Hertta Kiiski

31.1. – 23.2.2014


Patsas, Fotosec, 55x55 cm, 2013

Patsas, Fotosec, 55×55 cm, 2013

Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory in Greek mythology. After Mnemosyne and Zeus had spent nine nights together, the nine Muses for nine arts were born. None of these was dedicated to visual arts.

Aby Warburg (1866 – 1929), a German art historian and cultural theorist, collected Mnemosyne Atlas, an art history that consists only of pictures. Before his death he managed to collect a thousand different pictures from books, magazines and postcards, which he sorted into themes like Coordinates of Memory, Irruption of Antiquity and Vehicles of Tradition.

Mnemosyne by Hertta Kiiski sets forth from these same themes. The exhibition comprises photography, installations of objects and moving image. In the works photographic and sculptural thinking are combined. In the photographs shown upstairs, the photographer’s vision is materialized into still lifes bringing together several time levels. The space is controlled by a sofa lifted up against the wall. Downstairs is filled by an installation, the exhibition’s subconsciousness. There will be antique sculptures, gymnastic balls, plants, shiny leggings…

You are welcome to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 30th of January 2014 at 6pm-8pm and to meet the artist on Sunday 9th of February 2014 at 3 pm!