Discussion 8.5.2013: Lea Kantonen, Pekka Niskanen & Morten Torgersrud

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte
Yrjönkatu 8–10 (courtyard), 00120 Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 612 33 44, www.hippolyte.fi

Wednesday 8.5.2013, 5.30 p.m.
DISCUSSION: Lea Kantonen, Pekka Niskanen & Morten Torgersrud

Pekka Niskanen and Morten Torgersrud have invited Lea Kantonen to discuss the shared themes of their exhibitions at Hippolyte.

There will be a chance to view the work at 5 p.m. The discussion will start c. 5.30 p.m.

Discussion in English. Welcome!

More about the exhibitions:


Photographic Gallery Hippolyte
Pekka Niskanen: South by East and East by North

“Although the stories in my work deal with death, the work is also connected to Burma, currently in a post-colonial period – as well as Antarctica, a continent now colonized for scientific purposes. Western neo-colonialism presents a challenge for Burma and the Philippines. As its consequence, South-East Asians have become cheap and sought after labor also for cruise ships. Tourism to the Antarctic would not even be possible without Asian migrant workers on the cruise ships. The workers, flown in from South East Asia, live almost half of the year on board the ships. They call Antarctica the emptiness, the ”nowhere” place.”

Hippolyte Studio

Morten Torgersrud: Circulating Sites

“The landscapes of the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia are the background for Circulating Sites. This region has over the last decades been through major political-economical changes and is now also defined across national borders – such as the Barents region or Sápmi. These somewhat contradictory configurations of the northern territories are to be seen in light of the influence of a globalised economy upon local landscapes.”