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Private Gallery
Helsinki Contemporary invites to exhibition and discussion - Anna Retulainen: An Evening in Paris 31.8.2014 (25.8.2014)
Anna Retulainen
Anna Retulainen
  Helsinki Contemporary is pleased to invite you to Anna Retulainen's exhibition An Evening in Paris and a concomitant discussion session with the artist on Sunday, August 31st 2014 starting at 7 pm. The discussion starts at 8 pm.

An Evening in Paris unpacks and reflects the time Anna Retulainen spent in an artist residence in Paris in the spring 2014 through the works she created there. The discussion focuses on Paris and its meaning and relevance for art and artists throughout history. It will also examine Paris in contrast to Berlin, another important centre for art and hub for artists. The discussion is held between the curator Mika Hannula and Anna Retulainen.

The works in the exhibition are observations of everyday life. Drawn on large as well as small papers, they are depictions of a city called Paris, its past and present, and its memories, both common and collective, and private.

An evening in Paris stays open only for the evening of Sunday, August 31st. It is to serve as a prelude to Retulainen's exhibition Memory, which opens the following week. Memory brings together a series of paintings and drawings that examines memory's diverse dimensions and the act of remembering. A result of Retulainen's two journeys to West Africa in 2013, the exhibition will also host the publishing of Retulainen's book, A Motorcycle Journey: Benin, Togo 2013, that combines her works with a narrative of her experiences there.

Image: Anna Retulainen: Works from the series Tricolore, 2014. Photography: Jussi Tiainen.

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