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Nanna Hänninen / New Works and Pertti Kekarainen / Tila-Series

2006-02-05 to 2006-05-01

Two of Finland’s leading photographers are exhibiting at Bildmuseet.

Pertti Kekarainen (born 1965) creates photographic art that combines aesthetic elegance with conceptual precision. The TILA (Finnish for ‘space’ or ‘room’) series explores the conditions of space through photographs that depict undramatic interiors, but where the photographed space itself is always filtered or processed in some way. A sense of uncertainty characterises each of Kekarainen’s photographs; the viewer seeks a resting point in the image, but finds themselves oscillating between certainty and uncertainty. The artist is based in Helsinki.

Nanna Hänninen (born 1973) works in Kuopio. Her photographs take materials from the everyday and the unremarkably immediate, which are transformed by the camera and in the darkroom into concentrated, hallucinogenic retellings of memories and moments. In her sharp and reduced images of urban landscapes, motorways and buildings, our ability to distinguish analysis from experience or speed from rest becomes uncertain. At Bildmuseet she is showing her latest works, including her first series of portraits depicting Finnish presidents.

With thanks to the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Embassy of Finland in Sweden and Umeå Municipality.