BIG EXHIBITION SPACE
Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves
August 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Left - Alec Soth: Misty, 2005, sarjasta Niagara.
An American photographer, Magnum photojournalist, Instagrammer and self-publisher – Alec Soth (b. 1969) is an all-round photography professional who seeks to encounter his audience through different formats from social media to museum exhibitions. It’s no wonder that he is one of the most talked about photographers of the 2010s.
The exhibition Gathered Leaves brings together the four major works that brought Soth to the forefront worldwide. Sleeping by the Mississippi, Niagara, Broken Manual and Songbook, all photographed between 2004 and 2014, introduce the viewer to poetic studies of people whom Soth has encountered in small towns, suburbs, wilderness and national landscapes.
At a time when we are flooded with more photos than ever before, Soth uses his talents to gather the leaves of a disjoined reality into a single arresting collection.
The exhibition is part of the Helsinki Festival programme.
Bil. Sandusky, Ohio, 2014, from Songbook © Alec Soth
Project space exhibitions 2016
Exhibitions at our Project space are chosen every year in an open call for artists. In 2015, we received a record number of applications: 300. Almost half of the applications were by non-Finnish artists.
The overall quality of the applications was very high, and choosing five exhibitions out of 300 was not an easy task.
Jaakko Kahilaniemi: 100 Hectares of Understanding
June 10 – August 28, 2016
Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi: Conclusions (2014), from the series 100 Hectares of Understanding
Jaakko Kahilaniemi inherited 100 hectares of forest in 1997, but never really thought about what it means. In his series of photographs and drawings he creates a visual world to help understand what ownership, forest and change in perception mean. In the series, Kahilaniemi examines the responsibilities and the knowledge that forest ownership brings.
Kahilaniemi (b. 1989) has graduated from the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2014 and currently studies at Aalto University.
YYY photography magazine
September 2 – October 30, 2016
Photo: Katri Naukkarinen
"If XXX refers to sexuality and ZZZ refers to sleeping, and YYY is in between these two, then YYY must also include the life of it's two neighbours", Katri Naukkarinen says.
YYY is an experimental art photography magazine, founded by artist Katri Naukkarinen. Names of other collaborating artists in the project will be revealed later.
Katri Naukkarinen (b. 1984) has graduated as Master of Arts from Aalto University in 2015.
Charles-Henry Bédué: Virtuous Circle
November 6, 2016 – January 2017
Photo: Charles-Henry Bédué, from the series Virtuous Circle
Charles-Henry Bédué's series examines the life of a photographic work of art, and the connections and exchange it creates. What happens when the photograph, created by the artist, becomes an item owned by the buyer? What kind of a role will the photograph have in the everyday life of the new owner?
Charles-Henry Bédué lives and works in Paris.