Notions of Space, Ideas of Ownership

Really interested in the work of Minna Pöllänen, a Finnish artist living and working in London and Helsinki. Pöllänen’s practice combines and moves between photography and sculpture. Her thematic focus is on the notions of landscape, politics of (public)space and site-specificity. It’s funny, spare, pointed and beautiful.

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Ice and Fresh Water is a witty look at the illogical commodification of nature and the ownership of something that exists in a constant state of flux.

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This attempt to restore two birch trees that have died standing in a forest is poetic and resembles both a memento mori and an illogical attempt at redemption.

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Photographs bring the work into the gallery and combine the clarity of documentation with Pöllänen’s conceptual interest in the absurd.

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Points of View, too multiple to see.

 

 

 

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