Hippolyte 9.11.-2.12.2012, Arto Timonen & Henna Paasonen: Street

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

The exhibition Street at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte presents Arto Timonen’s photographs of homeless, as well as work that have their origin in the art workshops held by Henna Paasonen. Timonen’s photographs capture daily experiences of homeless people in Helsinki 2011–2012. Henna Paasonen’s workshops have been carried out in collaboration with the association Vailla vakinaista asuntoa ry (No Fixed Abode NGO). In the workshops Paasonen has applied concepts of narrative identity and strives to give the homeless a possibility to tell their own story.

During the exhibition the newly published book with stories of the homeless is for sale at Hippolyte: Ulla Pyyvaara – Arto Timonen: Katu – asunnottomat kertovat (Into, Helsinki, 2012).

Photographer Arto Timonen graduated from the Turku Academy of Arts in 2008, majoring in photography. He has photographed homelessness since the early 2000s. Timonen’s series City Indians has been exhibited in Helsinki and Turku. He was also one of the co-leaders of “The Silence is Broken”, a workshop for homeless, which was made into an exhibition at Kiasma in 2010.

Henna Paasonen graduated in Comparative Religion from the University of Helsinki in 2012, and has studied art methodology at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. She has held art workshops with different customer groups, and since 2011 with visitor of Vailla vakinaista asuntoa ry (No Fixed Abode NGO).

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

Arto Timonen