On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Joseph Beuys’ birthday, Persons Projects is proud to present the exhibition We are the Revolution, after Joseph Beuys by Jari Silomäki, based upon and inspired by the famous work of Beuys La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi from 1972.
Opening: Friday, 19 March 2021, 12 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 12 March – 24 April 2021
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin
Silomäki has built his career around a documentary-like approach in how he creates his own personal narratives. He has developed a style in interacting with his subjects that enables him to twist and expand the space between fact and fiction in creating his own conceptual language, where his hand-writing becomes part of the photographs. Silomäki follows upon Beuys’ idea that society could transform itself through art and creativity, thus setting the groundwork for his experiments with social sculpture that reflected the Fluxus attitude that "everyone is an artist”.
Exhibition: 3 November 2017 – 10 February 2018
Opening: 24 November 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Gallery Taik Persons is proud to present Jari Silomäki's solo exhibition Framing the World. An Essay on the Organization of Experience.
For this project, Silomäki collected more than two-hundred personal stories written on online platforms from all over the world, from people completely unknown to him. He translated a selection of these stories into a series of photographs that are now on display in the exhibition. Together, they form a collective narrative, in which the personas behind the aliases begin to unfold.