The Night of the Arts 2013 was celebrated at the Finnish Museum of Photography.
A rare Art Nouveau photograph has been revealed for the audience of Finnish Museum of Photography on Wednesday 23.10.2013, together with the publication of Harri Kalha’s new book Kokottien kultakausi.
The exhibition Surreal Illusionism got new blood from a fantasy portrait by photographer Leopold Reutlinger. In the picture varieté star Élise de Vère poses in the style of 1902.
In the installation A Game of Cards, which combines video projections and physical objects, a character is playing cards with his tormentor. A sense of horror and strangeness is part of the world of Juhana Moisander's work.
See the documentary of the installation.
Picks from the Collection is the series, which presents photographs belonging to the collection.
The Surreal Illusionism Opening 17.8.2013 was a success.
Welcome to our online exhibitions From Misty Morning to Composition – Art Photography in Post-war Finland and Nature Photographs of the Year in Finland.
Time Magazine selected the exhibition Surreal Illusionism for their Out there guide's August edition which presents the latest news on visual culture.
See the guide...
The exhibition was also included on the Pop Chart of Time Magazine U.S. edition's August 19 issue. The text next to three pictures reads:
"FANTASY MAIL. No, these early 20th century European postcards are not Photoshopped. But their creation involved similar techniques: artists penciled in backdrops, added hand tinting and mixed surreal drawings with actual photography to create dreamlike landscapes worthy of Sigmund Freud. Some 500 are on display at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki from Aug. 17 through Dec.15."
The Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography was set up by Finland`s main photographic organizations on 6.5.1969. The Museum’s first exhibition and storage spaces were at Korkeavuorenkatu Street 2 in Ullanlinna, Helsinki.
The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory
Address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 85, 00180 Helsinki
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Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11-18, Wed 11-20, Mon closed.
Admission fees: 8 / 6 €, Under 18 years-olds and exhibitions in Process-space: free entrance
Tue-Thu 10-15, reservations
Picture Service and library are closed 13.6.-13.8.2013.
Accessibility: The Museum is fully accessible.
The Cable factory is located 300 metres from Ruoholahti metro station. By Tram: 8, By Bus: 20, 21V, 65A, 66A
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