Hippolyte 12.10.-4.11.2012, Päivi Anita Ristell: Four Boxes of Her

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte


Yrjönkatu 8–10 (courtyard), 00120 Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 612 33 44, www.hippolyte.fi
Open: Tue–Fri 12–17, Sat–Sun 12–16
Päivi Anita Ristell’s exhibition Four Boxes Of Her deals with loss, sorrow and longing from a personal point of view. Having at a young age lost her younger sister Jenni, the artist approaches longing on several levels. The exhibition consists of four parts: remembrances and texts printed on rice paper, portraits, as well as a sound and box installation. Together these form an account of Päivi’s and Jenni’s story. The images and texts printed on rice paper are the artist’s personal recollections of her lost sister. The portraits of young women function as a metaphor for longing. The artist has depicted sorrow with faces of others, as a new story. The four cardboard boxes in the room refer to the name of the exhibition Four Boxes Of Her. Jenni’s things are packed in these boxes. The sound scape by sound artist Iiro Tulkki (b. 1989) has been created in collaboration with Ristell.

Päivi Anita Ristell’s book Four Boxes of Her is launched in connection to the exhibition. It has been a part of her degree work at the Department of Photography at the Institute of Design and Fine Arts in Lahti, Finland.

Päivi Anita Ristell (b. 1983) lives and works in Helsinki. The artist graduated in 2010 from the Department of Photography at the Institute of Design and Fine Arts in Lahti. Recently Ristell has actively participated in group exhibitions. Four Boxes Of Her has been exhibited at Art Gallery Naantalin Taidehuone in Naantali, Finland in the summer of 2011.

For more information and press images, please contact:
Petronella Grönroos, exhibition co-ordinator / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte +358 9-612 33 44, firstname.lastname@hippolyte.fi

Päivi Anita Ristell