Kurpu Gallery – Arto Vuohelainen & Outi Karikivi, photo exhibition

tues 1.8. – sun 13.8.2023

Arto Vuohelainen

On 1 August at Kupru Gallery, Fiskars, my exhibition is called To be or not.
The idea is privacy. Our faces are recognized and we can be part of a reality created by artificial intelligence, which does not really exist and in which we do not necessarily want to be part of.
Do we reveal too much about ourselves on social media while social media censors us. What can we show about ourselves? Do I cover everything up?
On the one hand, it’s a double standard that on Instagram, for example, you have to cover your nipples, pubic hair and erogenous areas in nudity, even in art, when you can freely browse porn online. Where is the line? In my photos, I have wanted to bring a pre-censorship and see it as part of reality.

-Arto Vuohelainen

Outi Karikivi

The photographic installation MOTHER´S SON deals with sound, photography and objects, the disappearing yet eternal moment when two people close to each other met. As a mother of four sons, I explore the theme of loss, intimacy, distance,
warmth, coolness, trust, separation and abandonment.
SOMETIMES SOMEBODY’S HOME also looks at loss, abandonment, but also at hope and hopefulness and building a life.
As a photographer, I strive for a silent interaction between the subject and the photographer, which creates the very image that is frozen in the moment – an illuminated life.

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