Minna Kantonen
Minna Pöllänen
Dafna Talmor 
Emma Wieslander

& selected book artists

7 — 30 March 2014

Guest Projects, London 

On Landscape # 1, the first of a series of exhibitions based on conversations between artists Minna Kantonen, Dafna Talmor and Emma Wieslander, aimed to challenge traditional representations of landscape. The exhibition was part of a one-month residency at Guest Projects and featured photographic work by the three artists, a display of selected books and a site-specific installation by invited artist Minna Pöllänen.

On Landscape # 1 Press Release
On Landscape # 1 Essay by Lucy Soutter
On Landscape # 1 Floorplan
On Landscape # 1 Photomonitor Review 
On Landscape # 1 Events

About the artists

Minna Kantonen, from Urban Vistas, 2010

Minna Kantonen is a Finnish artist living and working in London. Kantonen’s work has been featured in publications such as Source (IE) and Photographie (DE) and was the recipient of the Research Residency Award at Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness (2005) and an Arts Council of South West Finland Grant for her publication 'A Small Book of Trees’ (2005).  Kantonen is a Principal Lecturer in Photography at the University of East London.


Minna Pöllänen, Establishing an Average, from Nature Trail, 2012

Minna Pöllänen is a Finnish artist living and working in London and Helsinki. Her photographs and site-specific work have recently been shown in Brooklyn Bridge Park and in A.I.R Gallery in New York (2013), Place Des Arts and Galerie Les Territoires in Montreal (2012), The Photographers’ Gallery in London (2012), Format Festival in Derby (2013), Mänttä Art Festival in Mänttä (2013), Helsinki Kunsthalle (2011), The Finnish Museum of Photography (2013) and Gallery Hippolyte in Helsinki (2012).



Dafna Talmor, Untitled (1212-2) from Constructed Landscapes, 2013

Dafna Talmor is a visual artist based in London. Her photographs are included in private and public collections such as Deutsche Bank and Hiscox, featured in publications such as ArtReview, Camera Austria, Hotshoe and Elephant, was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Artist Award (2005) and received the IV Daniela Chappard Biennale Photography Award (2007), Photofusion Select Bursary Award, a Grants for the Arts Award and selected as series finalist for the Renaissance Photography Prize in 2013.


Emma Wieslander, from Wish You Were Here, 2010

Emma Wieslander is a Swedish artist living and working in London. Exhibitions include Photography and deep-north – transmediale 09, Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania (2012), GSK Contemporary; Art of a Changing World at the Royal Academy of Art (2010), Internationale Fotografie II: into LANDSCAPE at Galerie Helmut Hartman (2009). Wieslander was recently awarded the Culturefund for Sweden and Finland grant for Distracted and Bewildered at Galleri Pictura.