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.

Ville Kumpulainen
Out of Sight

Published by: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, 2017
Format: 20 x 26 cm, Hardcover
Pages: 88 pages
Foreword: Timothy Persons
Text(s): Tiina Lehikoinen
Artists: Ville Kumpulainen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4373-0

Echoes from the Past

Moments from the past can be anchored in memories or immortalized in photographs. Yet, other things can also occur, as the Finnish artist Ville Kumpulainen (*1988 Rovaniemi) shows us in his impressive series Out of Sight. He uses photographs to create new histories for our present time. He cuts faces and fragments out of family photos, assembling things that do not belong together, gluing, punching holes in, or sewing individual pictures to produce completely new, yet familiar images. Kumpulainen makes use of a store of pictures gathered together from family albums and his own photographs. In this way, divergent spans of time are blended so that, at first glance, memories are deconstructed, only to be rebuilt and experienced completely anew.

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Ville KumpulainenOut of Sight