Silent Space – Intensified Integrities

30.1.2016 - 29.5.2016


Nina Backman: Snowstorm, 2012. c-print 60x90cm.

Can we find oases of silence in the middle of cities? How can one sense silence and experience it in an urban setting? What surfaces of experience does silence open up in us? Silence can be restful or oppressive; it can be meditation or refusal to speak.

Studying this thematic in its diversity, Silence Project is a Nordic project in contemporary art consisting of the exhibition Silent Space – Intensified Integrities, the performative piece Silence Meal, applications of new technologies and the seminar Silence as Everyman´s Right. The seminar will be in the form art sauna sessions at the Gallen-Kallela Museum

Compiled by artist-curator Nina Backman, who resides and works in Berlin, this exhibition explores the meanings of silence and the complex relationship of space and silence. The exhibition features photographs, performances, installations and video works by nine Nordic artists. The spatial and conceptual setting is the studio of Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Alongside contemporary art, the exhibition includes works by Gallen-Kallela that are intermeshed with the thematic of silence.
The artists of the exhibition are Nina Backman, Lene Berg, Viva Granlund, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir and Ólafur Kolbeinn Guðmundsson, Lise Björne Linnert, Mia Hamari, Marja Helander, Sari Palosaari, and Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Visit the website of Silence Project.

Where have you experienced silence? Add your own silent places on the map.

Participate in the Silence Meal.

Nähdäksesi lehdistökuvat, kirjaudu ensin sisään sivustolle.