Don’t miss the exhibition at Gallery TAIK, Berlin, of Finnish artist Elina Brotherus with a solo exhibition in relation to the Month of Photography 2012. The title of the exhibition “Artists at Work” refers to the corresponding series (2009) from which a variety of works will be displayed. Furthermore a selection of photographs of Brotherus’ complete works will be presented.
Elina Brotherus once again uses herself as the principal model in her pictures. However, in contrast to her previous works she uses her role as a model to challenge our sense of objectivity. The series is a study of perception, a triangular interaction between herself and two painters as they try to capture her portrait on canvas. In these photographs Brotherus subtly undermines our sense of self by blurring the outlines of reality through the act of interpretation. This series leaves us with the question who is looking at whom and how we process what we are actually seeing. Brotherus invites the viewer to take the stage and become part of the interaction, seeing the model as both subject and object simultaneously.
The View of the Other is not what we see, but what we feel through the sense of being included.
The Helsinki School