Exhibitions

Jyrki Parantainen

Jyrki Parantainen

Opening: 13 March 2020, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 14 March – 25 April 2020

For the upcoming exhibition at Persons Projects / Helsinki School, we are proud to present a solo show by Jyrki Parantainen.



Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Configured Landscapes

Opening: 22 November 2019 
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. 

Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Configured Landscapes
Ville Kumpulainen | Eye and Idea

Ville Kumpulainen | Eye and Idea

Opening: September 6 2019, from 6 to 9 pm
Exhibition: September 7 – October 12, 2019

In his first solo exhibition, 'Eye and Idea' Persons Project | Helskini School in Berlin, Kumpulainen continues his studies of the unseen by using his camera to capture new dimensions and visual actualities of mundane objects he treasures in his collection, from another point of view. He then sets out to find the intrinsic voices that lay within these objects by combining them with fragments and words he has collected from magazines and books over time. Kumpulainen states, "My body of work visualizes the unexpected and inconsistent ways of thinking artistically. Throughout the process of creation these open up to be discovered and sought after in an extraordinary manner."

Jorma Puranen | Icy Prospects

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.’

-Jorma Puranen

 Jorma Puranen | Icy Prospects
Illka Halso | The Museum of Nature

Illka Halso | The Museum of Nature

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

Elina Brotherus | I Am Still Alive

Opening: Friday, 26 April 2019, 6 to 9 pm
Exhibition: 27 April – 22 June 2019

For this year’s Gallery Weekend presentation, Gallery Taik Persons will show a selection of photographs and videos from Elina Brotherus’ series Règle du jeu (Rules of the game), The Baldessari Assignments and Meaningless Work. The series, Règle du jeu, was first exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris after Brotherus was awarded the French Carte Blanche PMU prize in 2017.
Elina Brotherus | I Am Still Alive