December 22, 2009 - framework: the finnish art review - Issue 11 out now
December 22, 2009

Issue 11 out now

The Finnish Art Review
ISSN 1459-6288

Issue 11 out now

Issue 11 serves as the publication for the touring exhibition Horror Vacui with works by Markus Copper, Kimmo Schroderus and Jari Haanperä, and offers with its articles a larger platform for the thematics of the exhibition.

What is “nothing”? Though the question may seem simple, it is difficult to answer. But as Chuck Dyke, Patricia Reed and Ville Lähde in their essays of this issue discuss, the problem fades off when we locate the question in appropriate contrasts. The antonym of ‘nothing’ is not ‘anything’ but ‘something.’ The thing to do next is to specify which ‘something’ is at stake.

Markus Copper, Jari Haanperä and Kimmo Schroderus faced their fear of empty spaces and created with their individual works an entity which defiantly filled the museum space by means of light, sound, mechanical movement, motorized structures and sculptural objects. The metal limbs of Schroderus’ works stretched in every direction to the depth of twenty meters. Copper’s sculptures were like live machines that challenged us to deal with the relationship between man and technology in the border states between life and death. The moving images of Haanperä’s works supported the existing and the invisible with reflections and shadows.

The exhibition was organised by Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and was on view from May 15 through August 8, 2009.

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