Recently, human body and its materiality has played a major role in the works of many artists. In Hippolyte’s artist talk Karina-Sirkku Kurz opens her artistic process, her relationship with the human body and aesthetic surgery. The discussion will be held together with artist professor Maija Tammi.
Karina-Sirkku Kurz’s SUPERNATURE examines the human body’s position as a material substance as well as possessing awareness. The images on view at the gallery play and prod at the notion of physical sensations—discomfort and tenderness. The works negotiate where to draw limits both for the subject photographed and the viewer observing them. The event is free of charge and will be held in Finnish.
SUPERNATURE is on view at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte from until January 26th 2020. In 2017, Kurz’s previous work UNGLEICHGEWICHT (Kehrer Verlag, 2016) on eating disorders won the Finnish Photobook Award, organised by the Associan of Photographic Artists and the Finnish Museum of Photography. Artist and Doctor of Arts Maija Tammi explores the boundaries of disgust and fascination, and science and art, both in writing and in photographs and videos. Tammi has been awarded with Fotofinlandia, among others, and has published three books.
Enchantingly disgusting body
Discussion with artist Karina-Sirkku Kurz and artist professor Maija Tammi
Saturday 25.1.2020 at 15-16
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte
image: Karina-Sirkku Kurz, Alien Element, 2019