Dominik Lejman: Painting with Timecode

Dominik Lejman: Painting with Timecode

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2014
Texts: Doris von Drathen, Timothy Persons, Anda Rottenberg
Format: 24,2 x 29,7 cm
Pages: 192 with 130 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-3813-2

As early as in the late nineties, Dominik Lejman (*1969 in Gdansk) began re-exploring the boundaries of painting by combining videos with paintings. Timothy Persons characterized it as follows: "These mergings provoke and confront our prejudices of what we think a painting should be in the same manner as the Suprematists did in using collage as a technique to defy the boundaries of their generation’s assumptions of what a painting was.” In his work, Lejman pays particular attention to architecture and spaces as well as to the question of how they influence or even determine people’s patterns of movement. The structures that the Polish artist uncovers in the process and presents in his installations are extremely fragile, often last only for several moments, cause the limits of space to blur, and in part directly involve the viewer.

Hertta Kiiski & Niina Vatanen Archive Play

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: ca. 17 x 21 cm, Hardcover
Pages: ca. 64 pages, ca. 38 color illustrations
Texts: Mirjami Schuppert, Monika Fagerholm
Artists: Hertta Kiiski, Niina Vatanen
Language: English
Design by: Kehrer Design
ISBN 978-3-86828-588-8
Kehrer

This book is a playful, tentative and imaginative exploration into the photographic archive as generator of multiple meanings and plentiful source of inspiration.

The bodies of work, Present (Thank You Helvi Ahonen) by Hertta Kiiski and Archival Studies / A Portrait of an Invisible Woman by Niina Vatanen, were created as a response to the Helvi Ahonen collection, housed at the Finnish Museum of Photography. The 5,000 negatives that make up the original collection tell a touching story about the amateur photographer Helvi Ahonen’s life, with all its joys and sorrows.

Archive Play is a joint effort between the curator Mirjami Schuppert and the artists Hertta Kiiski and Niina Vatanen. While it is a culmination of an intensive research and collaboration project, the documentation of the exhibition Glimpses of the Unattainable (Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, spring 2014), it also is an independent work on its own. To accompany the photographs, a further interpretative layer is created by a fictional story written by Monika Fagerholm, an esteemed Finnish author.

Hertta Kiiski & Niina Vatanen Archive Play
New Nordic PhotographyThe Victor Fellowships 10 Year Anniversary Issue

New Nordic Photography
The Victor Fellowships 10 Year Anniversary Issue

Published by: Hasselblad Foundation, 2014
Format: Softcover
Pages: 143 Pages
Editors: Jenny Blixt, Elsa Modin,
Dragana Vujanovic, Louise Wolthers
Artist from the Helsinki School:
Nelli Palomäki
Language: English
Exhibition catalogue
ISSN 2000-0138
ISBN 978-91-976975-7-6

Tiina Itkonen
Avannaa

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages:  ca. 112 pages, ca. 64 color illustrations
Texts: Jean-Michel Huctin
Artist: Tiina Itkonen
Language: English
Design by: Juha Nenonen, Patrik Söderlund
ISBN 978-3-86828-512-3
http://www.artbooksheidelberg.de/html/detail/en/tiina-itkonen-978-3-86828-512-3.html

Avannaa is a selection of Tiina Itkonen’s photographs of Greenland’s landscape in 2002 – 2010. Itkonen has traveled over 1,500 kilometers in the west coast of Greenland by small plane, helicopter, cargo ship, oil tanker, sailboat, small fishing boat, and dog sled. Along the way she has spent time in small villages. Despite the timeless beauty captured in these photographs, there is also a subliminal awareness of the threat to the environment due to global warming.

Tiina Itkonen (b. 1968) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Since 1995 Itkonen has traveled regularly to Greenland to photograph polar landscape and people. Her work has been exhibited internationally such as at the 54th Venice Biennial, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Danish National Museum of Photography, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Ludwig Museum and New York Photo Festival. Itkonen’s first book Inughuit was published in 2004.

Tiina ItkonenAvannaa
PotrettiPhotographs and Literaturefrom Finnish Artists and Writers

Potretti
Photographs and Literature
from Finnish Artists and Writers

Published by: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, 2014
Format: Softcover
Pages: 159 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Elina, Brotherus, Santeri Tuori,
Nelli Palomäki, Ulla Jokisalo
Language: English / German
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 978-3-00-047240-4

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)

Following the first four volumes of the Helsinki School, this new publication looks back at the development of this group of photographers over the past twenty years and traces the emergence of the photographic tendency bearing this name.

In a collection of essays, international curators, art critics, and museum directors describe their encounters with the Helsinki School, from the first exhibitions in the late nineties to the youngest generation of photographers. A discussion between Timothy Persons and Alistair Hicks concludes these contributions. The texts are accompanied by installation shots from numerous international exhibitions, archival materials, books, posters, invitations, and most recent works by the different generations of artists.

The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future