Persons Projects

Persons Projects Persons Projects is the prime gallery for those selected artists who now make up what is known as the "Helsinki School".

Persons Projects (formerly Gallery Taik Persons) was established in 1995 in Helsinki Finland. It is the prime gallery for those selected artists who now make up what is known as the "Helsinki School". It has grown into one of the leading photographic galleries in northern Europe with its permanent exhibition space situated in Berlin since 2003.

We are very happy to present you the virtual show of our current solo exhibition with Jyrki Parantainen's 'Poetic Realit...
04/04/2020
Explore Jyrki Parantainen | Poetic Realities in 3D

We are very happy to present you the virtual show of our current solo exhibition with Jyrki Parantainen's 'Poetic Realities'.

Walk through and learn more about each art work along the way.

These selected works reflect Parantainen's interest in how we define what a landscape is. The artist states "it’s much more than just a sum of shapes, colors, and light. It’s the universe with all it’s manifestations: grief, longing, dreams, beauty, world politics, environmental disasters, and violence. It’s about the past, the present and the future."

Jyrki Parantainen | Poetic Realities
Persons Projects, Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin.

Timo Kelaranta | Strange Love
Persons Projects / Helsinki School, Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin.

Matterport 3D Showcase

In times like now, we are thrilled to bring our exhibitions to you, wherever you staying safe and healthy! You can now v...
04/04/2020
Explore Timo Kelaranta | Strange Love in 3D

In times like now, we are thrilled to bring our exhibitions to you, wherever you staying safe and healthy!

You can now virtually experience 'Strange Love', a solo show with Helsinki School artist Timo Kelaranta.

"Timo Kelaranta’s photographs are to be understood as words within his own visual poem. The raw materials he so delicately uses to draw out his images from silk thread to coloured paper become portals for contemplation. More importantly, he defines a new voice in visual poetry that can be best described as compositions in space.
Timo Kelaranta is one of the most important and leading figures in the creation of the Helsinki School both as an artist and mentor."

Timo Kelaranta | Strange Love
Persons Projects / Helsinki School, Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin.

Jyrki Parantainen | Poetic Realities
Persons Projects, Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin.

Matterport 3D Showcase

Jyrki Parantainen, Eternity and Day, 2008The image is taken in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. The title comes from the film ...
28/03/2020

Jyrki Parantainen, Eternity and Day, 2008

The image is taken in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. The title comes from the film “Eternity and a Day”, (Theo Angelopoulos, 1998). One of Parantainen’s primary influences comes from his fascination with films. In this case Angelopoulos uses the themes that circulate around time, memories and space, as his way of unfolding his cinematic story.
In the film “Eternity and a Day” the motto could be this: Human life is a small universe. The main character in the film , a poet, asks himself whether his life has had any impact? Parantainen’s uses this image as his own personal interpretation of implying it does, as he reflects upon the poets wife describing her husbands imagination as “tomorrow will last eternity and a day”.
The beach in this photo captures one moment in time and the sea eternity. Each wave is numbered to remind the viewer that life is endless process of reconfiguration and renewal.

Jyrki Parantainen: Eternity and Day, 2008,
125 x 320 cm, Diptych, Ed. of 6

From our Show
Jyrki Parantainen: Poetic Realities
14 March – 25 April, 2020
Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin

Our reading recommendation for today: The Guardian explored the psychological landscape behind 'The Sacrifice of a Sacre...
23/03/2020
The big picture: a special branch in Finland

Our reading recommendation for today: The Guardian explored the psychological landscape behind 'The Sacrifice of a Sacred Tree (2013)', an artwork by Helsinki School artist Ville Lenkkeri. Have a look!

Ville Lenkkeri’s photograph captures his sorrow at having to cut down a beloved tree from his childhood

Learn more about Zofia Kulik's 'Splendor of Myself II' (1997) and other powerful self-portraits of women artists in the ...
21/03/2020

Learn more about Zofia Kulik's 'Splendor of Myself II' (1997) and other powerful self-portraits of women artists in the MoMA collection with their digital tour!

