“Art exists in a kind of eternity of display (…) there is no time. This eternity gives the gallery a limbolike status; one has to have died already to be there.” (Brian O’Doherty: Inside the White Cube:The Ideology of the Gallery Space 1976; 15)
Like a garden is the gallery of form-cut wilderness, rose bushes and poetic rituality; the gallery is a garden of ceremonial eventuality, curated objects in conceptual landscape.
Still Life in White is flowers and saplings dressed in white. The emblematic blends with the actual and the process of dying becomes an event of birth.
Salla Keskinen, Elina Nissinen and Eero Yrjölä are Helsinki-based artists who share an interest to several themes. Contemplation on the color white, for instance, has been part of their previous work. Still Life in White is Keskinen, Nissinen and Yrjölä’s first production as a trio, even if they have worked with each other through other collaborations already before.
Salla Keskinen (b. 1983) mainly works with performance, photography and video. In addition to the camera, the body is an essential tool in her work that tackles the concept of intimacy. www.cargocollective.com/sallakeskinen
Elina Nissinen (b. 1991) has recently worked in collaborative projects that have focused on installation and performance. Her interests revolve around the entanglements of the urban everyday in the social reality and the haunting presence of disbelief, magic, and dreams. Nissinen is member of the transcultural Third Space collective. CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10G4z8otiYL5C4U6rSdsViChcnTKGBkYo/view?usp=sharing
Eero Yrjölä (b. 1990) works primarily through painting, installation and performance. Aiming often to comment on the conventions of art and the art world, Yrjölä’s work looks into the themes of “normality”, gender and sexuality. www.eeroyrjola.com