Persons Projects | CHART

Persons Projects (DE)

Persons Projects was founded in 1995 in Helsinki, Finland and relocated to Berlin in 2005. It’s primary focus has been the artists of the Helsinki School and the Nordic region. In 2019 Persons Projects expanded its activities to include artists from Eastern Europe. The gallery represents a selected group of established and emerging artists who work both conceptually and with the photographic process as a tool for thinking.

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CHART

Persons Project will focus on the 25th anniversary of The Helsinki School, linking to the upcoming exhibition “New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School” in the autumn at Taidehalli, Helsinki. At CHART, we present a selection of new and historic works of artists from all six generations of the Helsinki School. It will highlight unique photographic positions that evolved out of this approach and platform that has been based upon a sustainable contextual dialogue between its students, teachers, and former alumni – and will exemplify how the Helsinki School, through its evolution, has opened new perspectives in how we experience photography.

The Helsinki School (FI)

Persons Projects’ CHART presentation celebrates 25 years of the Helsinki School, one of the longest sustainable photographic movements of its kind. Originating as an educational platform, it has helped establish Finnish photography internationally. The exhibition 'New Perspectives Through Photography' at Taidehalli, Helsinki, will start on 10th September 2021.

The Helsinki School’s selected exhibitions include Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck (2020), Landskrona Museum (2017), Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen (2011), Daegu Photo Biennale (2010), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2009), École des Beaux-Arts Paris (2008), Stenersen Museum, Oslo (2007), Kulturhuset, Stockholm (2005), The New Art Gallery Walsall (2001).

Niina Vatanen, Shipwreck

Archival pigment print, 43 x 60 cm
2021

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Aino Kannisto, Untitled (woman in bath)

Archival pigment print, 90 x 135 cm
2015

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Niko Luoma, Picture 258, Corner over Long Edge Off Midpoint

Archival pigment print, Diasec, 226 x 127 cm (framed)
2020

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Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Mining Your Business

From the series Nature Like Capital. Pigment Print, 46,67 x 35 cm (framed)
2020

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Sanna Kannisto, Upupa Epops

Archival pigment ink print, 61 x 81 cm
2019

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Eeva Karhu, En plein air, Summer 1

Archival pigment print, 120 x 180 cm
2021

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Ville Kumpulainen, Words we Speak

From the series Eye and Idea, Two notes together. Archival pigment print, 53,5 x 40,5 cm
2021

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Santeri Tuori, Water Lilies #19

Pigment print, diptych, 114,7 x 218,4 cm (framed)
2020

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Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Vaisalansaari, Finland

Archival inkjet print, 60 x 50 cm
1998

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Niko Luoma, For Each Minute, Sixty-Five Seconds, Installation view, Persons Projects, 2021

Persons Projects in Berlin seen from the outside, Lindenstraße 34-35, 10969 Berlin

Interview with Niina Vatanen