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Elina Juopperi - Project Space
Opening: 12.03., 7 pm
Opening Hours: 13.03. - 14.03., 1-6 pm
The exhibition "Project Space" marks the conclusion of Elina Juopperi's three-month AIR_Frankfurt residence at basis in cooperation with HIAP in Helsinki. The artist uses the basis project space as a field of experimentation for new works completed during her stay at basis.
Elina Juopperi has a cross-disciplinary approach combining various working methods such as photography and video production as well as text- and object-based installations, performative acts and artist books. By installing together various works she creates site-specific installations that – through strong spatial experiences – emphasise perception as an act of seeing. Thereby traditional concepts of objectivity and materiality are confronted with the subjectivity of experience. Juopperi exploits the "camera sight" for highly metaphorical aims: her works are sort of mental landscapes in which untouched nature, symbols of cultural artefacts and technology are intertwined with world news.
Juopperi studied fine art in France and holds her DNSEP from École National Supérieure d’Arts Paris-Cergy. Her work has been exhibited in venues like Siida Sami museum, Arte Alameda Mexico, La Galerie Noisy-le-Sec or Arte Actual Flacso Quito. She has received numerous grants from the state of Finland and private foundations.