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26 Feb 2011

Santeri Tuori at Effearte, Milano

Santeri Tuori: Forest


25 February - 9 April 2011 Tuesday to Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 3pm - 7pm

Flavia Fiocchi
+39 0289096534
+39 0240700945

via Ponte Vetero, 13

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EFFEARTE gallery is proud to present a sole exhibition of works by Santeri Tuori, his first in Italy. The artist ranks amongst one of Finland's leading contemporary photographers.

Forest is the show title and the subject of the video installation and photographic works shown.
Tuori's photographic work required three years to complete in Kökar, one of the Åland islands in the Baltic, where the artist took pictures of the same places at different times of year and in different weather conditions, like a traditional landscapist, but exploiting the potential of new technologies. The Forest (Tree and Pond) installation allows the viewer to see, perceive and hear the forest environment. The feeling of being in a forest is intensified by Mikko Hynninen's soundtrack, the movement of the branches and the various seasonal colours of nature, which Tuori painstakingly documented all year round. The photographs also allow the viewer to perceive a combination of images and movement with a special combined photo-video technique, which the Finnish artist has been using for several years. The photographs and videos are taken separately, then blended by Tuori using an editing programme. This because it is impossible to capture nature in a single image. The artist thus poses fundamental questions on photography and its ability to represent an object.
The exhibition is curated by Lorella Scacco and supported by the Finnish Embassy and the Finnish National Council of Photographic art.

Santeri Tuori was born in Espoo in 1970 and currently lives and works in Helsinki.
Recent exhibitions – 2009: Spiral, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo; EMMA, Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; 2008: 'Arctic Hysteria Onscreen', MoMA, New York; 2006: Anhava Gallery, Helsinki.
His works feature in the following public collections: KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Frac Haute Normandie, France; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Malmö Art Museum, Sweden; Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark; EMMA, Espoo Art Museum, Finland.