Take a virtual #WomensHistoryMonth tour of five powerful self-portraits by women artists in our collection. Discover what happens when women turn the gaze inward: mo.ma/3a3YW74
#MuseumFromHome

Jyrki Parantainen, Two Horizons, 2007, (Detail): All the islands in ’Two Horizons’ have been chosen from a global perspe...
20/03/2020

Jyrki Parantainen, Two Horizons, 2007, (Detail): All the islands in ’Two Horizons’ have been chosen from a global perspective that reflect a common characteristic; they all have experienced some sort of conflict whether it be political, environmental, social or war. What they all share in common is a mutual horizon. The Image itself has been taken in Nötö, Finnish archipelago.
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Sahalin (Russia): Disagreement and wars about ownership between Soviet Union and Japan from beginning 20 century to world war II.

Tuvalu (Pacific Ocean): The Highest point of the island is 5 meters above sea level. Climate change and escalating sea level are bigger threats than any other place.

Las Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) – (Argentina): War between UK and Argentina 1982.

Cyprus (Mediterranian Sea): Island shared with Turkey and Greece. North Cyprus is occupied by Turkey but no country has accepted the independence.
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Tongan (Polynesia): Active volcanic and earthquake area. Vulnerable for pollution, erosion, disappearing coral reefs and typhoons.

Green Island (Suez): Former active war zone. British army basement during World War II. War between Israel and Egypt 1969.

Solomon (Territory of New Guinea): World War II, scene of some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific “theater”. British and German colonialism before that.

Dokdo Island: Island between Japan and South Korea – endless controversy about dominating it.
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Now on Show at:
Jyrki Parantainen Poetic Realities
14 March – 25 April, 2020
Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin
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#Personsprojects #HelsinkiSchool #JyrkiParantainen #TwoHorizons @ Persons Projects

Dear Friends and Visitors, from today on Persons Projects and Persons Projects / Helsinki School will temporarily only b...
17/03/2020

Dear Friends and Visitors, from today on Persons Projects and Persons Projects / Helsinki School will temporarily only by appointment. The team will work at both exhibition spaces and remain fully functional for you. We would like to thank you for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

Sincerely,
Your Persons Projects Team
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Timo Kelaranta: Strange Love
14 March – 25 April, 2020
Lindenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin

Jyrki Parantainen: Poetic Realities
14 March – 25 April, 2020
Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin
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#Personsprojects #HelsinkiSchool #JyrkiParantainen #TimoKelaranta

Congratulations to the Helsinki School Artists Niina Vatanen and Ville Kumpulainen, who are part of @festival_circulatio...
14/03/2020

Congratulations to the Helsinki School Artists Niina Vatanen and Ville Kumpulainen, who are part of @festival_circulations, the European Young Photography Festival. As Guest Gallery we are happy to invite you to join the opening of Circulations today from 2 pm till 8.30 pm. If you’re not in Paris right now, you have the chance to enjoy their work until the 10th of May!
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Venue: Le Centquatre-Paris, 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris.
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#NiinaVatanen #VilleKumpulainen #HelsinkiSchool #CirculationsFestival #europeanyoungphotographyfestival #contemporaryphotography @ Paris, France

We are deeply touched by the news of Susanna Majuri’s passing 1978-2020. She played a major role in leading her generati...
13/03/2020

We are deeply touched by the news of Susanna Majuri’s passing 1978-2020. She played a major role in leading her generation of artists evolving from the Helsinki School in establishing their works worldwide. Susanna was a visual poet who used her photographs as portals into her world of dreams, fantasies and self reflection. Persons Projects will dedicate this years Spring program to her memory. ___________________________________________
Art work: Elskar Fyr (High Tide), 2006.
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#SusannaMajuri #HelsinkiSchool

