Dialogue – Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala

10.2.–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.

  • 10.2.2022–27.3.2022
Elina Brotherus: Artist as a Lamp (2019). Private collection. | Hannele Rantala: A Woman Behind a Thin Fabric (2021). Private collection.
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    Press release
    The Modern Woman and Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala

    29 September 2021, updated 8 February 2022


  • Elina Brotherusimage

    Elina Brotherus


    Photographic artist Elina Brotherus. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Hannele Rantalaimage

    Hannele Rantala


    Photographic artist Hannele Rantala. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Photographic artists Hannele Rantala and Elina Brotherus in the exhibitionimage


    Hannele Rantala and Elina Brotherus


    Photographic artists Hannele Rantala and Elina Brotherus in the exhibition. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

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  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.