The Helsinki School - A New Approach
Stefan Bremer » Elina Brotherus » Joakim Eskildsen » Miklos Gaál » Veli Granö » Nanna Hänninen » Ilkka Halso » Maarit Hohteri » Tiina Itkonen » Ulla Jokisalo » Sanna Kannisto » Aino Kannisto » Sandra Kantanen » Pertti Kekarainen » Timo Kelaranta » Marjaana Kella » Ola Kolehmainen » Andrej Lajunen » Janne Lehtinen » Jouko Lehtola » Niko Luoma » Juha Nenonen » Riitta Päiväläinen » Jyrki Parantainen » Jorma Puranen » Heli Rekula » Ari Saarto » Magnus Scharmanoff » Jari Silomäki » Santeri Tuori » Pekka Turunen » Marjukka Vainio Brutmann »
Exhibition: 5 May – 15 Aug 2004
Finnish Museum of Photography
Tallberginkatu 1 G
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Tallberginkatu 1 G - The Cable Factory
30 by TaiK Finnish art photography is one of the most successful items of cultural export in Europe. Now, for the first time, the internationally acknowledged artists are gathered together in their home country, at the Finnish Museum of Photography at the Cable Factory. The extensive exhibition of photography "30 by TaiK" presents works from over 30 different artists who have been studying or teaching at TaiK, the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. At the same time, three new Masters of Arts graduated from the department of Photography show their work. The concept of "The Helsinki School" is not defined by a specific discipline, nationality or geographic region. It represents an approach, a way of thinking that has evolved out of a process of teaching at the University of Art and Design, where each generation is given the chance to invent themselves. The University of Art and Design through its Professional Studies program (Gallery Taik) takes its most promising MA photography students, postgraduates and teachers into the international art fair circuit. This approach has raised the standard of criticism and served the purpose of introducing the chosen artists into the international forum. The program was designed by Timothy Persons and has been functioning since 1995. The 30 by TaiK exhibition will continue in Kulturhuset in Stockholm in January 2005 and in the Fotofest festival Berlin in September 2005. It will also include a large website and in 2005 a book. The curators of the exhibition are Timothy Persons and Jorma Puranen.