We are very excited to present the upcoming solo exhibition of Jyrki Parantaninen, Poetic Realities. Join us and the art...
11/03/2020

We are very excited to present the upcoming solo exhibition of Jyrki Parantaninen, Poetic Realities. Join us and the artist this Friday, 6 pm at Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin.
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Artwork: Jyrki Parantainen, 57 Optional Spots to Crack the Bone, 2004.
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#JyrkiParantainen #PoeticRealities #PersonsProjects #Opening #artatberlin

The Cielo Series (2015) will be part of our upcoming solo presentation ‚Strange Love‘ with Timo Kelaranta, opening this ...
11/03/2020

The Cielo Series (2015) will be part of our upcoming solo presentation ‚Strange Love‘ with Timo Kelaranta, opening this Friday, 6 pm at Lindenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin. We are looking forward to seeing you here!
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Art Work: Timo Kelaranta, Cielo Series, 2015.
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#TimoKelaranta #StrangeLove #personsprojects #HelsinkiSchool #opening #artatberlin

Tomorrow is the last day to see Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s exhibition ”Going the Distance“!Come visit us from 11am to 6pm.“...
06/03/2020

Tomorrow is the last day to see Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s exhibition ”Going the Distance“!

Come visit us from 11am to 6pm.

“The Finnish artist Arno Rafael Minkkinen has said that “art is risk made visible.” In his exhibit Going the Distance at Persons Projectsat Berlin’s Helsinki School, that idea is taken to the maximum. The show features self-portraits of his naked body against crisp and vast natural surroundings. Photographs whir with breath and sensation; is his wrist a tree trunk? Isn’t he cold? March 7th is the last chance to wonder in Berlin.” - Berlin Art Fact

https://berlinartifact.com/2020/03/05/what-to-do-in-berlin-this-weekend-2/
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Images from right to left: Halfway Up Mt. Michell, Burnsville, North Carolina, 2013; Väisälänsaari, Finland, 1998; 8.8.88, Asikkala, Finland, 1988; Three Pine Trees, Fosters Pond, 2016.

#arnorafaelminkkinen #goingthedistance #personsprojects

We are excited to share a story about Arno Rafael Minkkinen's self portraits by The Guardian with you. You still have th...
01/03/2020
Extreme selfies: the photographer who goes out on a limb – in pictures

We are excited to share a story about Arno Rafael Minkkinen's self portraits by The Guardian with you.
You still have the chance to see his artworks in our exhibition 'Arno Rafael Minkkinen – Going the Distance', up until the 7th of March.

Arno Rafael Minkkinen has been using his body as his subject for five decades. Working alone, in natural landscapes, his timeless images – never manipulated or retouched – are surreal, spiritual and transformative

Today is the last day to see Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s solo show! If you still didn’t come, don’t miss it!__________________...
29/02/2020

Today is the last day to see Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s solo show! If you still didn’t come, don’t miss it!

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#ragnaróbertsdóttir #personsprojects #configuredlandscapes

Persons Projects's cover photo
29/02/2020

Persons Projects's cover photo

It‘s the first public day at ARCO Madrid! Visit us from 12-8pm at Booth 9C08 to see works by #GreyCrawford, #TiinaItkone...
27/02/2020

It‘s the first public day at ARCO Madrid! Visit us from 12-8pm at Booth 9C08 to see works by #GreyCrawford, #TiinaItkonen, #EevaKarhu, #VilleKumpulainen, #DominikLejman, #JanneLethinen, #NikoLuoma, #ArnoMinkkinen, #JyrkiParantainen, #FinnbogiPétursson, #RagnaRóbertsdóttir, #NooraSandgren, #JariSilomäki and #SanteriTuori ________________________________________

#arcomadrid2020 #personsprojects #helsinkischool #artfair #contemporaryart @feriaarco

We are ready for ARCOmadrid 2020 / Feria ARCO!Come visit us at our booth 9C08.From 26 February - 01 March, 12am – 8pmArt...
25/02/2020

We are ready for ARCOmadrid 2020 / Feria ARCO!

