photographically capturing that one specific moment when these various elements merge together to form a Land Art experience.


Medium: Edition Box with Artist portfolio
Signature: Hand-signed by the artist
Format: 62 x 47 cm
Edition: 400

Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (1991)
Eeva Karhu: Polku | Paths

Eeva Karhu: Polku | Paths

Persons Projects is pleased to share the news about Eeva Karhu's publication Polku / Path. It is the first book-form presentation of her art.

Publisher: Parvs Publishing Ltd, August 2020
Texts: Timothy Persons (Foreward), Alistair Hicks
Format: 24 x 22 cm
Pages: 128
Language: English; Finnish
ISBN 978-952-7226-59-9

Through the layered structure of her photographs, Eeva Karhu reflects on time and its cyclic nature, using multiple exposures as her technique for recording time’s passage. Her art engages in the study of perception and cognition. The human eye and memory are not like a camera, which records everything unselectively, because the experiences relayed by our visual receptors are always coloured by our emotions and other sensory impressions. "I walk in a circle, on a path with no beginning or end. I photograph this path, where each new beginning is the horizon of the previous one. By layering my photographs, they form a collective image that documents my journey. In a sense, I record time and in so doing, I continue its movement forever.” 

Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye

Persons Projects is pleased to inform you about the new publication by Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye (Hatje Cantz, 2020).

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, June 2020
Graphic design: Juha Nenonen
Format: 25 x 29 cm
Language: English
Pages: 144 
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4791-2

Sanna Kannisto’s métier is nature photography. Like her role models, she considers herself both a scientist and an artist. And, in fact, her analytical gaze is in no way inferior to her creativity and passion. She creates moments of unusual beauty that also shed light on what has been previously concealed. Kannisto has her own method for taking pictures of birds, photographing the animals in front of a brilliantly lit, white background. Removed from their usual surroundings, every detail appears in matchless clarity, allowing for precise study. At the same time, this results in a unique visual aesthetic: the feathers glow brightly, the beating wings take on a majestic quality, and the deep black eyes of the birds seem to gaze hauntingly at the camera. The patience required to produce these pictures has paid off , since it is hard to imagine more beautiful photographs of birds.

Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye
Ville Kumpulainen and Niina Vatanen – Circulations | Reopened

Ville Kumpulainen and Niina Vatanen – Circulations | Reopened

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is thrilled to announce the participation of Helsinki School artists Ville Kumpulainen and Niina Vatanen at Circulation, the European Young Photography Festival.

Opening: 14 March, 2020, 2.00 – 8.30 pm
Exhibition: until 26 July, 2020
Venue: Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS
Address: 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France 

Kira Leskinen – Chroma

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is pleased to inform you about the upcoming solo presentation 'Chroma' with Helsinki School artist Kira Leskinen at Hippolyte Studio. 

Exhibition: 5 - 28 June 2020 
Venue: Hippolyte Studio 
Address: Yrjönkatu 8-10 sisäpiha, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Kira Leskinen – Chroma
A Fresh Breeze from The North – Extended Exhibition

A Fresh Breeze from The North – Extended Exhibition

Persons Projects is happy to inform about the extension of the Helsinki School exhibition 'A Fresh Breeze from The North' at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany. 
The group show with Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Sanna Kannisto, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Mikko Rikala and Santeri Tuori is open to the public until the 26 July, 2020. 

Venue: Kunsthalle St. Annen
Address: St. Annen-Str. 15, 23552, Lübeck, Germany
Exhibition: 26 January – 26 July, 2020 

Digital Story of 'A Fresh Breeze from The North'

Kunsthalle St. Annen now presents you the Digital Story of the current Helsinki School exhibition A Fresh Breeze from The North

The exhibition sets out to trace these landscape images and nature experiences. All Helsinki School photo artists represented here engage to a substantial degree in the subject of nature or landscape: Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jaakko Kahilianiemi, Sanna Kannisto, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Mikko Rikala, and Santeri Tuori. An awareness of the links between nature and culture and an intuitive sense of space is apparent in all of these works.

Venue: Kunsthalle St. Annen
Address: St. Annen-Str. 15, 23552, Lübeck, Germany
Exhibition: 26 January – 26 July, 2020 
Digital Story of 'A Fresh Breeze from The North'
Online Viewing Room | Timo Kelaranta

Online Viewing Room | Timo Kelaranta

We would like to invite you to visit both our exhibitions online. 

Timo Kelaranta exercises his own sense of essentiality in how he defines one moment in time. Think of his photographs as words within his own visual poem.

Please follow the link below for an interactive tour:

Please contact us via berlin@personsprojects.com, should you wish to receive extended material and information. We will gladly assist you with your requests.

Online Viewing Room | Jyrki Parantainen

We would like to invite you to also visit our current exhibition Poetic Realities with Jyrki Parantainen online.
The selected works reflect Parantainen’s interest in how we define our internal viewpoints in order to understand our emotional horizons.

Please follow the link below for an interactive tour:

Please contact us via berlin@personsprojects.com, should you wish to receive extended material and information. We will gladly assist you with your requests.
Online Viewing Room | Jyrki Parantainen
Susanna Majuri

Susanna Majuri

We are deeply touched by the news of Susanna Majuri’s passing 1978-2020. She played a major role in leading her generation of artists evolving from the Helsinki School in establishing their works worldwide. Susanna was a visual poet who used her photographs as portals into her world of dreams, fantasies and self reflection. 

