6–16 May 2021
MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki, Finland Tue–Fri 12–17, Sat–Sun 12–16
Among the many works by many international artists, there is also one of mine. Exceptionally optimistic and affordable.
All performance artists have a special relationship with themselves and their body. As a medium, the body becomes a tool for examining oneself and one’s subject matter. In photo performances where there is no live audience, the artist is free to experiment and alter the approach.
Mirrored is curated from entries received in an open call and screened by a jury. It features works by 50 artists from 15 countries.
The exhibition consists of photographs in which the artist engages in a dialogue with the camera. Some of the works have a narrative or serial structure, others are freestanding images devoid of any storyline. Alternatively, a story may be concealed in the moment of exposure, or it can first come into being in the viewer’s imagination.
The pictures contain joy and fun, austerity and generosity, predetermination and randomness. For the artist in front the lens, the camera is an ally: it records without passing judgment. The artist’s presence and charisma are enough – a simple gesture in its context can reveal deeper meanings and levels.
The exhibition includes both classics from earlier years as well as never before exhibited new work.
Artists of the exhibition are Sobri Abdul Lail, Bill Aitchison, Annette Arlander, Marc Behrens, Gustaf Broms, Rainless (Yung Ching Chang), Khalil Charif, Ulla Duell, Michel Dumont, Rah Eleh, Rag Elnyg, John Gayer, Sarah Elise Gerats, Eeva-Mari Haikala, Artist duo Harrie Liveart, Stein Henningsen, Luisa Huebner, Hanna Ijäs, Kaisa Illukka, Pekka Kainulainen, Performance artist duo Kainulainen & Latva, Parsa Kamehkhosh, Leena Kela, Marjaana Kella, Andreas Knag-Danielsen, Kaisu Koski, Nina Lassila, Johanna Lecklin, Vilma Leino, Beate Linne, Kaisa Luukkonen, Teemu Mäki, Veera Nelimarkka, Cristina Nuñez, Harri Piispanen, Pilvi Porkola, Olga Prokhorova, Cai Qing, Hannele Romppanen, Sebastian Rudolph Jensen, Kikka Rytkönen, Jukka Silokunnas, Kari Soinio, Saku Soukka, Subliimit tulkinnat - Pauliina Pesonen & Jolin Slotte, Fajar "Kunting" Susanto, Tomasz Szrama, Paula Tella, Timo Tähkänen, Frans van Lent, Inari Virmakoski.
Presented in the MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre at the Cable Factory, the exhibition is part of MUU’s A Month of Performances programme. The jury of the Mirrored exhibition are: Helinä Hukkataival, artist; Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Chief Curator of the Finnish Museum of Photography; and Timo Soppela, Director of MUU.