Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012

Since this year I’m spending in Helsinki, I’m quite anxious about every new art events and exhibitions here. So to my great satisfaction and pleasure, I would like to announce and inform you about this upcoming event: Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012, starting on the 2nd March and open till the end of April.

“The theme of HPB12 will be urbanity and the city. Through these concepts, the biennial will explore how art meets the city, how the city receives art, and how urbanity is addressed in art. Through photography and moving image works, the festival will examine the core and the boundaries of the city, its points of conflict and places of calm.”

Still picture from the J. Street Project film © Susan Hiller. Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

“The city and urbanity are fluid and multifaceted concepts: people living in Helsinki looks at their city with different eyes than Londoners or Tokyoites look at theirs. And yet all cities share the resolve of their inhabitants to enclose themselves in an environment founded on community and an intentionally constructed environment. Because there are countless different cities in the world, with all sorts of inhabitants, HPB12 will feature urban art from Finland as well as abroad.”

The biennial has a rich programme, from different exhibitions to be held in many buildings of Helsinki City Museum, then in Espoo Cultural Centre Gallery, Galerie Forsblom, Gallery AARNI, Galleria Huuto, Virka Gallery, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte and many other galleries throughout the city, to events and workshops like video projections, artworks along the streets, self-portrait workshops at the Central Railway Station in Helsinki, lectures on fashion and portrait photography, pinhole camera workshops and many many more.

So when by any chance you are in Helsinki or somewhere near, come, visit the exhibitions and participate. See you there!

Image source/further information may be found on HPB and helsinginkaupunginmuseo.

written by erikagrendel on 2012-02-15 #news #museum #urban #gallery #finland #helsinki #photography #lomography #exhibitions #biennial #2012 #helsinki-city-museum

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