Exhibitions

Jari Silomäki – Framing the World.

Jari Silomäki – Framing the World.

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. 

Hilla Kurki – Fallen Feathers (from the Phoenix series)

Opening: 15 September 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 16 September – 28 October 2017

In living a life there are very few guarantees, but experiencing loss is one emotional hurdle we all will face at some given point. How we handle it depends upon its nature, but the death of a loved one carries its own signature. It is a fundamental human experience that can bring solace for some and the loss of self for others. Rebecca Solnit once wrote, „to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like Arctic tundra or a sea of ice" (from The Faraway Nearby, 2013). This is the starting point in understanding Hilla Kurki‘s newest body of work Fallen Feathers (from the Phoenix series).

Hilla Kurki – Fallen Feathers (from the Phoenix series)
Nelli Palomäki – Shared

Nelli Palomäki – Shared

Opening: 30 June 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 1 July – 9 September 2017

Gallery Taik Persons is highly pleased to present Nelli Palomäki with her solo exhibition Shared

Palomäki’s photography, continuously pioneering the tradition of classic black-and-white portraiture, has established the artist among the most celebrated to evolve from the Helsinki School and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture over the past decade. Shared explores the complex theme of siblinghood, decipherable in its powerful, dynamic manifestations of human relationships and familial bonds. 

Grey Crawford - Finding Bones

Opening: 28 April 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 29 April – 24 June 2017

Finding Bones is more than just the introduction of a newly rediscovered body of work by Grey Crawford. It’s an anthology of photographs that embody the creative spirit that was prevalent throughout the Los Angeles art scene at the time. Southern California in the early 1970’s was an island of its own creation. A mixture of surf and sea, concrete highways winding around an ever-changing cultural climate that was challenging our assumptions of what art is. It was a moment of new beginnings in various medias. 

Grey Crawford - Finding Bones
Marked Sites – Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Jyrki Parantainen, Anna Reivilä

Marked Sites – Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Jyrki Parantainen, Anna Reivilä

Opening: 20 January 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 21 January – 19 April 2017

Gallery Taik Persons is highly pleased to present Marked Sites, our first exhibition in 2017, featuring works by Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Jyrki Parantainen, and Anna Reivilä.

The exhibition and its title refer to Rosalind E. Krauss’ essay Sculpture in the Expanded Field (1979), in which she presents the theory of the ‘expanded field’ to explain the development of the definition of sculpture in contemporary art. In her theory, she refers to so-called "marked sites” as a "combination of landscape and non-landscape.”