The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2019.
Ed. Timothy Persons, Asia Zak Persons, text(s) by Grey Crawford, Antje-Britt Mählmann, Timothy Persons, Marja Sakari, graphic design by Full Metal Jacket.
Format: 24 x 29 cm
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4699-1

Persons Projects is happy to present the new volume of The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6. The publication has been launched Saturday 7 November during Paris Photo Fair 2019.
It concentrates on bringing together the various approaches used by the School’s representatives to conceptualize nature visibly. The stated goal is not to limit oneself to purely physical depictions of animals, plants, and landscapes. Nature ought to be expressed through a di¤erent type of unit and with a new way of gauging time. Days, months, and seasons become the points of crystallization for time. Thus, the photographs reflect a Nordic sense about feelings of loneliness, jealousy, or desire. The works provide photographic insight into the complex horizon of emotions that characterize our individual views of nature. They do not portray landscape as such, but the world in which we live.
Since the 1990s the name Helsinki School has been used to describe a group of fine art photographers who studied, taught, or graduated from the Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture. The term unites a consistent conceptual approach.

The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future

Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2014
Format: 29.50 x 24.50 cm, hardcover
Pages: ca. 256 pages, ca. 180 illustrations
Texts: Holger Broeker, Alistair Hicks,Erika Hoffman-Koenige,
Andréa Holzherr,Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Pari Stave,
Christoph Tannert, Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
Graphic design by: Hannes Aechter
ISBN 978-3-7757-3901-6
Hatje Cantz

I find it amazing that after twenty years of existence, the Helsinki School cannot be defined by any one fixed point of view. Conceptually there is a red thread connecting one generation to another in the way they perceive and present their ideas but not necessarily in how they apply them.

– Timothy Persons (introduction)

The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future
Daegu Photo Biennale 2010: Helsinki School

Daegu Photo Biennale 2010: Helsinki School

Published by: Daegu Photo Biennale 2010
Format: Softcover
Text: Walter Bergmoseer,  Timothy Persons
Artist: Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Aino Kannisto, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Janne Lehtinen, Jouko Lehtola, Niko Luoma, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Jyrki Parantainen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Heli Rekula, Mikko Sinervo, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang.
Exhibition catalogue

Next Level Helsinki Issue

Published by: Next Level projects Ltd, 2010
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Jorma Puranen, Niko Luoma, Santeri Tuori,
Elina Brotherus, Ola Kolehmainen, Hannu Karjalainen,
Ulla Jokisalo, Jyrki Parantainen, Pertti Kekarainen,
Milja Laurila, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri
Language: English
ISSN 1476-4369
Next Level Helsinki Issue
The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK

The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2007.
29,50 x 24,50 cm hardcover
232 pages, 187 color illustrations
University of Art and Design, Helsinki (TaiK)
Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Miklos Gaál, Veli Granö, Ilkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Maarit Hohteri, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Jan Kaila, Ari Kakkinen, Aino Kannisto, Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Milja Laurila, Janne Lehtinen, Ville Lenkkeri, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Niko Luoma, Susanna Majuri, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Heli Rekula, Nanna Saarhelo, Pentti Sammallahti, Jari Silomäki, Mikko Sinervo, Marjukka Vainio, Ea Vasko, Pernilla Zetterman
Designed by:
Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
ISBN 978-3-7757-1888-2

Based on the success of volume one, the latest installment of The Helsinki School represents one of the most unique approaches to the state of conceptual photography today. Volume two is dedicated to sustaining the dialogue between one generation and another who have either taught, graduated, or attended the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. It will accompany an exhibition with venues all over the world. This unique, richly illustrated publication, based on a concept by Timothy Persons and Jorma Puranen also looks ahead to the emerging next generation.

Jyrki Parantainen: unelmia ja pettymyksiä

Published by: Amos Anderson Art Museum, 2006
Edited: Amos Anderson Art Museum
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 71 Pages, 28 color illustrations
Texts: Ritva Rominger-Czako, Kaarina Gould, Andreas Vowinckel
Artist: Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English/Finnish
ISBN 9529531648, 9789529531646
Jyrki Parantainen: unelmia ja pettymyksiä
Suomalainen valokuva 1998-1999Finnish photography 1998-1999

Suomalainen valokuva 1998-1999
Finnish photography 1998-1999

Published by: Musta Taide, 1999
Format: Softcover
Pages: 111 Pages
Artists: Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jyrki Parantainen,
Riitta Päiväläinen, Marjukka Vainio
Musta taide 1/1999
Language: Finnish /English
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-25-1

Burning (of) Ethics of the Passions Contemporary Art as a Process

Published by: University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, 1999
Text: Mari Krappala
Hardcover: 211 pages
Artist: Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
ISSN 0782-1832
ISBN 951-558-051-X
Burning (of) Ethics of the Passions Contemporary Art as a Process
Magnetic North: Current Installation Photography in Finland

Magnetic North: Current Installation Photography in Finland

Published by: New Art Gallery Walsall (Jan. 1 1999)
Edited by: Caryn Faure Walker
Hardcover: 128 pages
Artists: Elina Brotherus, Marjaana Kella,
Ola Kolehmainen, Andrei Lajunen, Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9515580846
ISBN-13: 978-9515580849

Rumpu ja Kamera
The Drum and the Camera

Published by: Musta Taide, 2/1997
Format: Softcover
Pages: 100 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Timo Kelaranta,
Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Ari Saarto
Language: Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-14-6
Rumpu ja KameraThe Drum and the Camera
Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (1991)

Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (1991)

Persons Projects is pleased to introduce the edition box MAA by Jyrki Parantainen, which is a dedication to his photographic Earth-series (1981-1991).

Published by: Jyrki Parantainen
Year of Publishing:1991
Medium: Edition Box with eleven photographic prints 
Signature: Hand-signed by the artist
Format: 62 x 47 cm
Edition: 400

"In the Earth series, Parantainen’s artistic intervention into the Finnish landscape takes place in a highly individuated way. Indeed, the sites are chosen and staged as subjects within the idiom, or genre, of Land Art. The work process involves a careful integration of various organic media, ranging from fire-lit torches, over liquids like milk, to dry materials like chalkstone. Unlike traditional approaches, however, Parantainen’s landscapes are captured and reproduced visually in form of photographs, thus adding a new aspect of mobility to the otherwise site-bound location of the physical landscape. Though perhaps not concerned with issues of "environmental sustainability” in the conventional sense of the word, Parantainen’s Earth works do fulfill an ecological effect of recycling, with regard to traditions of using and representing nature in art."

Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (Earth)

Published by: the artist, Opus 18, 1991
Format: Offset lithography/ handmade covers/ size 64 x 49 cm
13 photographs.
Artist: Jyrki Parantainen
Edition 400
Jyrki Parantainen: MAA (Earth)
Jordi Guaridor(alias Jyrki Parantainen):Uns Tretze Petits Catalans

Jordi Guaridor
(alias Jyrki Parantainen):
Uns Tretze Petits Catalans

Published by: Jordi Guaridor (Jyrki Parantainen), 1987
Format: Offset lithography/ handmade covers/ size 18 x 20 cm.
13 photographs.
Artist: Jyrki Parantainen
Edition 55