Hippolyte at ARCOmadrid, 19 – 23 Feb 2014

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte at ARCOmadrid international art fair as a part of the #FocusFinland programme

Finland is the focus country at the international ARCOmadrid art fair in Spain in February 2014. The Finnish programme at the fair consists of 13 galleries and the #FocusFinland Pavilion. Each gallery will be presenting a solo exhibition at their stand. The Finnish programme at the fair has been curated by Leevi Haapala from Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Hippolyte presents works by Perttu Saksa

Hippolyte’s stand: 9D14

Perttu Saksa is a visual artist and photographer from Helsinki. In his photographs, he strives to present motives that otherwise wouldn’t be the object of one’s attention. Saksa deals with the relationship between man and nature, as well as with the portrait as a genre. In his photo series Echo (2012), Saksa has photographed primates found in old collections of natural science in Europe. Seen at ARCOmadrid is his new series , Kind of You (2013), where Saksa has been continuing this theme; photographing dancing monkeys in Indonesia, performing in the street, wearing traditional dresses and masques. The series is a vision of humanity; of people’s ways of mastering and subordinating nature to make it like themselves.

The #FocusFinland programme

#FocusFinland is a joint effort of various organisations. The programme is coordinated by Frame Visual Art Finland. The programme at the fair is a collaboration between Frame and the Finnish galleries in the ARCOmadrid programme. The collateral programme is organised by Frame, the Finnish Institute in Madrid and the venues in Madrid.

Find out more:
ARCOmadrid, www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_06
#FocusFinland, www.frame-finland.fi/en/what-we-do/arcomadrid-2014/


Perttu Saksa, from series A Kind of You, 2013