In the pictures in the exhibition the rules of everyday life are broken, with strange juxtapositions and familiar objects used in disruptive ways. A human body and a broom, a hanger or cutlery are given new roles in relation to one another. The very existence of the artist, who appears as herself in the pictures, calls into question the unwritten rules that seem to assume that everyone will fit into the same mould. In the artist's own words, the exhibition is an ode to the village idiots, to those who do not allow the rules to confine their existence.
MEET THE ARTIST: Iiu Susiraja talks about her exhibition (in Finnish) on Sunday 6.2 at 2pm. Museum entrance fee.
Susiraja's works will also be shown in the Alice in Wonderland exhibition, produced and curated by the Finnish Museum of Photography, as part of Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011. The exhibition is being shown at Logomo, Turku, 16.1-18.12.2011. Further details of the Alice exhibition: www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi.
Alice's living room in the Process space 14.1 - 6.3.2011.
The atmosphere of the Alice in Wonderland exhibition can also be experienced in the Finnish Museum of Photography's Process Space, which has been turned into a comfortable Alice living room. Visitors can lounge around, read Alice in Wonderland literature and exhibition catalogues, and watch Anneli Nygren's Pyykki-teos (Laundry-Work) on TV. Also one of Iiu Susiraja's works, Al dente (2010), is on display in the living room.