In the work, the confirmation picture, a familiar item in Finnish family rooms, receives a new form. While posing for the camera, the models create a collective performance of identity.
A rite of passage is a symbolic shift from childhood to adulthood, but what do the images confirm? Do the portraits tell about expectations of adulthood or how adulthood is perceived?
The exhibition is made possible with support from Arts Promotion Centre Finland and The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK).
Tanja Konstenius (b. 1982) is a Stockholm-born, Finnish-Chilean visual artist based in Amsterdam. She mainly works with photography and video. Her works often explore themes related to otherness and identity.
The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory, The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki