Summer Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours

Between the 28th July until the 17th August Persons Projects will stay open only by appointment. 
Currently on view is exhibition: The Helsinki School - The Nature of Being

On August 18th, we look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery within our regular opening hours Tue. - Sat. from 11 am till 6 pm. 

Elina Brothers – Why Not?

Persons Projects is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Elina Brotherus. 'Why Not?' will present an extended amount of Brotherus photographic works and two videos. Within the exhibition, a further focal point is the new series Sebaldiana. Memento mori, which was created in 2019 on Corsica. 

Venue: Weserburg Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition: 17 July – 30 August 2020
Address: Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, DE

Elina Brothers – Why Not?
Eeva Karhu – Surrounded by

Eeva Karhu – Surrounded by

The Turun Taidehalli presents Eeva Karhu’s solo exhibition Surrounded By. The show is exhibiting works from the series of the same title: "The series, called ‘Surrounded by’, was first conceived on a bicycle trip around Iceland. The physically challenging trip left its mark in the form of vivid memories that Karhu later worked into photographs in Finland. Karhu is inspired by the Romantic period, during which artists such as William Turner travelled the world in quest of the sublime, chasing powerful experiences in nature."

Venue: Turun Taidehalli
Exhibition: 17 July – 30 August 2020
Address: Vanha Suurtori 5, Turku, FI

Jyrki Parantainen at Fondamenta by Artissima

Jyrki Parantainen is presented in the Main Section of Fondamenta.


Fondamenta is a project based on the work of a fair in progress, to experiment with new ways of meeting and communicating, reacting to the transformations of the present. It is coordinated by the curators of Artissima 2020 and produced with galleries for galleries, which are the fundamental "fondamenta” (foundations) of the fair, the heart and fulcrum of the art market.

Dates: Online until 5 July 2020 

Jyrki Parantainen at Fondamenta by Artissima
SUNDAY OPEN by Index

SUNDAY OPEN by Index

Persons Projects is delighted to participate in the second Edition of SUNDAY OPEN by Index.

On Sunday, 21 June we will open both gallery spaces, presenting our current group show A Kiss Given by Time to Light and the solo presentation of Jyrki Parantainen Poetic Realities.

The SUNDAY OPEN initiative has been launched to improve this situation and to create a space for encounters. The Berlin art audience is invited to visit galleries on a Sunday once a month during the summer to engage with and about art again after a long time. 

Date: 21 June, 2020, 11am – 5 pm 

Presented artists: Timo Kelaranta, Pertti Kekarainen, Kira Leskinen, Niko Luoma, Niina Vatanen
Venue: Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin 

Presented artist: Jyrki Parantainen 
Venue: Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin 

Dominik Lejman - Rubens and the Northern Baroque

We are pleased to announce the participation of Persons Projects artist Dominik Lejman in the exhibition Peter Paul Rubens and the Barock of the North, presented by the Diözesanmuseum Paderborn, Germany.  One section of the exhibition will be devoted to the actuality and influence of Baroque art in contemporary art. Dominik Lejman's work will be presented along works by Gerhard Richter, Tony Cragg and Hans Op de Beeck. 

Exhibition: 24 July - 25 October, 2020
Venue: Diözesanmuseum Paderborn
Address: Markt 17, 33098 Paderborn


Dominik Lejman - Rubens and the Northern Baroque
Sanna Kannisto – Illusionary Observations

Sanna Kannisto – Illusionary Observations

Helsinki School artist Sanna Kannisto is participating in the group show Illusionary Observations at the Museum of Photography Braunschweig. 

"The exhibition will present concepts that reference empirical, academic or scientific models for the representation of existential contexts while transferring these models into individual, poetic-illusionist pictorial worlds. The exhibition will address subjects ranging from the representation of identity, nature and culture to the virtual tools of Google and Apple for the depiction of urbanity in order to re-interpret these subjects artistically."