Come visit us at our booth 9C08.

From 26 February - 01 March, 12am – 8pm

Artists:
Grey Crawford, Tiina Itkonen, Eeva Karhu, Ville Kumpulainen, Janne Lehtinen, Niko Luoma, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Jyrki Parantainen, Finnbogi Pétursson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Noora Sandgren, Jari Silomäki, Santeri Tuori

24/02/2020

ARCO Madrid 2020 is starting in just a few days, so here is a little preview of what we have in stock for you at our Booth 9C08. We are looking forward seeing you there!
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#arcomadrid2020 #personsprojects #helsinkischool #artfair #contemporaryart @feriaarco

The last week of ‚Configured Landscapes’, the solo show of Icelandic artist Ragna Róbertsdóttir already begins. Come by ...
22/02/2020

The last week of ‚Configured Landscapes’, the solo show of Icelandic artist Ragna Róbertsdóttir already begins. Come by to experience her sensual approach to the nordic minimalism.
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Configured Landscapes: 23 Nov 2019 - 29 Feb 2020, Lindenstrasse 35, 10969 Berlin.
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#ragnarobertsdottir #personsprojects #configuredlandscapes #contemporaryart

We are very excited to be part of the ARCOmadrid2020 and therefore invite you all to pass by our booth (9C08)! Amidst ou...
21/02/2020

We are very excited to be part of the ARCOmadrid2020 and therefore invite you all to pass by our booth (9C08)! Amidst our selection you’ll find works by Arno Rafael Minkkinen whose show goes on until the 7th of March. If you still didn’t pass by, don’t miss it!

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Image: Helsinki, Finland, 1975.

#arcomadrid2020 #personsprojects #arnorafaelminkkinen @feriaarco

„Hafið – Reflections of the Sea“ curated by Eva þengilsdottir opened this Thursday, 13th of February at the Nordic Embas...
14/02/2020

„Hafið – Reflections of the Sea“ curated by Eva þengilsdottir opened this Thursday, 13th of February at the Nordic Embassy in Berlin. The exhibition presents works of Finnbogi Pétursson and Ragna Róbertsdóttir amidst other artists.

Image: Finnbogi Pétursson, Untitled (site specific), 2020.

Riitta Päväläinen was chosen by LensCuture's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Caspers, as one of the winners for the 2020 LensCultur...
12/02/2020
WINNERS—LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020

Riitta Päväläinen was chosen by LensCuture's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Caspers, as one of the winners for the 2020 LensCulture Exposure Award! She was selected with her series River Notes from 2013-2014. Congratulations!

"Each time I look at the images in River Notes by Riitta Päiväläinen, I feel compelled to pause and look more carefully, and to reflect on the intricate intertwining of all life forms on the planet. It’s a simple idea brought to life with quiet elegance and finesse.

Päiväläinen takes us to isolated areas in wild nature, empty of signs of humanity except for these organic-looking ribbons of delicate fabric looping through the branches of trees and reflecting in the surfaces of moving water, implying interconnections without beginning or end.

For me, these well-imagined scenes induce a sense of wonder, and remind me of the effortless flow of nature. Her materials also suggest the idea of bandages to form connections, to heal, to recognize interdependencies — reminders of the fragile balance that is at risk in the very real climate crisis happening now, affecting everything at once in every part of the Earth. "

LensCulture announces the 39 winners of the 2020 Exposure Awards

We are very excited to announce our participation at this years edition of ARCO Madrid! We are presenting works by Grey ...
04/02/2020

We are very excited to announce our participation at this years edition of ARCO Madrid! We are presenting works by Grey Crawford, Tiina Itkonen, Ville Kumpulainen, Janne Lehtinen, Dominik Lejman, Niko Luoma, Mikko Rikala, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Finnbogi Pétursson, Jorma Puranen, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Noora Sandgren and Santeri Tuori. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@feriaarco will take place from 26 Feb - 1 March 2020. ⠀
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@ville_kumpulainen @tiinaitkonen @luomaniko @mikkorikala1 @arnorafaelminkkinen @finnbogi_petursson @jormapuranen @ragnarobertsdottir @noorasandgren @santerituori ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
#helsinkischool #personsprojects #arco2020 #artfair

