OVERVIEWSEP 15 to OCT 29Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursSEP 15 to OCT 29, 2016
Next Thursday 15th September, the second part of the solo exhibition by Nanna
Hänninen (Rovaniemi, Finland, 1973), a photographer from the acclaimed Helsinki School of
Photography, opens at the camara oscura art gallery within the framework of the Apertura
Madrid Gallery Weekend.
The background for this project by Nanna is her interest in everyday emotions and
experiences that, although every human being is unique, can be felt and shared by all.
Certain psychological patterns -what we do or how we respond- connect people and
generate an “emotional community”. In this way, a personal experience or private perception
can acquire a more universal meaning.
The photographs show distinctly reduced still lifes of crumpled paper which -partly
showing texts- come from Nanna’s work books of recent years, during which the artist was
confronted with many personal challenges.
“Now is Now” deals with anxieties, existential threats and survival in the jungle of
emotions. This applies not only to the artist and her experiences but also to us, the viewers
of her works. The series explores the importance of the present as well as time itself and its
relativity. The past is just a memory and the future is a construction of the mind, and between
these two is here and now, the only moment on which we have direct influence.
The aesthetically precise works themselves are tender and devoid of all superfluous
requisites and effects. The predominant colour is white, whereby Hänninen formally creates
a link to her earlier works from the year 2000. The result is a minimalist aesthetic which
opens a tremendously large associative space and confronts the viewer with his or her own
memories and experiences.
We look forward to seeing you there and we appreciate the publication of this press
release. For further information, please contact Juan Curto on +34 914 291 734, by e-mail at
email@example.com or by visiting our website at www.camaraoscura.net
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