23–26 April 2020
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Deadline to apply: 1 October 2019.
23–26 April 2020
Applications to Supermarket 2020 are now open!
Deadline to apply: 1 October 2019.

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland
www.hippolyte.fi

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, founded in 1978, is amongst the oldest galleries in the Nordic countries focusing on photo/lens-based art. Hippolyte is run by the Union of Artist Photographers in Finland – a nonprofit artist-run association with 364 member artists in 2011. The Union promotes and supports lens-based art, and the professional, economic and social interests of its members. The Union is an active organizer of also other processes, incl. Helsinki Photography Biennial (www.hpb.fi),  and the annual Art Fair Suomi (www.artfairsuomi.fi).

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, founded in 1978, is a non-profit artists-run-gallery in central Helsinki. The gallery organizes twelwe exhibitions annually, in the main gallery as well as in the smaller studio space. Hippolyte is run by the Union of Artist Photographers in Finland with c. 350 professional artists as members. The Union promotes and supports lens-based art in Finland and promotes the professional, economic and social interests of its members. The Union also organizes the annual Art Fair Suomi (www.artfairsuomi.fi) and the biannual Helsinki Photography Festival (www.hpf.fi). The Union of Artist Photographers is one of the six member associations in the Finnish Artsts' Association (www.artists.fi).

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte published the photographic portfolio IKKUNA with 10 new prints from Finland in November 2009. Included artists: Saara Ekström, Sandra Kantanen, Timo Kelaranta, Anni Leppälä, Niko Luoma, Susanna Majuri, Hans von Schantz, Jari Silomäki, Saku Soukka, Sakari Viika. For all images please see: www.hippolyte.fi/ikkuna
Milja Laurila: “To remember (kiss),” c-print, framed, 65 x 83 cm, 2006. Milja Laurila looks back at her childhood in photos, drawings and other items of memorabilia. Instead of getting the past out of oblivion, she only sees how much has been forgotten. The past becomes meaningful only by interacting with it and by inviting it to become a part of the presence.
Jari Silomäki: ”Untitled,” from the series Alienation Stories, pigment print on paper, 21,4 x 30 cm / 42 x 42 cm, 2009. Included in the photographic portfolio IKKUNA with 10 new prints from Finland. The portfolio reflects the vitality and creative state of photographic art in Finland today. Ten prominent artists have been invited to participate with work that examine the representational qualities of photography as well as its ability to tell a story. The clever case can be hung on the wall.
Pekka Niittyvirta: "Beach (Chromosome X)," C-print, framed, 100 x 80 cm, 2008. Pekka Niittyvirta adds an element of disturbance to a view from a foggy beach with tourists. The digital code of the image is opened up and parts of the genetic information of the human chromosome X are inserted – and thus further sexualizing as well as concealing the picture.
Exhibition view, Supermarket 2011, photo: Emelie Carlén