Kahilaniemi, Noronkoski, Rikala and Vatanen - Nurture, Nature

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is excited to inform you about "Nurture, Nature" a show with Jaakko Kahilaniemi,  Juuso Noronkoski, Mikko Rikala and Niina Vatanen at davidbehning galerie. 

Opening: 13 March 2020
Exhibition: 14 March – 13 June, 2020
Venue: davidbehning galerie
Address: Ackerstraße 199, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany 
Kahilaniemi,  Noronkoski, Rikala and Vatanen - Nurture, Nature
Grey Crawford  - Explorations

Grey Crawford - Explorations

Persons Projects is pleased to inform you about the participation of Grey Crawford in the exhibition 'Exploration' at the Turku Museum. The show is dedicated to the presentation of the Lars Göran Johnsson Collection. 

Exhibition: 24 January - 17 May, 2020 
Venue: Turku Museum
Address: Aurakatu 26, 20100 Turku, Finland

Arno Rafael Minkkinen's book won the German Photo Book Award 2019/20

We are pleased to announce that Arno Rafael Minkkinen's book won the gold prize of the German Photo Book Award 2019/20. Please find more information on the publisher's website.  
Arno Rafael Minkkinen's book won the German Photo Book Award 2019/20
ARCO Madrid 2020

ARCO Madrid 2020

Persons Projects is thrilled to announce the participation at ARCO Madrid 2020. 


Dates: 

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Thursday, 27 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Friday, 28 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Sunday, 1 March 2020 from 12 – 8 pm


Location 

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

Av. del Partenón, Nº 5

28042 Madrid

Spain 


Booth: 9C08


We are presenting works by: 

Grey Crawford | Tiina Itkonen | Ville Kumpulainen | Janne Lehtinen | Dominik Lejman | Niko Luoma | Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Finnbogi Pétursson | Jorma Puranen | Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Noora Sandgreen | Santeri Tuori 

Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Finnbogi Pétursson | Hafið - Reflections of the sea

Persons Projects is pleased to inform about the participation of Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Finnbogi Pétursson in the exhibition Hafið - Reflections of the sea, presented by the Nordic Embassy.

Opening: Thursday, 13 Feburary 2020, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition: 14 February – 18 April 2020
Venue: Nordic Embassies - Felleshus
Address: Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin

Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Finnbogi Pétursson | Hafið - Reflections of the sea
Paris Photo New York 2020 | Postponed

Paris Photo New York 2020 | Postponed

Persons Projects is delighted to announce the participation at Paris Photo New York 2020. 

Dates: 
Postponed until further notice. Please find the official statement here.

Location:
Pier 94
711 12th Ave, New York
NY 10019
United States

Booth: B19

We are presenting works by: Grey Crawford | Zofia Kulik | Santeri Tuori 

Noora Sandgren and Ulla Jokisalo - Polku

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is happy to announce the participation of Ulla Jokisalo and Noora Sandgren at the group-show Polku at Hippolyte Korjaamo. The exhibition Polku explores the flux-like dimension of photography and the essayistic approaches in art. Further participants are Aura Saarikoski, Lina Jelanski, Otto-Ville Väätäinen, Heli Rekula, Jussi Kivi and Heidi Strengell.

Venue: Cultural Factory Korjaamo Gallery
Exhibition: 18 January – 1 March 2020
Address: Töölönkatu 51 A–B, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Noora Sandgren and Ulla Jokisalo - Polku
Santeri Tuori – Time Is No Longer Round

Santeri Tuori – Time Is No Longer Round

Publishing Date: Feburary 2020
Publishing House: Hatje Cantz
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4701-1

"At first glance the photographer Santeri Tuori’s pictorial world appears to be timeless. On second glance, however, it becomes clear what is going on. Tuori’s compositions of trees, tangled branches, and clouds are sophisticated montages made up of countless photos arranged sideby-side or on top of each other. This results in nearly abstract, fascinatingly complex images of nature; because it harmonizes with the sublime depiction of nature, the process of seeing transcends itself."


Unfold – The Finish Museum of Photography

UNFOLD

17 Jan – 22 Mar, 2020

Artists:
Janne Körkkö | Laura Laasik | Linda Lehtovirta | Marina Losada | Mark McGuinness | Sirja Moberg | Kristiina Mäenpää | Jussi Nahkuri | Joel Nieminen | Emilia Pennanen | Teea Saanio | Nora Sayyad | Jenni Toivonen
Unfold – The Finish Museum of Photography
A Fresh Breeze from the North - The Helsinki School at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck

A Fresh Breeze from the North - The Helsinki School at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck

Persons Projects | The Helsinki School is happy to announce the participation of a group of artists of The Helsinki School in the exhibition A Fresh Breeze from the North.

Venue: Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck
Opening: 25 January, 3 pm
Exhibition: 26 January – 24 April 2020 
Address: St. Annen-Str. 15, 23552, Lübeck
Participating artists: Elina Brotherus | Joakim Eskildsen | Ilkka Halso | Tiina Itkonen | Jaakko Kahilaniemi | Sanna Kannisto | Anni Leppälä | Susanna Majuri | Riitta Päiväläinen | Jorma Puranen | Mikko Rikala | Santeri Tuori

ANEKS

Exhibition: 10 January – 2 February, 2020
Venue: Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo, Finland
Participating Artists: Alisa Javits, Eeva Suorlahti, Kira Leskinen, Noora Sandgren, Sofia Pyy

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is pleased to announce the participation of Helsinki School artists Noora Sandgren and Kira Leskinen at the show ANEKS. ANEKS is an exhibition which addresses the theme of collaboration and explores the possibilities of sharing the artistic work.
ANEKS