OVERVIEWSEP 07 to OCT 12Group Exhibition
- Group Exhibition
- Modern Art
Dates and Opening hoursSEP 07 to OCT 12, 2015
Group exhibition of Henna-Riikka Halonen, Johanna Lecklin and Milla-KariinaOja whose works actively reflect the nature of realities and the possibilities of their interpretation. These three Finnish artists have all gained international recognition and work mostly with the means of moving image and photography.
Henna-Riikka Halonen´s works explore how to create stories within stories and how to weave events into events. In this, different realities overlap and the viewers awaken to the meaningful openness of the narratives and of the series of events. In her practice Johanna Lecklin works with stories, which she re-tells turning the viewer’s attention towards effects caused by the different ways of telling and representing stories. How does the story change when it is told again? In Milla-Kariina Oja´s artwork the question of the private and public space intertwine. What is familiar and what is unknown and how do these spaces and situations merge with each other?
Henna-Riikka Halonen is showing an installation, Eden, The Po(w)der of Fear. The installation consists of a short film, drawings and a poster, and is continuation for a performance Halonen constructed for Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö, Sweden during spring summer 2014. The live performance Eden, The Pow(d)er of Fear took place in a labyrinth-like construct, in which the young actors from Malmö repeated strange rituals and viewers were let in to wander freely. A throw of a dice governed the order of the scenes inside of the set, where a group of “students” were spending time, indulging in transgressive behavior of all sorts; games, plays, rituals and other activities. The starting point for the project was the French Nouveau Romain writer Alain Robbe Grillet’s film L'Eden et Apres from 1970.
Milla-Kariina Oja is showing a selection of her photography series Home-Project (2010) and a video work Falling House (2013). They both belong to the on-going research in Oja ?s recent years works on ones individual space, home and borders. Home-Project was realized in Finland and China, where Oja travelled with a self made house-shaped construction to different landscapes carefully setting up her house there and then photographing it. Falling House follows the destruction of a two-storey house in a town in South China.
Johanna Lecklin is showing two moving image works, The Cage (2015) and A Christmas Tale (2013). Lecklin is interested in experimenting with storytelling. Both of the works are inspired by recorded stories from her storytelling project Story Café. They are part of a series of works in different film genres that depict girls being mean. In The Cage the main character is later dealing with her memories. Lecklin has arranged her café and made recordings in ca 15 cities around Europe.
This exhibition is part of Días Nórdicos, multidisciplinary festival of Nordic culture in Madrid, and was kindly supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Visual Art Finland and Ibero-American Institute of Finland.
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