Paradoxes of photography -exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photographic Art

Today’s video tells about the exhibition called Paradoxes of Photography, which is currently on view at the Finnish Museum of Photography. I and Finnish nature are honored to be anonymously involved in the best work of that exhibition, which is the installation called Amnesia, built by Niina Uusitalo and Jenni Niemelä-Nyrhinen. You can see from the attached video how one of my Instagram photos was included in that installation in the Museum of Photographic Art in Helsinki.

Video duration 3:20

Paradoxes of photography exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography

The older museum space of the Finnish Museum of Photographic Art is located in Helsinki at Cable Factory and Ruoholahti is the closest metro station to Cable Factory. You can get to Ruoholahti from the center of Helsinki by metro in 3-4 minutes.

Next to the entrance of the Museum of Photographic Art, in front of Cable Factory, has just been built the House of Dance, and if you want to know what it looks like, you can see that in the video as well.

As a side note I’d like to mention that for me personally, the construction of the House of Dance just in front of the entrance to the Cable Factory was a disappointment. Of course the House of Dance itself was important to have in Helsinki, but at what cost? The open entrance to the Cable Factory is blocked and the atmosphere is really cramped seen from far.

For more than 20 years I have been visiting Cable Factory in Helsinki regularly and over the years I have participated in many art exhibitions there and now I lost the taste of the whole thing. How do artists and event organizers now attract viewers to their exhibitions, when you can’t see even the entrance from the street anymore? Could the wall of the House of Dance be harnessed for exhibition advertisements, so that people would know how to navigate to somewhere in the courtyard from the door next to the House of Dance, and from there on until the exhibition.

Somebody should shake awake Helsinki’s city architects, because Cable Factory and Ruoholahti are not the only places in Helsinki that are currently being ruined by additional construction. In Helsinki, I appreciate the presence of nature and the spaciousness of construction, which is missing in many other big cities in the world. There are still real forests and wild trees in Helsinki.

In Europe, many cities have to settle for planted parks, where trees are decorated with unnatural geometric cuts and only planted flowers grow. But in Helsinki city there are still real forests, and that’s how it should be –

In the heat of the summer day, the coolest places in Helsinki are the forest, the sea, cold cellars and grocery stores.

From Helsinki comes also this forest photo attached.

Last days at hand

The Paradoxes of Photography exhibition can be seen at the Helsinki Cable Factory in the Museum of Photographic Art from May 13 to August 28, 2022. If you’ve been wondering what are photo exhibitions needed for after Instagram and internet, the Paradoxes of Photography -exhibition will give you the answer.

I’m sorry to blog and inform you about this exhibition so late, but it is good to know, that my Instagram followers got to know about it as soon as June 2022, in my Instastories, which is the thing to follow now, if you want to be up to date.

My own photo exhibition in Instagram and YouTube is open 24/7/365 and the forest work above can still be found on Instagram from spring 2021. If you want that photo or some other photo work of mine framed on your own wall, please contact me by email: indivue(a)gmail.com

You should also read and watch my works like INDIVUE – Trip to Finland. Did you know, that by subscribing its English version, you support my creative works and help me to translate it from Finnish to English.

You can read this post also in Finnish.

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