Open to the public:
5 February 2020 – 29 March 2020
Opening: 4 February 2020
Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 – 19:00.
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Organizers: Judit Flóra Schuller, Imre Kiss
that my fathers thoughts are big.
we were watching TV
my father came from the sauna
I didn’t die yet
my father was lying on the sofa
looking at the stars through the roof
he seemed to be thinking
why didn’t I make this world
a better place for my children
once he told me
I remember it as if it were yesterday
Legacy by Tekla Inari combines images and text to study a topic that touches the Finnish society even today: the trauma of war and the burdens inherited from one generation to the next in the post-war Finland. The poetic, collage-like work uses a young woman’s voice to narrate the harsh story of one family over several decades. Compiled of new and old photographs, poems, and short prose texts, the book interweaves the past and the present into fictive documentary.
Graduated from the Aalto University MA Programme in Photographic Art, Tekla Inari is a Finnish artist who implements text and photography in her expression. In her work, she aims to harness personal stories for the exploration of larger societal themes. Tekla is based in Helsinki, Finland and also works as an art educator and freelance photographer in the area.