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CLOSED The Finnish Museum of Photography: Katja Eydel

27.11.2020–6.1.2021

CLOSED

THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KATJA EYDEL - EDUCATIONAL
27.11.2020–6.1.2021, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space, Cable Factory

Building and furnishing functional and utilitarian spaces for various purposes is one of society's basic functions. Humans are good at creating operational environments. One might even say that it has been one of the key factors in the success of our species.

Katja Eydel's exhibition Educational presents a selection of spaces, each of which has been designed for a specific purpose: classrooms, doctor's offices, day care centers and rehabilitation centers that look mundane and neutral at first glance. Eydel's project, however, makes us take a closer look at these constructed spaces. Spaces that are used to mold individuals into citizens who meet society's expectations.

Behind the banality of everyday life is a host of social structures that shape our thinking and behavior. The photographs of the deserted rooms may seem unexceptional on their own, but presented together they carry a powerful message.

Open:
Tue–Sun at 11–18
Wed at 11–20

Tickets:
5 € / 10 €, Museum Card
Free admission for under 18-year-olds.
Free admission on last Wednesday evening of the month 5–8pm.

Photo: Katja Eydel, Juvenile Detention Centre Visiting Room, from the series Educational, 2019.