Exhibition: 11 July – 27 September 2020
Pre-visit: 10 July from 1 p.m.
Venue: Museum of Photography Braunschweig 
Address: Helmstedter Straße 1, 38102 Braunschweig, Germany

Jorma Puranen – Museum Meditations

Persons Projects is delighted to inform about the solo exhibition of Jorma Puranen Museum Meditations.
The extensive show at the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum presents works from Puranen's series 'Icy Prospects', 'Museum Meditations' as well as 'Shadows, Reflections and All That Sort of Thing'. 

Opening: 30 June, 2020 
Venue: Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum
Address: Itäinen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku, Finland

Jorma Puranen – Museum Meditations
Sanna Kannisto – Sense of Wonder

Sanna Kannisto – Sense of Wonder

Persons Projects is pleased to announce the solo presentation Sense of Wonder with Sanna Kannisto in The Finnish Museum of Photography. 
The show will represent her photographic work over the span of 20 years, including Kannisto's extensive work at research stations in rainforests in South America and her more recent project at the Hanko bird observatory.

Exhibition: 10 June – 13 September 2020
Venue: The Finnish Museum of Photography 
Address: Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (1991)

We at Persons Projects feel privileged to have the opportunity to introduce you to the edition box "MAA” by Jyrki Parantainen. First hand produced and signed in 1991, we feel compelled to rerelease the remaining editions to commemorate the exhibition Poetic Realities (up until the 25 June 2020).

This series consists of 11 photographic images from Parantainen’s Earth-Series (1981-1991) and reveals his earliest interventions into the Finnish landscape in a highly individual way.
These images reflect Parantainen’s unique process of working from his choice of sites to the laborious effort to integrate other materials into the works. His visceral combinations of different physical elements such as dry ice and ignited gasoline, create a surreal visual experience. He also used various organic materials from milk to chalk stone, ice and fire lit torches to transform his selected environments. Parantainen created these personal landscapes for the sole purpose of photographically capturing that one specific moment when these various elements merge together to form a Land Art experience.


Medium: Edition Box with Artist portfolio
Signature: Hand-signed by the artist
Format: 62 x 47 cm
Edition: 400

Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (1991)
Eeva Karhu: Polku | Paths

Eeva Karhu: Polku | Paths

Persons Projects is pleased to share the news about Eeva Karhu's publication Polku / Path. It is the first book-form presentation of her art.

Publisher: Parvs Publishing Ltd, August 2020
Texts: Timothy Persons (Foreward), Alistair Hicks
Format: 24 x 22 cm
Pages: 128
Language: English; Finnish
ISBN 978-952-7226-59-9

Through the layered structure of her photographs, Eeva Karhu reflects on time and its cyclic nature, using multiple exposures as her technique for recording time’s passage. Her art engages in the study of perception and cognition. The human eye and memory are not like a camera, which records everything unselectively, because the experiences relayed by our visual receptors are always coloured by our emotions and other sensory impressions. "I walk in a circle, on a path with no beginning or end. I photograph this path, where each new beginning is the horizon of the previous one. By layering my photographs, they form a collective image that documents my journey. In a sense, I record time and in so doing, I continue its movement forever.” 

Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye

Persons Projects is pleased to inform you about the new publication by Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye (Hatje Cantz, 2020).

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, June 2020
Graphic design: Juha Nenonen
Format: 25 x 29 cm
Language: English
Pages: 144 
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4791-2

Sanna Kannisto’s métier is nature photography. Like her role models, she considers herself both a scientist and an artist. And, in fact, her analytical gaze is in no way inferior to her creativity and passion. She creates moments of unusual beauty that also shed light on what has been previously concealed. Kannisto has her own method for taking pictures of birds, photographing the animals in front of a brilliantly lit, white background. Removed from their usual surroundings, every detail appears in matchless clarity, allowing for precise study. At the same time, this results in a unique visual aesthetic: the feathers glow brightly, the beating wings take on a majestic quality, and the deep black eyes of the birds seem to gaze hauntingly at the camera. The patience required to produce these pictures has paid off , since it is hard to imagine more beautiful photographs of birds.

Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye
Ville Kumpulainen and Niina Vatanen – Circulations | Reopened

Ville Kumpulainen and Niina Vatanen – Circulations | Reopened

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is thrilled to announce the participation of Helsinki School artists Ville Kumpulainen and Niina Vatanen at Circulation, the European Young Photography Festival.

