• SEP 15 to OCT 29
    Solo Exhibition

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Photography

    Dates and Opening hours

    SEP 15 to OCT 29, 2016

    Event Location

    camara oscura galería de arte

    C/ Alameda, 16, 1 B
    Madrid
    Spain

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    Artists

    Information

    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
    info@camaraoscura.net or by visiting our website at www.camaraoscura.net

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