Ea Vasko | Reflecting Spatiality

Ea Vasko | Reflecting Spatiality

Opening: 15 March 2024, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 16 March – 20 April 2024
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin

Ea Vasko can easily be called one of the most innovative artists from the Helsinki School. She has been working abstractly since the beginning of her artistic career, with her work taking an outstanding position within the Finnish art scene of the early 2000s. Even now, Vasko remains one of the few artists from this platform that continues to operate outside of figurative art. Staying true to her initial ideas, her work questions the basic principles of photography from the act of seeing to the objectivity of an image. Furthermore, she interrogates the different mechanisms of human perception, such as valuation or categorization. Vasko’s interests lie in an urban environments ability to fluidly move and change over the course of time. She utilizes reflections as a method of testing the limits of abstraction, sometimes driving her initially figurative subjects to a point beyond recognition. The exhibition will present a selected group of works, all which deconstruct various aspects of architecture and spaciality, and investigate further into our relationship towards urban space and space that is not perceived at all.

Mikko Rikala | So Little Changed, So Little Remained

10 September - 2 November 2024
Opening 13 September 6 - 8pm
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35

Mikko Rikala's solo exhibition titled "So Little Changed, So Little Remained" at Persons Projects presents a captivating exploration of memory and touch through the lens of contemporary conceptual art photography. Throughout Mikko Rikala’s career, he has focused on different conceptual ways of visualizing the passage of time. Wind, tides, seasons, and many other various means found in nature find their story in his creative language. In Rikala’s most current series, he utilizes collected objects both natural and man-made from his childhood that carry a memory for him. The photographs depicting his hands touching this assortment of objects are symbolic of the act of releasing the memories embedded in their history. They all play a part in Rikala’s relationship with his approach to humanity and the natural order within the world we coexist with. "I have been collecting small items from both the natural and man-made worlds since I was a child. Each of these objects has a story behind them. By touching and looking at these objects, I am activating my memory. Similar to how seashells and coins are part of a greater natural system, my memories are intertwined with a collective memory that shapes and sustains our humanity," explains the artist. Part of this project was recently shown at the Prix Photoforum exhibition at Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel in Switzerland.
Mikko Rikala | So Little Changed, So Little Remained
Save the Date : Images that Fall from the Sky – The Helsinki School

Save the Date : Images that Fall from the Sky – The Helsinki School

Exhibition: 8 August – 5 October 2024

Opening: 8 August 2024 and  6 September 2024 (in the frames of Sopot Photography Festival)

Venue: State Gallery of Art, Sopot, PL