In Natura: A Finnish Trilogy

In Natura: A Finnish Trilogy

Published by: Photology, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 80 Pages
Artist: Ilkka Halso, Janne Lehtinen, Jorma Puranen
Language: Italian
ISBN-13: 978-8888359403
ISBN-10: 8888359400

Santeri Tuori
Metsä Forest

Published by: EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 2009
Format: Softcover
Pages: 126 Pages
Artist: Santeri Tuori
Publication series of EMMA 21/2009
Language: English / Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 978-952-5509-21-2
Santeri TuoriMetsä Forest
Riitta PäiväläinenImaginary Meetings

Riitta Päiväläinen
Imaginary Meetings

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2009.
Format:  31 x 24.5 cm, hardcover
Pages: 88 pages, 60 color illustrations
Text by: Andréa Holzherr
Artist: Riitta Päiväläinen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-86828-080-7
Kehrer Verlag

Finnish photographer Riitta Päiväläinen’s work could be defined as the emotional archaeology of the ordinary. Using old clothes she finds in secondhand shops and flea markets, Päiväläinen creates installations in landscapes and photographs them. For Päiväläinen, the clothes are vestiges of human beings, retaining traces of the history of the person who wore them long after being discarded. The garments represent both the presence and the absence of their former owners. Päiväläinen uses the properties of the landscape in Finland, England or Japan, as a stage for displaying the clothes. By soaking them in water and placing them outside in the Finnish winter, for example, the garments freeze solid, filling out as if someone were wearing them. This gives them a sculptural quality and opens manifold metaphorical and narrative possibilities.

Jorma Puranen
Icy Prospects

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009
Format: 30.90 x 27.60 cm, hardcover
Pages: 120 pages, 77 illustrations, 69 in color
Texts: Jorma Puranen, Liz Wells
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: English
Design by: Jorma Hinkka
ISBN 978-3-7757-2472-2
Hatje Cantz

"In Icy Prospects I have expressly reflected on the nature of the painterly, the sublime, and the mysterious.” Jorma Puranen

His latest series, Icy Prospects, was inspired by the ways the great explorers as well as today’s tourists to the North Pole are fascinated by the arctic landscape. Puranen painted a board with black, high-gloss acrylic and then took long exposures of the icy landscapes mirrored in this wooden surface. The results are extremely painterly, highly aesthetic, fragmented impressions of nature in which the ground, the brushstroke, and the reflection are inseparably superimposed. In this way, the photographer creates a relationship between the philosophical concept of the "sublime terror” of the forces of nature and his own experience of life in these regions, typifying the north as a projection surface for fantasies and the imagination.

Jorma PuranenIcy Prospects
355 memories

355 memories

Published by: Musta Taide 2009.
Artist: Milja Laurila
Language: English
ISBN 9789529851959

Junge finnische Fotografie: Aino Kannisto, Eva Persson, Tiina Itkonen

Published by: Ludwig Museum, 2009
Text: Beate Reifenscheid, Timothy Persons
Artists: Aino Kannisto, Eva Persson, Tiina Itkonen
Exhibition catalogue
Junge finnische Fotografie: Aino Kannisto, Eva Persson, Tiina Itkonen
Internal and External LandscapesHelsinki School

Internal and External Landscapes
Helsinki School

Published by: Shiheido Gallery /
Shiseido Corporate Culture Department, Tokyo, 2009
Texts: Timothy Persons
Language: English /Japanese
Artists: Tiina Itkonen, Sandra Kantanen,
Susanna Majuri, Anni Leppälä

Helsinki School:
Neue Fotografie aus Finland

Published: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Hatje Cantz, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 230 pages
Texts: Holger Broeker, Andréa Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Artists: Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Pertti Kekarainen,
Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Pernilla Zetterman
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 3775718885
ISBN 9783775718882
Helsinki School:Neue Fotografie aus Finland
AletheiaPositions in Contemporary Photographies

Positions in Contemporary Photographies

Published by: Helsinki Art Museum, 2009
Format: Softcover
Pages: 78 Pages
Text: Janne Gallen-Kallela-Sirén, Elina Heikka, Jan-Erik Lundström
Artist: Nanna Hänninen, Jari Silomäki
Helsinki City Art Museum's Publications N:o 107
Language: English / Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 978-951-8965-80-3

The Helsinki School Young Photography by TaiK

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009
Format: 29,50 x 24,60 cm hardcover
Pages: 192 pages., ca. 192 color illustrations
Edited: University of Art and Design, Helsinki (TaiK),
Now: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Texts: Timothy Persons, Katrin Hiller von Gaertringen and Janne Gallen-Kallela-Sirén
Artists: Pasi Autio, Wilma Hurskainen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Milja Laurila, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Tuomo Rainio, Mikko Sinervo, Ea Vasko, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang, Dagmar Weiss / Carsten Benger, Pernilla Zetterman
Language: English
Design by: Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
ISBN 978-3-7757-2404-3

"Do we need a fresh wind? Then hold on, here it is. Even more, it is a literal storm of images that is blowing our way from Finland." This is what the German Press Agency wrote about the first two volumes of the Helsinki School series, which triggered a great deal of enthusiasm, even outside of the photography scene. The new third volume continues in this vein, introducing promising young photographers from that talent forge way up north, TaiK, the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The school teaches a very special approach to photography: not just particular ways of thinking about it, but also the notion of the camera as a conceptual tool - and all of this allows each generation a chance to reinvent itself. In this new volume, Timothy Persons and Katrin Hiller von Gaertringen introduce seventeen young artists and their incredibly multifaceted, experimental works of great technical perfection.

The Helsinki School Young Photography by TaiK