Basic Photography at SIC 7.5.-5.6.2016
Basic Photography brings together nine artists and nine different approaches to photography. The artists have diverse relationship with photography: it can be object of research and analyzing or tool for remembering and building an artwork and, naturally, an art piece in itself.
How is photographic thinking generating new forms in visual arts, and how it is affecting on the photography itself? Has the growing visual flood brought photography into inflation or can it be seen as a positive influence for photography and it’s development? The technique, production and meaning of photography have changed during the decades. At the same time the field of photography is under identity change: nowadays many photographers call themselves visual artists, so that the line between photographer and visual artist is fading.
These questions have been in the starting point of Basic Photography exhibition. The exhibition is composed by Sauli Sirviö, Hertta Kiiski and Marko Vuokola. Based on discussions with Andrey Bogush, Asger Carlsen, Ida Lehtonen, Jarkko Räsänen, Maija Savolainen and Kaarlo Stauffer and on the meetings between the working group was formed an exhibition where everyone has their personal approach to photography. The exhibition is also questioning if photography is profoundly 2-dimensional medium or can it help us to approach other dimensions too.
“I really want to bring some structure in the gallery”, Sauli Sirviö told when he was planning his wall painting. Sirviö’s painting is a reference to a piece of land, asphalt, concrete or rock that is corrupted by water, possibly mixed with iron. “The most common wall you can find in tunnels and abandoned places”, describes Sirviö, whose working is influenced by his explorations and wanderings. “First person who described me this phenomenal was Jussi Kivi and since that I have been collecting various photos of that weird material”. The quote is based on conversations had during the exhibition making process.
Ida Lehtonen Spider silk (2016), Sauli Sirviö Badgateway 001 (2015-2016), Asger Carlsen HESTER (2012), Marko Vuokola SPACELINER III (2015), Hertta Kiiski Green (2016), Kaarlo Stauffer It takes two to tango (2016)
Ida Lehtonen Spider silk (2016), Jarkko Räsänen & Samuli Häkkinen +- / hevonen kahdella veneellä /pukukuva hovista
(2016), Andrey Bogush *Proposal for duplicated head, purple and grey default cube (ver.2), stretched*, *Proposal for duplicated head, purple and grey default cube*, *stretched* (2016), Sauli Sirviö Badgateway 001 (2015-2016), Asger Carlsen HESTER (2012)