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Exposition - Thixotropies

Impressionism, Cultural, Exhibition in Fécamp
  • The "Greenland by Tiina Itkonen" exhibition is part of the second edition of the "Un parcours photographique en Normandie" festival, which presents the work of contemporary Scandinavian artists in five prestigious locations in Normandy.

    It will present an aspect of the work of Tiina Itkonen, a Finnish artist born in 1968.

    In 1995, the photographer set out to explore Greenland, particularly its northernmost region. She returns regularly, to the point where the region has become so familiar...
    The "Greenland by Tiina Itkonen" exhibition is part of the second edition of the "Un parcours photographique en Normandie" festival, which presents the work of contemporary Scandinavian artists in five prestigious locations in Normandy.

    It will present an aspect of the work of Tiina Itkonen, a Finnish artist born in 1968.

    In 1995, the photographer set out to explore Greenland, particularly its northernmost region. She returns regularly, to the point where the region has become so familiar to her that she has now gathered material for several books and exhibitions.

    From an early age, she was captivated by the Inuit community, one of the few populations to live in the cold of this extreme north. Atmospheric conditions are severe, not to say hostile, requiring method and time to capture the images. The photographer combines an artistic approach, both free and measured, with documentary concerns as a backdrop.

    On the one hand, she focuses on the activities of the region?s inhabitants, such as hunting and fishing, and more generally on their way of life. But the exhibition also focuses on the particular nature of the region?s landscapes, as well as on the layout of the habitat and urban environment - in other words, the expression of human presence. However, behind the beauty of the sites, sublimated by the light and color that Tiina Itkonen knows so well how to capture, lies a fragility: we can guess at the climate changes at work today. Inviting us to contemplate in this way is an implicit invitation to reflect on the preservation of a priceless natural heritage.

    The message that emerges from this work has many dimensions.

    The exhibition will bring together 37 photographs taken between 2002 and 2019, alternating landscapes and portraits, blending the imposing architecture of icebergs with modest dwellings in the middle of the snow. Most of the photographs will be large-format prints.

    General curators: Gabriel Bauret & Chantal Bauret, Lumières Nordiques association.
Schedules
Schedules
  • From March 2, 2024 until May 19, 2024
In relation with
Site officiel de l’Office de Tourisme intercommunal de Fécamp
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