How do we imagine the future in an era of globalization of media, arrival of climate change and prolonged conflicts? How can the city function as a place for non-commercial activity or as material for visual play? How do recognisable forms and stories get constructed, torn apart and re-imagined in collage, montage, text and sculpture?
Shadows of Tomorrow is a group exhibition by five artists from Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland. The works in the exhibition are videos, collages and sculptures. They refer to other works, other materials, other entities, other images. They are formations of personal notions and imaginations of what could be, they merge together materials that initially may seem unfit. In comparison to a single coherent illusory image, hybridising seemingly unrelated elements appears as a suitable way to represent the uncharted future.
Shadows of Tomorrow is also a part of an artist-run exchange project and collaboration between Galleria Huuto, Helsinki and HilbertRaum, Berlin as well as a counterpart to an exhibition ”No Net Working” held in Galleria Huuto last May by artists David Benforado, Kuno Ebert, Hannah van Ginkel, Daniel Wiesenfeld and Clemens Wilhelm.
This exchange strengthens and broadens networks of artists between Finland and Germany and functions as a platform for sharing experiences of managing artist-run and non-profit galleries showcasing contemporary art in its various forms.