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Didrichsen Art Museum
Kuusilahdenkuja 1, Helsinki

Elina Brotherus: Visitor at the Didrichsen Art Museum

A woman in a green dress looks out of the window onto a green courtyard


A new exhibition by Elina Brotherus has opened at the Didrichsen Art Museum, which presents the artist's works featuring the museum building designed by Viljo Revell.

The exhibition Elina Brotherus – Visitor at the Didrichsen Art Museum juxtaposes Brotherus's recent work with key themes from her long career. Drawing on the unique atmosphere of the museum, the exhibition will be the first public display of Brotherus's photographic series Visitor (Villa Didrichsen).

The starting point for the Visitor (Villa Didrichsen) series was Brotherus´s freedom to play with the architecture, interior and art collection of the museum. In her works, Brotherus creates an alternative reality parallel to the known history of the building. The figures in the pictures, the visitors, bring the spaces to life with their presence: they make phone calls, prepare dinner, lounge by the pool and plan an art exhibition. Brotherus, who is well versed in the history of art, also introduces assemblages she has created using works from the collection. She addresses the works, for example, by colour or by mirroring the themes of the works. Brotherus seeks the specific character of a place; in the Visitor series, she deepens her research of the lived space and the visual arts and its traditions.

Link to the exhibition

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