MINOR CHARACTERS OF THE KALEVALA
March 15th - May 31st 2017
The Juminkeko spring exhibition explores minor characters of the Kalevala epic by the artist Irina Tatarnikova. In 2014 she visited Nehvo residency of Kalevala society where she got an idea to disclose a magic world of Kalevala. On artist’s opinion, the Kalevala world would have been emasculated without the nuances the supporting characters give to the epic. The main heroes live in the Kalevala stories, but there is much more to see in the world – even now.
Irina Tatarnikova graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State Art Academy tells about the starting points of the exhibition:
The exhibition includes many photos where the faces are not emphasized being only a part of a bigger picture. I aimed at deleting a personality of the individuals in the photos and tried to bring the integrity of the nature and a human being.