Past exhibitions

2015
Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship and forms of collaboration in contemporary photography and film making practices. The six artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives through the specificity of lens-based media.
2015
The retrospective exhibition on Hannele Rantala (b.1952), The End of the Wonderful Times, will comprise works dating between 1975 and 2015 and will offer a comprehensive overview of Rantala's 40-year career as an artist. Many of the works in the exhibition are having their debut showing in Finland.
2015
In the exhibition Reinterpreting the Frame, new artworks are shown together with their inspirational origins. The roots of these works by five young Finnish artists go back to old archival images from the Museum’s collections.
2015
The first exhibition of the festival of political photography (PVF) will present series from seven photographers from around the world who all want to make statements about social issues they find important. Most of the series are being shown in Finland for the first time.
2015
A photographic artist, researcher, photojournalist, teacher, and developer of artistic research – the extensive influence of Leena Saraste (born 1942) on Finnish photography cannot be overstated.
2015
Family Album features a series of family portraits with children from divorced families. The main character of each photograph is a child whose parents have divorced. The children have invited everyone they feel belongs to their family to join in the portrait. They have also arranged the family members as they have seen fit.
2014–2015
The series In the Playroom brutally shows that it is hard to build a protective bubble around children. Hobin's works often deal with the darker aspects of childhood and incorporate references to cinema, history or popular culture. Children act out September 11 and re-enact the Abu-Ghraib torture scene, as publicised by the media. A little girl, wearing a plastic tiara, sits, with knees bleeding, in front of a boy, dressed as a reporter.
2014–2015
The Internet has fundamentally changed photography. Never in history have people created so many photographs to such vast and immediate audiences as today. Never before has the individual snapshot taken by ordinary men and women had such global political impacts. Photographs have become integral in…
2014
Everyday routines, what are they? Clipping our nails, brushing our teeth, and eating are things we constantly do, but seldom think about.
2014
Arttu Merimaa discusses the relationship between artistic actions and objects and the artist. In a video essay, which verges on the documentary, Merimaa remakes a clay sculpture that he made as a child but that was later lost. The artist tries to recreate the sculpture, which depicts a cave, to…
2014
Objects on Oil brings to the fore the fossil basis of human experience, economic activity, and industrialised societies more widely, and the breaks in our understanding related to this material foundation.
2014
‘Ecological fallacy’ is a statistical term that is defined simply as an error in reasoning. Hence the title of the exhibition refers to an error or a mistaken assumption in the interpretation of statistical data. The artworks in this biennial investigate analogous errors and assumptions made by the ruling powers of the world – governments, corporations, banks – while challenging our own fallacies and the forces that violate the ecological balance of the earth.
2014
The exhibition Tavoittamattomien hetkien häivähdyksiä ('Glimpses of the Unattainable') is based on materials donated to the Finnish Museum of Photography by an amateur photographer. A joint effort between the curator Mirjami Schuppert and two artists, Hertta Kiiski and Niina Vatanen, the exhibition explores the photographic archive as something that generates multiple meanings and that is a continuous and plentiful source of inspiration.
2014
​Golden Age 6 tells small stories and lets the viewer visit images that mostly speak of something entirely different than what they were intended to record.
2014
The die-cut scraps from our childhood come to life in Karoliina Paappa's exhibition Tyttö ja tiikeri (The Girl and the Tiger).
2014
In the Beginning There Was Everything is Tuija Lindström's (born 1950) first comprehensive retrospective to be held in Finland. The themes of beauty and death, and life and humanity, are at the heart of the works presented at the exhibition. Lindström is one of Sweden's most well-known…
2014
The photographs of the French artist Dorothée Smith (born 1985) explore the themes of absence and presence, as they paint a picture of the constant changes a young person undergoes. This major solo exhibition is Smith's debut in the Nordic countries. Still in her late twenties, Paris-based Dorothée…
2013–2014
In the installation A Game of Cards a character is playing cards with his tormentor. A sense of horror and strangeness is part of the world of Juhana Moisander's work. " In my works, I am building a dark space where history, memory and fantasy meet. According to the traditional definition, horror…
2013
The Surreal Illusionism features nearly 500 photographic postcards that offer a surprising wealth of pictorial ideas, high artistic quality and photographic allure. Surreal fantasies, mysterious dreams, role-play, glamorous divas and irony are running wild in the postcards. All these will transport…
2013
Family Portrait deals with finding a partner and starting a family, by focusing on the physical side of things, as well as the emotions and hidden connotations involved. Approaching it on a personal level, the series comes face to face with the forbidden emotions of being a mother and the …
2013
​Nine Nameless Mountains, a work about a trip to the north, is a playful reinterpretation of the road trip genre of photography. It is a poetic and absurd study that uses geographical observations to explore distance and scale, whilst being a celebration of friendship, photography and chance.
2013
What are the things that make everyday life good? A series of documentary photographs by Julius Koivistoinen (born 1990) of daily life of various Helsinki residents links the people and their surroundings in a cinematic manner.
2013
What is it like to be a photographer, when everyone is a photographer? Summer School is an opportunity to see what photography and the world as processed through photographs look like right now. The exhibition is a comprehensive overview of works by today's photography students.