Persons Projects' artist Zofia Kulik has her work "The Splendor of Myself II" (1997) highlighted in the article "5 Polis...
29/01/2020
5 POLISH ARTISTS AT THE REBOOTED MoMA IN NEW YORK

Persons Projects' artist Zofia Kulik has her work "The Splendor of Myself II" (1997) highlighted in the article "5 Polish Artists at the Rebooted MoMA in New York" published by Contemporary Lynx.

Congratulations to Santeri Tuori for his beautiful publication ‘Time Is No Longer Round’! After several years of work, t...
28/01/2020

Congratulations to Santeri Tuori for his beautiful publication ‘Time Is No Longer Round’! After several years of work, the book will be published this February with @hatjecantzverlag. ___________________________________________________________
‚Time Is No Longer Round‘ is dedicated to the series ‚Forest‘ and ‚Sky‘, displaying Tuori‘s immersive and timeless compositions, created with countless photos of clouds and tangled treetops. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SanteriTuori #TimeIsNoLongerRound #helsinkischool #artpublication #hatjecantz @santerituori

The Helsinki School artists Kira Leskinen and Noora Sandgren are two of five artists in the exhibition ANEKS. On view un...
27/01/2020

The Helsinki School artists Kira Leskinen and Noora Sandgren are two of five artists in the exhibition ANEKS. On view until February 2nd at Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo in Porvoo, Finland. Stop by if you have the chance!
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The show presents works in different media such as photography, video, sound, drawings, sculptures, texts and a book and explores the possibilities of collaboration between artists.

#thehelsinkischool #kiraleskinen #norasandgren #aneks

Thank you for this beautiful evening with fantastic conversations during our Opening of ’Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Going t...
26/01/2020

Thank you for this beautiful evening with fantastic conversations during our Opening of ’Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Going the Distance’.
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We also want to express our sincere gratitude to Arno Minkkinen for his trust to present his first solo show here in Berlin with us. The exhibition ’Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Going the Distance’ will be up until 7 March 2020. We are open from Tues-Sat, 11 am - 6 pm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#arnorafaelminkkinen #goingthedistance #contemporaryphotography #openingnight #helsinkischool #personsprojects @ Persons Projects

The exhibition “Fresh Breeze from the North! - Images of Nature in the Helsinki School” opens today from 3pm to 5pm at t...
25/01/2020

The exhibition “Fresh Breeze from the North! - Images of Nature in the Helsinki School” opens today from 3pm to 5pm at the @kunsthallestannen Kunsthalle St. Anne, Lübeck and will continue until 24th of April. Make sure to stop by if you’re in the region!
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The exhibition features works of Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jaakko Kahilianiemi, Sanna Kannisto, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Mikko Rikala und Santeri Tuori.

Image: Jorma Puranen, Imaginary Homecoming, 1991 and Icy Prospects series, 2005-2008.

#afreshbreezefromthenorth #kunsthallestanne #lübeck #helsinkischool #personsprojects

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Gallery Persons Projects (formerly Taik Persons) was founded in 1995 in Helsinki and is since 2005 located in Berlin. The gallery represents a select group of established and emerging artists. The program is centered around a conceptually rigorous artistic practice with a main focus on the photographic process. It is the prime gallery for those selected artists who now make up what is known as the Helsinki School.

The gallery participates in international art fairs and tours museum exhibitions for its primary artists. Moreover the gallery works actively with independent publishing houses in creating limited edition art books.

Organising between seven and eight shows a year, the programe varies between solo and group exhibitions by the Gallery’s main artists as well as guest artists curated by the gallery.

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