Opening: 14 March, 2020, 2.00 – 8.30 pm
Exhibition: until 26 July, 2020
Venue: Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS
Address: 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France 

A Fresh Breeze from The North – Extended Exhibition

Persons Projects is happy to inform about the extension of the Helsinki School exhibition 'A Fresh Breeze from The North' at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany. 
The group show with Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Sanna Kannisto, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Mikko Rikala and Santeri Tuori is open to the public until the 26 July, 2020. 

Venue: Kunsthalle St. Annen
Address: St. Annen-Str. 15, 23552, Lübeck, Germany
Exhibition: 26 January – 26 July, 2020 
A Fresh Breeze from The North – Extended Exhibition
Gallery reopening

Gallery reopening

Dear Visitors,

Persons Projects and Persons Projects | Helsinki School is thrilled to announce that the gallery spaces will reopen from Tuesday, April 21 onwards! 
We are looking forward to welcoming you again.

Digital Story of 'A Fresh Breeze from The North'

Kunsthalle St. Annen now presents you the Digital Story of the current Helsinki School exhibition A Fresh Breeze from The North

The exhibition sets out to trace these landscape images and nature experiences. All Helsinki School photo artists represented here engage to a substantial degree in the subject of nature or landscape: Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jaakko Kahilianiemi, Sanna Kannisto, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Mikko Rikala, and Santeri Tuori. An awareness of the links between nature and culture and an intuitive sense of space is apparent in all of these works.

Venue: Kunsthalle St. Annen
Address: St. Annen-Str. 15, 23552, Lübeck, Germany
Exhibition: 26 January – 26 July, 2020 
Digital Story of 'A Fresh Breeze from The North'
Online Viewing Room | Timo Kelaranta

Online Viewing Room | Timo Kelaranta

We would like to invite you to visit both our exhibitions online. 

Timo 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.

Please follow the link below for an interactive tour:

Please contact us via berlin@personsprojects.com, should you wish to receive extended material and information. We will gladly assist you with your requests.

Online Viewing Room | Jyrki Parantainen

We would like to invite you to also visit our current exhibition Poetic Realities with Jyrki Parantainen online.
The selected works reflect Parantainen’s interest in how we define our internal viewpoints in order to understand our emotional horizons.

Please follow the link below for an interactive tour:

Please contact us via berlin@personsprojects.com, should you wish to receive extended material and information. We will gladly assist you with your requests.
Online Viewing Room | Jyrki Parantainen
Open by appointment only

Open by appointment only

Dear Visitors,
Persons Projects  and Persons Projects | Helsinki School is open by appointment only but the team will work to remain fully functional for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our current shows:

14 March – 25 April, 2020
Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin

14 March – 25 April, 2020
Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin 

Sincerely, 
Your Persons Projects Team

Susanna Majuri

We are deeply touched by the news of Susanna Majuri’s passing 1978-2020. She played a major role in leading her generation of artists evolving from the Helsinki School in establishing their works worldwide. Susanna was a visual poet who used her photographs as portals into her world of dreams, fantasies and self reflection. 
Susanna Majuri
Kahilaniemi,  Noronkoski, Rikala and Vatanen - Nurture, Nature

Kahilaniemi, Noronkoski, Rikala and Vatanen - Nurture, Nature

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is excited to inform you about "Nurture, Nature" a show with Jaakko Kahilaniemi,  Juuso Noronkoski, Mikko Rikala and Niina Vatanen at davidbehning galerie. 

Opening: 13 March 2020
Exhibition: 14 March – 13 June, 2020
Venue: davidbehning galerie
Address: Ackerstraße 199, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany 

Grey Crawford - Explorations

Persons Projects is pleased to inform you about the participation of Grey Crawford in the exhibition 'Exploration' at the Turku Museum. The show is dedicated to the presentation of the Lars Göran Johnsson Collection. 