2013
​Finglish is a photographic documentary about Finnish Americans and Finnish Canadians. It plainly reveals the dreams, utopias and homesickness of the immigrants, and documents their Finnish-flavoured American life.
2013
In his new works, the visual artist Tuomo Rainio explores the relationship between image and space. Rainio's works use as materials direct photographs, video, and computer programs of his own devising, as he discusses how insights gained in the bit-based space of digital photography can be captured…
2013
Eleven photographers went to look for Finland. They discovered children's nature trips, national diseases, Russians in Lappeenranta, a man shut away in a room, a national landscape, Chechen refugees, Johanna Tukiainen, death, home, peacekeepers and Santa Claus. A number of different subjects form a…
2013
The photographic artist Nelli Palomäki (born 1981) has, in recent years, made a breakthrough both in Finland and internationally with her classically beautiful and magically moving portraits. The pieces to be exhibited include both the audience favourites and new intimate and delicate works.
2013
The eventful journey of Finnish photography into an art form will be outlined in the first exhibition of the Finnish Museum of Photography in spring 2013. The exhibition is based on a significant private collection that was donated to the Finnish Museum of Photography in 2012 by Erja Hannula and…
2013
Eeva-Mari Haikala's works explore the terrain between performance, video art, and photography. The exhibition Elle se sentait profondément honteuse is, indeed, an attempt to give an answer to the question of when a work is to be seen as performance art and when it is a work of photography or video…
2012–2013
The exhibition Picturing Death asks whether photographs have a role to play in our encounter with death. Photographs will be presented by Pekka Elomaa, Arvi Hanste, Ulla Jokisalo, Ben Kaila, Andrei Lajunen, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Hans Pauli, Pentti Sammallahti and Seppo Saves.
2012–2013
Maamme (Our Land) is a video work in which non-native Finnish citizens sing Maamme, the national anthem of Finland.
2012
Instantaneous mood pictures from a legendary collection: self-portraits, still lifes, conceptual art and collages. The exhibition includes Polaroids by big international names ranging from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol, plus a selection of Finnish Polaroid images. Common features are playful snapshot…
🐈🐆 Oselotin ja kissan poikaset leikkivät kirjailija Pentti Saarikosken kodin lattialla. Penelope Umbricon näyttelyn aikana jaamme sosiaalisessa mediassa kissakuvia museon kokoelmista. 📷: Kalle Kultala, 1960-luku / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma. https://t.co/vXtZWCP2qd
Haloo, onko loppiaisen suunnitelmat auki? Suomen valokuvataiteen museon näyttelyt ovat huomenna avoinna klo 11–18, tervetuloa! Kaapelitehtaan näyttelyt ovat avoinna nyt viimeistä viikonloppua. Kuva: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/MwLCjT9XSt
Kuva: Heikki Kalima: Peto, 1941 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma 🐈 Penelope Umbricon näyttelyn aikana jaamme sosiaalisessa mediassa kissakuvia museon kokoelmista. https://t.co/KqMpOs3uKd
Haloo, onko loppiaisen suunnitelmat auki? Suomen valokuvataiteen museon näyttelyt ovat huomenna avoinna klo 11–18, tervetuloa! Kaapelitehtaan näyttelyt ovat avoinna nyt viimeistä viikonloppua. Kuva: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/R5XO6jelXk
Näyttelyn viimeinen viikko! Jonne Heinonen: Rom 11.11.2022–8.1.2023 Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu, Helsinki Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 📸: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/eGdR8MnNQy
@Haapamasa Tosiaan, tästä ovat jääneet teostiedot uupumaan. Kuvan nimi on Jaana, sarjasta Helsinki by Night. Tekijä on Stefan Bremer ja vuosi oli 1983. Herättääkö muistoja?
Vielä ehdit näyttelyyn! Robert F. Kennedyn viimeinen matka – jaettu muisto 8.1.2023 saakka, Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu 📷: Alan Virta, Ardwick, Maryland, 1968 https://t.co/keDbCpD3Dt
Suomen valokuvataiteen museo toivottaa iloista ja onnellista uutta vuotta 2023. Nähdään taas museolla❤️ Kuva: Elina Brotherus: Waterfront, sarjasta Artist and her model / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma https://t.co/iSMobxMcyU
Jonne Heinonen: Rom 11.11.2022–8.1.2023 Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu, Helsinki Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 Kuva: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/q4jVMB3BBS
Kuva: Arvi Hanste: Kaiho (Kasimir) / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma 🐈 Penelope Umbricon näyttelyn aikana jaamme sosiaalisessa mediassa kissakuvia museon kokoelmista. Tämän päivän kuva on muotokuva Kasimir-kissasta. https://t.co/gGf6ZIfvlz
Robert F. Kennedyn viimeinen matka – jaettu muisto Näyttelyn kuraattori Rein Jelle Terpstra 16.9.2022–8.1.2023 Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu, Helsinki Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 Kuva: Claire Leary, Iselin New Jersey, 1986 https://t.co/4ei2bJBsEE
❄️❄️❄️ Kuva 1: Fritz Englund, 1910 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma Kuva 2: Fritz Englund, 1903 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma https://t.co/GQC0VT3MVa
Suomen valokuvataiteen museo toivottaa iloista ja rauhallista joulua ❤️ Kuva: Tapio Vanhatalo, 1992 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma https://t.co/pCK7xZXbrs
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