MULTI-CHANNEL DISCUSSION: Hans Rosenström & Taru Elfving
24.08.2017 17:30 - 24.08.2017 21:00

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"I'm interested in the human voice and presence. The voice carries words and meanings that affect our perception and the way we experience the world around us.

Of course, the materiality and spatiality of sound are fascinating. It’s invisible but can still feel almost tangible. Another fascinating aspect of sound is that the listener is always at the centre of the experience."

- Hans Rosenström

You are welcome to join us for a discussion with the artist Hans Rosenström and curator Taru Elfving about sound in artistic practice and in Rosenström's exhibition a u g u s t  on the Night of the Arts, Thursday 24 August at 5:30 pm. The discussion will last appr. 45 min, and can be held in English.

The common denominator for the pieces in the exhibition – sound installation, photograms and photography – is time: "One person's time, civilization's time, geological time, and also the present time we are living."

On the Night of the Arts, Hans Rosenström's sound piece 'A House Divided' can be experienced in the Gallery's showroom between 6 - 9 pm.

The Gallery will be open until 9 pm, and we are clearing our art catalogue and book reserves. Welcome to make bargains!

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Taru Elfving is a curator, researcher and educator based in London and Helsinki. She completed her PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London in 2009, and is the Head of Programme at Frame Contemporary Art Finland since 2013. Elfving has curated e.g. the Finnish Pavillon for the Venice Biennale 2015, and Contemporary Art Archipelago exhibition for the Turku 2011: European Capital of Culture. Her practice focuses on nurturing transdisciplinary encounters and site-sensitive artistic investigations with a long-term commitment to the critical discourses on ecology and feminism.

Hans Rosenström (b. 1978), who has lived and worked in London for four years, is known for installations that accentuate the experiencers' presence, and deal with their relationship with the surrounding moment and space. In his works he uses sound, text, light and constructed elements. Rosenström’s works have been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad, including: Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and most recently in the ARoS Triennial, Aarhus. In 2016, he was awarded the William Thuring Prize and, in 2015, was a candidate for the Ars Fennica award. His works are in collections including the Amos Anderson Art Museum and Pro Artibus Foundation.