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A detail from Flexing II.#Snapshot

As part of the Helsinki Festival, a new main exhibition for the autumn season will open at the Finnish Museum of Photography on Thursday 21 August. The exhibition consists primarily of photographs taken by ordinary people, images sourced from the Internet, historic snapshots and “selfies”, as well as an overview of the history of the “selfie”. Setting out to update the concept of snapshot, the exhibition also features new works by international artists, Catherine Balet, Erik Kessels, Niklas Kullström and Sisse Stroyer, commenting on the phenomenon.

Exhibition Monokini 2.0 by Nutty Tarts, a Helsinki-based artist duo of Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri, is on display at the Process Space of the museum until 7 September. The exhibition, featuring fashion shoots of swimwear designed by Tyra Therman, Sasu Kauppi, Mert Otsamo, Timo Rissanen, Outi Les Pyy, Vilma Riitijoki and KaksiTvå for women who have undergone a mastectomy, boldly contests the ideas of our culture concerning “good” and “normal” looks when it comes to women.

 

Image: Niklas Kullström

From Thu 21 August
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Tallberginkatu 1 G
Tickets €0/6/8
Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-20:00
www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi

 

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