Accomplished Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus (b.1972) meets with celebrated talent Svante Gullichsen (b.1994) on September 4 (14.30-17:30) and the two will talk about their works and approaches in photography.
Meet and learn from Elina Brotherus and Svante Gullichsen.
The seminar will take place in the Auditorium of the National Museum of Finland (Kansallismuseo).
Language : English
Biographies: Elina Brotherus (b. Helsinki, Finland) works in photography and moving image. Her work has been alternating between autobiographical and art-historical approaches. Photographs dealing with the human figure and the landscape, the relation of the artist and the model, gave way to images on subjective experiences in her recent bodies of work Annonciation and Carpe Fucking Diem. In her current work she is revisiting Fluxus event scores and other written instructions for performance-oriented art of the 1950s-70s. Another ongoing interest is photographing in private houses by architects like Alvar Aalto, Friedensreich Hundertwasser or Michel Polak, where Brotherus takes roles of various imagined characters and brings a tranquil human presence to these iconic spaces. Elina Brotherus started exhibiting internationally in 1997. The artist’s works are in 66 different public collections and she has published nine monographs.
Elina Brotherus lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and Avallon, France. She has an MA degree in Photography (2000) from the University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto University) and an MSc in Chemistry (1997) from the University of Helsinki.
Svante Gullichsen b.1994 is a Helsinki-based photographer whose work varies from strong Nordic and mystical atmospheres to warm and insightful commissions. At the very core of Gullichsen's work is the relation between human and nature as well as the fundamental relation between darkness and light. Gullichsen's works have been shown in Generation 2017 exhibition series in 2017-2018 and can be found in private collections.
He is an open-call winner at the 2019 Helsinki Photo Festival on the theme “Anarchy”, and won best image that year.
See more info at: http://helsinkiphotofestival.com/