Boundaries of Independence at Tampere Art Museum

with Ei kommentteja
-Last weekend!

 

 

No matter whether individual, common or national–independence is a value. It is a desirable recognition, a sign of capability, coping, survival and strength–a matter of honour. It is an achievement whose sovereignty is admired and whose sanctity is defended. Becoming independent requires bilateral detachment, transfer of both po­wer and responsibility, redefining of borders and relations between neighbours, parents with their children, individuals with their surrounding communities as well as oneself with one’s abilities.

Where these borders are drawn does not depend on us alone. As nations and as individuals we are dependent on each other and the changing values and demands of society as well as on global develop­ments. Economic, social and emotional dependencies on the affability and support of others, acceptance from our families, friends and the community forces us to adjust ourselves to limited independence and limit our decision making. This insight is also why we should not ignore but rather respect and support the independence and attempts of it, of others. The status of independence and the freedom that it brings is not a persistently commensurable state for any of us.

Top floor: Juha Arvid Helminen, Tito Mouraz, Michal Siarek, Borko Vukosav, Julien Lombardi, Sonja Hamad, Juha Suonpää, Miriam Stanke

Juha Arvid Helminen, The Invisible Empire, Tito Mouraz, House of the Seven Women Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Michal Siarek, Alexander Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Borko Vukosav, Used to Be Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Julien Lombardi, The Unfinished Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Sonja Hamad, Jin – Jiyan – Asadi // Women, Life, Freedom Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Juha Suonpää, IBIDEM Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Miriam Stanke, And the Mountain Said to Munzur: You, River of my Tears Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Middle floor: Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Daesung Lee, Marta Zgierska

Jaakko Kahilaniemi, 100 Hectares of Understanding Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Daesung Lee, Futuristic Archaeology Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Marta Zgierska, Post Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Ground floor: Sami Parkkinen, Stefano Giogli, Zaza Bertrandt, Mariya Kozhanova, Bénédicte Vanderreydt, Hanna Lenz, Nina Korhonen

Sami Parkkinen, Father and Son Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

From left: Stefano Giogli, You Were the Only One, Zaza Bertrandt, Dreamland, Mariya Kozhanova, Declared Detachment Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Bénédicte Vanderreydt, I am 14 -viewed by Art Testers Photo: Tuula Alajoki

 

Hanna Lenz, Else Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Nina Korhonen, Anna Amerikan mummu Photo: Jari Kuusenaho | Tampere Art Museum

 

Enormous thanks to Tampere Art Museum for your continues support for Backlight Photo Festival. Special thanks to chief curator Tapani Pennanen for the discursive collaboration during the years, warm thanks also to the museum masters for the installation so well done and Jari Kuusenaho for the breathtaking installation shots. Huge thanks to Nina Tiitto at Ninan Kuvamaailma  for mastering the printing and Esa Malkki at Malkki for the framing. Still as always, the most sincere thanks to all our artists for letting us show your work at Backlight -it has been an honor.

 

Backlight ´17 open call jury:

Tuula Alajoki (FI), Miha Colner (SI), Ângela Ferreira (PT), Tina Schelhorn (DE)

Curator on location: Tuula Alajoki