Dialogue: Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala

11.2.–27.3.2022

The exhibition is based on the long friendship between the photographers Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) and Hannele Rantala (b. 1952), and the discussions between the two friends about art. The works are based on the assignments and messages exchanged between the two artists that each interpreted in their own way. The assignments were set in the spirit of Fluxus and poetry.

  • 11.2.2022–27.3.2022
Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala: Art Lovers in a Museum (2020). Private collection.
  • Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala: Art Lovers in a Museum (2020).image

    Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala
    Art Lovers in a Museum

    2020


    Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala: Art Lovers in a Museum (2020). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Kuvasiskot: Untitled (1961)image

    Kuvasiskot
    Untitled

    1961


    Kuvasiskot: Untitled (1961). The Finnish Museum of Photography.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Elina Brotherus: Photograph as Window (2017)image

    Elina Brotherus
    Photograph as Window

    2017


    Elina Brotherus: Photograph as Window (2017). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Hannele Rantala (together with Jukka Lehtinen): A Woman Behind a Thin Fabric (2021)image

    Hannele Rantala (together with Jukka Lehtinen)
    A Woman Behind a Thin Fabric

    2021


    Hannele Rantala (together with Jukka Lehtinen): A Woman Behind a Thin Fabric (2021). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Nancy Pietinen: ”Nainen verhon takana” (1945)image

    Nancy Pietinen
    ”Nainen verhon takana”

    (1945)


    Nancy Pietinen: ”Nainen verhon takana” (1945). The Finnish Museum of Photography.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Elina Brotherus: Piscine, de dos (Villa Empain) (2018)image

    Elina Brotherus
    Piscine, de dos (Villa Empain)

    2018


    Elina Brotherus: Piscine, de dos (Villa Empain) (2018). Private collection.

    Assignment:
    Dear friend,
    find the water’s edge,
    and listen to its sound.
    – Hannele

  • Hannele Rantala: The Source (2018)image

    Hannele Rantala
    The Source

    2018


    Hannele Rantala: The Source (2018). Private collection.

    Assignment:
    Dear friend,
    find the water’s edge,
    and listen to its sound.
    – Hannele

  • Elina Brotherus: Head with Closed Eyes / Head with Open Eyes (2019)image

    Elina Brotherus
    Head with Closed Eyes / Head with Open Eyes

    2019


    Elina Brotherus: Head with Closed Eyes / Head with Open Eyes (2019). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Hannele Rantala: Free Will (2018)image

    Hannele Rantala
    Free Will

    2018


    Hannele Rantala: Free Will (2018). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Emmi Fock: Andromeda (1930s)image

    Emmi Fock
    Andromeda

    1930s


    Emmi Fock: Andromeda (1930s). The Finnish Museum of Photography.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Elina Brotherus: Genital Panik (Freud’s Study) (2018)image

    Elina Brotherus
    Genital Panik (Freud’s Study)

    2018


    Elina Brotherus: Genital Panik (Freud’s Study) (2018). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Hannele Rantala: Naked Man (2020)image

    Hannele Rantala
    Naked Man

    2020


    Hannele Rantala: Naked Man (2020). Private collection.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele

  • Emmi Fock: Tupakoiva nainen (1930s)image

    Emmi Fock
    Tupakoiva nainen

    1930s


    Emmi Fock: Tupakoiva nainen (1930s). Turku Museum Centre.

    Assignment: Choose one or more works by forgotten woman photographers from the Finnish Museum of Photography collection, and create a companion piece.
    – Elina & Hannele