Niko Luoma: For Each Minute, Sixty-Five Seconds

Niko Luoma: For Each Minute, Sixty-Five Seconds

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, June 2021
Texts: Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer
Design: Juha Nenonen
Format: 25 x 30,5 cm
Pages: 184 with 150 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4689-2

For Each Minute, Sixty-Five Seconds
No one uses the camera like the photographer Niko Luoma. He is not interested in capturing the world in front of his lens. He uses light to create his own visual spheres. Using up to a thousand multiple exposures he applies individual elements of color and form to the negative, layer by layer. Meticulous calculations and geometrical skills are the necessary foundation for this. The results are abstract photographs of impressive, colorful intensity and luminosity. This book of photos is based on the series Adaptations, which reproduces famous works by other artists. Luoma presents a fascinating visual game in which the independent charisma of the photographs acts in concert with its reverence toward Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Vincent van Gogh, or Pablo Picasso. With tongue in cheek referencing, Luoma thus realizes the avant-garde’s desire to liberate photography from reproducing reality, allowing it to become an art.

Elina Brotherus: Seabound. A Logbook

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Summer 2021
Texts: Elina Brotherus, Nicolai Tangen, Timo Valjakka
Design: Dog Design, Helsinki, Ilona Ilottu
Format: 22,5 x 28,5 cm
Pages: 120 with 57 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-96900-033-5

A Logbook
Sørlandet, »the Southland«, is the southernmost tip of Norway. Some call it the »Norwegian Riviera«. Going north, the rocky archipelago soon gives way to granitic mountains and mountain valleys. Yet, the sea is never far – Norway has the longest coastline in Europe.
Elina Brotherus’ photographic practice is based on making visual discoveries. When she finds a place that pleases her, she starts to play with the human figure, trying to incorporate it in the image in an intriguing way. Brotherus has a habit of using art history, and in Sørlandets Kunstmuseum’s collection she found entry points for this new body of work: some pieces are based on 19th century Romantic paintings, yet others on performative scores, i.e. by Yoko Ono, Geoffrey Hendricks, VALIE EXPORT, John Baldessari, or the Norwegian performance artist Kurt Johannesen. Seabound is her eleventh monograph.
Elina Brotherus: Seabound. A Logbook
Nanna Hänninen: Now is Now

Nanna Hänninen: Now is Now

Publisher: Kodoji Press, Baden 2020
Texts: Laura Kuurne and Tuomas Nevanlinna
Format: 11,5 x 14,8 cm
Pages: 160 with 56 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-03747-099-2

Now is Now
Time is the given in Nanna Hänninen’s conceptual photography practice – as it is in all photography. Photography records an instant and marks too that it has passed and is gone. Furthermore, Hänninen’s book NOW IS NOW and the exhibition it accompanied, How About the Future? at Serlachius Museums Gösta in the pandemic year of 2020, are marked by her investigation of how we conceive of and comprehend time. NOW IS NOW is composed of images by Hänninen, both her own source images and sculptures and works based on found images, interleaved through a text by Finnish philosopher Tuomas Nevanlinna and bookended by an excerpt from curator Laura Kuurne’s essay on Hänninen’s work.