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The Finnish Museum of Photography: Abstract!

1.11.2017–14.1.2018

THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ABSTRACT! 100 YEARS OF ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY, 1917–2017
1.11.2017-14.1.2018, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory

The Abstract! exhibition celebrates the hundred-year history of photographic abstraction. The exhibition will present a large number of Finnish artists from different periods, and the famous international early abstractionists László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, and August Strindberg.

Abstraction, which is popular in today's photographic art, met with strong opposition, especially among photographers, when it was first introduced in the early 20th century – and has done so at regular intervals ever since. It was considered to be pointless and to go against the nature of photography as a medium for recording and representing reality.

Abstraction has also been ignored in Finnish research on photography, even though it has an essential role in the history of the medium. For this reason, the exhibition highlights a number of unsung Finnish photographers, thus proving that the history of Finnish photographic art has more facets than has previously been thought.

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Open:
Tue-sun at 11-18
Wed at 11-20

Tickets:
10 € / 5 €
Under 18 year-olds free entrance
Free admission on the last Wednesday of the month from 5 to 8 pm

Photo: Ea Vasko: #11, from the series Reflections of the ever-changing (the short history of now), 2009