Exhibitions

Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Configured Landscapes

Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Configured Landscapes

Opening: 22 November 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 23 November 2019 – 29 February 2020 

Persons Projects proudly presents Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s first solo exhibition Configured Landscapes. This collection of works, from the 1980’s to the present, reveals the diversity as well as the tactile sensitivity that Róbertsdóttir has continuously exhibited throughout her illustrious career. Her minimalistic roots reach back to the early 1980’s, beginning with her earliest experimentations with textiles and organic materials that were inherently common within her Icelandic environment. Róbertsdóttir’s approaches her work methodically, leaving each element used, enough space to define its own presence of being. 
Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Going the Distance

Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Going the Distance

Opening: 24 January 2020, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition: 25 January  – 7 March 2020
Venue: Persons Projects / Helsinki School, Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin

We are proud to announce the solo show Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Going The Distance. Arno Rafael Minkkinen is one of the most historical artist’s within the Helsinki School, as an artist, teacher, writer, and mentor as well as being a recipient of the Lucie Award. For over forty years he has been photographing his naked body. His self-portraits are a mixture of performance art, staged especially for the camera, combined with an intimate relationship with nature.
ARCO Madrid 2020

ARCO Madrid 2020

Join us at ARCO Madrid 2020.

Booth: 9C08


We are presenting works by: 

Grey Crawford | Tiina Itkonen | Ville Kumpulainen | Janne Lehtinen | Dominik Lejman | Niko Luoma | Mikko Rikala | Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Finnbogi Pétursson | Jorma Puranen | Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Noora Sandgren | Santeri Tuori

A Fresh Breeze from the North | The Helsinki School at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck

A Fresh Breeze from the North | The Helsinki School at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck


Exhibition: 26 January – 24 April 2020 
Address: St. Annen-Str. 15, 23552, Lübeck
Participating artists: Elina Brotherus | Joakim Eskildsen | Ilkka Halso | Tiina Itkonen | Jaakko Kahilaniemi | Sanna Kannisto | Anni Leppälä | Susanna Majuri | Riitta Päiväläinen | Jorma Puranen | Mikko Rikala | Santeri Tuori

Persons Projects / The Helsinki School is happy to announce the participation of a group of artists of The Helsinki School in the exhibition A Fresh Breeze from the North at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck .

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Upcoming: Timo Kelaranta Strange Love

Upcoming: Timo Kelaranta Strange Love

Opening: 13 March 2020, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 14 March  – 25 April 2020 
Venue: Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is thrilled to announce Timo Kelaranta’s solo show at the gallery space at Lindenstraße 34.

Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. – Man Ray

This simple quote by  best describes how Timo Kelaranta approaches his chosen subjects. Whether it be in prose, poems or photographs, Kelaranta exercises his own sense of essentiality in how he defines one moment in time. Think of his photographs as words within his own visual poem. This group of images has been selected from the most recent body of works Numeritos as conduits for reflection. The raw materials he so delicately uses to draw out his images from silk thread to colored paper become portals for contemplation. More importantly, he defines a new voice in visual poetry that can be best described as compositions in space.
Kelaranta’s relationship to photography has had many twists as it does turns. Thus, the title for the exhibition Strange Love.
Looking back thirty years ago, he must now be considered one of the first artists in the Nordic region to experiment with the photographic process as a means for abstraction. Kelaranta’s works have always found their own path outside of the mainstream. The new pieces in the exhibition have both a surreal sculptural quality as well as the characteristics of a performer wrapped in colors from a stage setting of the Three Penny Opera. These different shapes and elements compiled together, form their own choreography and carry Kelaranta’s sense for a poetic dance between color and form. The titles in this exhibition come from the series: Numeritos, Juego, Utopia and Cielo. It continues Kelaranta’s lifelong fascination with molding and building visual images into words and using them as whispers of how he defines his world.
Timo Kelaranta is one of the most important and leading figures in the creation of the Helsinki School both as an artist and mentor. His influence can be felt and seen through all six generations of artists who have evolved from this educational platform from Aalto University since 1995.

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