My visit to Kiasma, in photographs.

Often when you go visit a gallery which has several exhibitions you like only one or two and end up quickly walking through some of them. Not this time as each exhibition was excellent. It was also first time long videos have hold my interest all the way through to the end.

I particularly liked Jouko Lehtola’s photos. The film made during his last months (he died of cancer a couple of years ago) was also very moving. He took photos of teenagers, people with tattoos, locations were people had died of drug overdose, weapons used in domestic violence, landscapes. Very talented man, who also seemed to have been very interesting, generous and thoughtful person.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s video work, The House, about woman starting to hear voices & figuring how to cope with them was also very powerful. It was a large scale projection showing 3 different viewpoints.  I wish I could watch it again.

Can’t forget that Kiasma itself is a work of art.


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