ON LANDSCAPE #1
& 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.
About the artists
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 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 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 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.