Standing With Nature|
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
09.12.22 - 25.02.23
Art being an imitation of nature, Minkkinen initiates a true mise en abyme: The photographer literally merges, lurks, vanishes even into the heart of a nature/artist, accounting for their respective talent. The artist is thereby also nature’s work, which he mirrors to exist inside it. A brilliant perspective, Minkkinen’s scenography sets him inside his own work, creator and creature at the same time.
Exhibited worldwide, Minkkinen’s work belongs to the collections of New York’s MoMA, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Andover’s Addison Gallery of American Arts, Massachusetts, Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Lausanne’s Photo Elysée Museum, Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography, the Finnish Museum of Photography and Tokyo’s Metropolitan Museum of Photography, among others. It has been made the subject of dozens of publications, monographic or not, and has been unanimously praised by critics. Laureate of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015, Minkkinen also taught photography at Lowell University, Massachusetts and at Aalto’s School of Art, Architecture and Design in Helsinki.
Espace Grande Nef