For the upcoming exhibition at Persons Projects / Helsinki School, we are proud to present a solo show by Jyrki Parantainen.
Opening: 06 September 2019, 6-9 pm
Exhibition: 07 September – 22 November 2019
The Arctic is often associated with an idea of immensity, infinity and distance that is an invitation to discover Otherness and Elsewhere. It likewise becomes an instrument for the cultural definition of self. "Icy Prospects” is associated with new concepts of space, mobility and distance that have emerged in cultural studies. I was interested in the possibility of a cultural space created by different fates, places, histories and encounters, a fictive historical world. "Icy Prospects” is a kind of fabric of facts, fantasy, geographical imagination and intellectual landscapes.’
Opening: 28 June 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 29 June – September 2019
"I plan and visually construct buildings, which will protect nature from threats of pollution and what is more important, from actions of man. (...) when putting nature into a museum, you have to take under consideration the aspect of the audience/consumer. Nature becomes a joyride for tourists or a beautiful landscape turns into a meditative theatre show.”
- Ilkka Halso