Exhibition: 24 January - 17 May, 2020 
Venue: Turku Museum
Address: Aurakatu 26, 20100 Turku, Finland
Grey Crawford  - Explorations
Arno Rafael Minkkinen's book won the German Photo Book Award 2019/20

Arno Rafael Minkkinen's book won the German Photo Book Award 2019/20

We are pleased to announce that Arno Rafael Minkkinen's book won the gold prize of the German Photo Book Award 2019/20. Please find more information on the publisher's website.  

Zofia Kulik: Methodology, My Love - book presentation

We invite you to Zofia Kulik's book presentation of Methodology, My Love, edited by Agata Jakubowska, published by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. 
The language of the event will be Polish, for more information please visit the museums website

Date: 10 March 2020, 6.30pm
Location: Muzeum na Panskiej  
Address: ul. Panska 3, Warsaw, Poland
Zofia Kulik: Methodology, My Love - book presentation
ARCO Madrid 2020

ARCO Madrid 2020

Persons Projects is thrilled to announce the participation at ARCO Madrid 2020. 


Dates: 

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Thursday, 27 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Friday, 28 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 12 – 8 pm 

Sunday, 1 March 2020 from 12 – 8 pm


Location 

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

Av. del Partenón, Nº 5

28042 Madrid

Spain 


Booth: 9C08


We are presenting works by: 

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

Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Finnbogi Pétursson | Hafið - Reflections of the sea

Persons Projects is pleased to inform about the participation of Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Finnbogi Pétursson in the exhibition Hafið - Reflections of the sea, presented by the Nordic Embassy.

Opening: Thursday, 13 Feburary 2020, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition: 14 February – 18 April 2020
Venue: Nordic Embassies - Felleshus
Address: Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin

Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Finnbogi Pétursson | Hafið - Reflections of the sea
Paris Photo New York 2020 | Postponed

Paris Photo New York 2020 | Postponed

Persons Projects is delighted to announce the participation at Paris Photo New York 2020. 

Dates: 
Postponed until further notice. Please find the official statement here.

Location:
Pier 94
711 12th Ave, New York
NY 10019
United States

Booth: B19

We are presenting works by: Grey Crawford | Zofia Kulik | Santeri Tuori 

Noora Sandgren and Ulla Jokisalo - Polku

Persons Projects / Helsinki School is happy to announce the participation of Ulla Jokisalo and Noora Sandgren at the group-show Polku at Hippolyte Korjaamo. The exhibition Polku explores the flux-like dimension of photography and the essayistic approaches in art. Further participants are Aura Saarikoski, Lina Jelanski, Otto-Ville Väätäinen, Heli Rekula, Jussi Kivi and Heidi Strengell.

Venue: Cultural Factory Korjaamo Gallery
Exhibition: 18 January – 1 March 2020
Address: Töölönkatu 51 A–B, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Noora Sandgren and Ulla Jokisalo - Polku
Santeri Tuori – Time Is No Longer Round

Santeri Tuori – Time Is No Longer Round

Publishing Date: Feburary 2020
Publishing House: Hatje Cantz
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4701-1

"At first glance the photographer Santeri Tuori’s pictorial world appears to be timeless. On second glance, however, it becomes clear what is going on. Tuori’s compositions of trees, tangled branches, and clouds are sophisticated montages made up of countless photos arranged sideby-side or on top of each other. This results in nearly abstract, fascinatingly complex images of nature; because it harmonizes with the sublime depiction of nature, the process of seeing transcends itself."


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

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.

Venue: Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck
Opening: 25 January, 3 pm
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

A Fresh Breeze from the North - The Helsinki School at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck
Zofia Kulik – Methodology, My Love

Zofia Kulik – Methodology, My Love


Persons Projects is delighted to announce the publication "Zofia Kulik. Methodology, My Love", edited by Agata Jakubowska. As the first publication dedicated solely to Kulik's work, "Methodology, My Love" examines the themes of her rich and complex oeuvre, while also addressing the working conditions as a female artists in a (post)communistic country. 

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw 
Publishing Date: 10 February 2020
Language: Englisch
Pages: 360
ISBN-10: 8364177591
ISBN-13: 978-8364177590