Kaisu Koivisto (Finland) incorporates photography, sculpture and video into installations. Her work focuses on the narrative of places, buildings and objects in a state of transformation.

Koivisto´s work is known internationally and has been shown at the following institutions: Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen, Rome; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; PS 1, New York; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo.

 

Kaisu Koivisto (b.1962) lives in Helsinki, Finland. She holds an MFA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki.

Topophilia artist statement:

My artistic practice is rooted in the places in which I live and work. Topophilia means a strong sense of place, a connection with a place. The core of my work touches the notions of place, history and landscape, and in the different ways in which environments are represented, commodified, and stereotyped.

 

I have a soft spot for semi-urban places in which processes of erosion and growth are visible. My interest in cultivated and restrained nature leads me to metropolises as well as areas no longer in focus of geopolitical attention.
Places in a dreamy state of oblivion such as former Cold War nuclear missile bases and abandoned military areas in Eastern Europe. The political dimensions of the locations and sceneries remind one of their troubled past and an uncertain future.

Special Thanks to:

Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Patricia Seppälä Foundation

AVEK / Tuuli Penttilä-Lampisuo

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Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, May 18

Kaisu Koivisto: Topophilia

Event Details

DATES

Thursday, March 7 2019

Saturday, May 18 2019

FREE

March 9, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Free Admission. Donations most welcome.

 

Opening Reception: March 7, 5:30 - 7:30pm