The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos hosts an international Backlight2021 touring exhibition, which will be on display in Inari from 25 February to 25 March 2021. The exhibition, which is touring in Finland and abroad, offers the visitors the opportunity to experience how artists currently visualize, understand and interpret the multidimensional relationship of art and science to space, nature and different cultures.
The theme of the exhibition emphasizes that there is not just one truth, but rather several truths, related realities. The exhibition of ten artists includes photographic prints of various sizes, large wallpaper pictures, videos, soundscapes and an interactive selfie-work based on artificial intelligence (AI).
The touring exhibition is extremely topical. Artists from different parts of the world use exact science and new technology in their works, but there is also humour in visual stories based on facts and fiction. The works of art dispel myths about the very serious attitude towards science stories and evoke a new way of seeing the circular economy and environmental sustainability.
The touring exhibition, co-produced by the Photographic Centre Nykyaika, the Tampere Art Museum and the Majaoja Foundation and presenting a selection of works of the Tampere Backlight2020 Photo Festival, opens for viewers the artists’ interpretations of the world where only the imagination is the limit. Some of the works have been made in space centres of the Earth, in the wilderness, at sea and underwater. The touring exhibition is curated by Backlight’s festival director Hannu Vanhanen and museum curator Johanna Kangas from the Tampere Art Museum.
The artists of the Backlight2021 touring exhibition are John Angerson (England), Caroline Corbasson (France), Michel Le Belhomme (France), Sami Lukkarinen and Roope Mokka (Finland), Michael Najjar (Germany), Bianca Salvo (Italy), Aki-Pekka & Astrid Sinikoski (Finland), Daniel Stier (Germany), Sameer Tawde (India), NASA / ESA / Edwin E. Aldrin (USA, Europe).