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On the other side of the Mirror | Hertta Kiiski





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Friday, 1 December 2023 to Sunday, 21 January 2024
Friday, 1 December 2023 - 7:00pm

Embark on a transformative journey through the lens of Hertta Kiiski an artist and photographer from Finland. In the captivating exhibition, "On the Other Side of the Mirror", Kiiski skillfully intertwines the essence of life forms and seamlessly blends the familiar with the realms of the imagined. This exhibition transcends conventional boundaries of time and space, offering a profound exploration of the interrelationships between humans and non-humans.

In her practice, Hertta Kiiski captures moments and samples the very empowerment of youth and love. The exhibition weaves together elements of the magical, the mythical, and the esoteric, creating a rich visual storytelling that transcends the ordinary. Like the essence of youth itself, Kiiski's photographs and installations gracefully inhabit a delicate balance between the realms of daydreaming and unrest, inviting viewers to explore the nuances within this precarious state.

"On the Other Side of the Mirror" is more than an exhibition; it is an immersive experience that invites you to ponder the intricacies of existence. Join us on this captivating journey as Hertta Kiiski unveils a world where art becomes a mirror reflecting the profound interplay between the seen and the unseen.

The exhibition “On the other side of the Mirror” follows Kiiski’s residency at SEA Foundation in September 2022. 




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Hertta Kiiski bio

Turku-based Hertta Kiiski is a photographer, videographer, and installation artist from Finland who uses live performances, textiles, installations, and nature to illustrate and enrich speculative stories on excavating and unfolding empowering relationships between people and the non-human world. Hertta Kiiski (1973) works and lives in Turku, Finland. She earned an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts (2015) and a BA in Photography from the Turku Arts Academy (2012). Her work is presented in galleries and museums internationally and in Finland. Her recent solo exhibitions include “VERY CORE” at the Hippolyte Gallery in Helsinki (2023) and “Plasticenta” at NOON Projects Gallery in Los Angeles (2022). This year, she published a third publication “Otherworld” with the publisher Kehrer Verlag (DE).

The artist’s work has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the Turku Art Association, and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

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Exhibition dates: 01.12.2023 - 21.01.2024

Opening of the exhibition: 01.12.2023, 7 - 9 pm

Artist: Hertta Kiiski

Venue: SEA Foundation, Tivolistraat 22, 5017HP Tilburg

Opening Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1 - 5 pm

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SEA Foundation

Artist-led SEA Foundation is a non-profit art initiative. To fulfil our mission; to create awareness for contemporary art and to build cultural resilience, we act as a catalyst in the working lives of artists. In all our activities we are fuelled by visual arts. Through exchanges and working in different cultural contexts SEA Foundation is part of international networks, where we generate and take part in discussions on eminent issues such as sustainable living. Over time, the SEA Foundation has become a synonym for exhibitions, art practice support, exchanges, and publications. We also run an International Artist in Residence program that offers a unique environment, by providing time and space for research, experimentation, and professional advancement.

SEA Foundation , