Program

30/5 – 8/6
Extra! New exhibition: Elena Näsänen, Pekka Sassi, Rita Jokiranta – REPetition
Due to a delay with the upcoming exhibition the gallery program will continue with a new, smaller compilation of video works by Näsänen, Sassi and Jokiranta.
Special program will be organized during the week and the opening hours may vary during the period, please [...]

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8-29.5.2010 PREface - stories through the lens

Elena Näsänen, Pekka Sassi, Rita Jokiranta

PREface – stories through the lens

May 8–29, 2010

Opening May 7, 6-9 pm

The exhibition presents three internationally emerging artists from Finland, Elena Näsänen, Pekka Sassi and Rita Jokiranta, all of them working with video art.

Their works are dealing with different ways of narratives and show three aspects to moving images, completing each other. Both similarities and differences are found in their works which often have a starting point in landscape or urban views, but each of them uses his or her own perspectives to create suspense and interpretations. Their methods vary from elements of traditional filmmaking with staged scenes to experimental video, constructed images and found footage, accompanied with movie-like music, digital sound or no audio.

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Photos from the exhibition opening 9.4.2010

Photos from the opening

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Gallery opening 9.4. 2010!

Gallery Open from 18:00 ->

Antti Pussinen, Jari Haanperä and Mimosa Pale improvise a soundtrack to Jari Haanperäs Light projector.

Instruments: Theremin, Musical Saw and digital synthesis.

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Opening Exhibition 9.4.-1.5.2010 : Antti Pussinen, Martta-Kaisa Virta, Jari Haanperä, Mirka Flander

Grand Opening!

First exhibition of Suomesta project & residency gallery consists of four artists: Antti Pussinen, Martta-Kaisa Virta, Jari Haanperä & Mirka Flander.

Themes of the exhibition revolve around a metropolis seen as an outsider, and the visual, social and cultural environtments within cities.

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Antti Pussinen

Antti Pussinen born 1984, Tampere Finland

I’m interested in the city as a network of dynamic communities shaping their inhabitants’ visual, audio, non-material and physical environments.
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Martta-Kaisa Virta

Martta-Kaisa Virta’s artistic working is intuitive and spreads out multiple medias. She says “Take your clothes off, put music on, shake your ass and take out the colors”

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Pekka Sassi

Pekka Sassi (b. 1969) is a Helsinki-based artist whose output consists of experimental sound and video works, many of which are purely sound pieces and audio installations. Sassi’s works are characterised by creative integration of simple, and sometimes random, audial and visual worlds detected in the surrounding world.

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Elena Näsänen

Elena Näsänen (b.1968) is a visual artists who works with film and video installations. She has studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and The Slade School of Fine Art in London.
In her works she combines elements of traditional and experimental cinema to video installation. The sound is always essential in her works.

www.elenanasanen.com

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Rita Jokiranta

Rita Jokiranta
is a photographer and video artist who also works with installations, light and sound. Her art often explores the dynamic between image, event and interpretation. The viewer’s interpretation has always been an essential aspect of her work, whether the medium she uses is photography or video.

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Jyrki Markkanen

In my work I use all kinds of intaglio printing techniques, but mostly photo based: polymergravure, ImagOn and fotoetching. The images combine popular culture, and world politics in home made science fiction style. I also make pure photographic series with pinhole and other analogic cameras, printed as polymer gravure.

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Maria Duncker

Maria Duncker’s art reflects the freedom of the artist that is characteristic of our time with regard to materials, methods and display situations. In her happenings/installations, Duncker might show, say, plastic moulds and toy recycling. She even sculpts with her teeth, her instrument of choice being a sewing machine, video camera or, for example, a van, whose interior she and her colleague have converted to give camera obscura rides to ‘tourists’.

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Emma Lappalainen

Emma Lappalainen b. 1976
Lives and works in Jyväskylä

I work with pinhole cameras and use lightning methods to make graphic prints. Working creates vital role like adaptor between seeing and experienced. They are documents of the permanent state of changing to which our adaptation give these visible answers. I experience these phenomenon as possibility to realize that everything includes everything, separated doesn’t exist.

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Ilmari Gryta

born 1979, Krasnik Lubelski, Puola

The cinetic sculpture Fortuna (2007) is based on the idea of a mechanized game which the viewer is invited to follow. What is under scrutiny in this case is the hypnotic rhythm of appearing and disappearing steel balls. A hybrid of a billiard and roulette table has here been clothed as a piece of Rococo furniture. The sublime and the commonplace are united in this work of art, with a title referring both to the goddess of fortune and to a simple table game that even children are capable of playing (N.B. the table game Bagatelle is known in Finland as Fortuna).

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Anne Hiekkaranta (b. 1976 in Juankoski) lives and works in Helsinki.

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Meri Peura

Born 1981 Tampere.

Usually, a discoverer is regarded to be someone who is the first to make notes of a discovery. After giving the issue some thought, my opinion is exactly the opposite: as things, places and conditions are in constant change, the discoverer should be the person who is the last one to make the discovery.

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Antti Keitilä

Landscape Paintings -Artist Statement.

I call my works landscape paintings. They
are photographs of reflections off surfaces of
paintings. I use enamel paint in the paintings
that serve as backgrounds for the works.
I photograph these paintings in different
environments and lightings

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Hanne Ivars

born 1968

Artist Statement. Hanne Ivars is a visual
artist that lives and works in Helsinki.
Her works deals with questions of
identity, usually in terms of being a
human. The works can be political but
the area of interest is the mental world.
Her recent works are narrative
animations with puppets.

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Jari Haanperä

Jari Haanperä is media-artist, director and light and sound designer.

All his works are about light, sound and moving images.

Haanperä is interested in analog technology but does also use digital technique. He is interested early 20th century technology romanticism/mysticism as well as technical phenomenans of our time. He uses whole scale of moving image from pre cinematic methods to videos and 35 mm fiction films.

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Mirka Flander

Mirka Flander has worked on fields of theatre and film for more than
twenty years, last ten as shortfilm producer and coordinator for
media art.

Her self potraits represent another aspect of her thinking and making art.

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Mimosa Pale

Sculptor and performance artist

I make body related sculptures and performances, and a combination of these. My favourite working areas are streets or spaces outside the art context. My work is mainly site specific and intuitive. My special skills are playing the musical saw and making the porridge.

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Niina Lehtonen Braun

Lehtonen-Braun verwendet in ihren Arbeiten gefundenes Material, das sie mit ihren eigenen Zeichnungen, Gemälden und Fotos vielfältig kombiniert. Ihr Stil verleiht den entstandenen Collagen hohen Wiedererkennungswert. Sie hat die Kunst Akademie in Helsinki im Jahr 2000 absolviert (Schlussausstellung 1999). Seit 2000 wohnt sie mit ihrem Mann, dem Künstler Ulu Braun, dauerhaft in Deutschland. Mit den Jahren hat sie viele Ausstellungen gehabt und an ihrer eigenen Ästhetik gearbeitet. Außer den Collagen gehören zu ihren Werken auch Videos, Installationen und Performance.

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Mikko Maasalo

born 1963, Tampere

I work with light, sound, moving image, paintings, objects and situations
created with them.

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Denise Ziegler

Denise Ziegler’s works are traces of gestures, human activity, something that has happened. Ziegler’s situational reconstructions usually result in three-dimensional assemblages of objects, but also include drawings, paintings, videos or literary-visual works.

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