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The Darkroom Association – Khronos & Topos
March 27 @ 08:00-April 23 @ 17:00
This year, Vaasa City Art Gallery will host exhibitions in cooperation with Vaasa City Culture Services. The first exhibition organized by the Culture Services is The Darkroom Association’s Khronos & Topos, which presents images produced using analogue photographic methods.
The exhibition reflects on the charged relationship between time and place through the means of photography. The dark image created by the interaction of physics and chemistry builds a connection between the artist and the material, as well as the history of photography. The finished work presents a descriptive observation in the space, whose meaning is ultimately left to the viewer to interpret.
The Finnish Darkroom Association is a non-profit association founded in 2016, which preserves and develops the tradition of darkroom work and art in Finland. The association maintains a professional black-and-white studio called Mörk at the Vallila artists’ house in Helsinki, which was built with a grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Today, the association has more than 90 members and actively participates in the field of Finnish photography. In the winter of 2022, the association will organize an international analog photography festival together with the Finnish Museum of Photography.
The artists in the exhibition are Jenni Haili, Natalia Kopkina, Patrick Kuoppamäki, Katri Lassila and Taru Samola. The group is comprised of active artist members of The Finnish Darkroom Association. Since 2018, they have organized together several group exhibitions, for example, Tampere Artists’ Association Art Center in Mältinranta, 2020 and Helsinki Artists’ Association in HAA Gallery, 2021.
Photo: Natalia Kopinka. Portrait study: Iron teeth, 2019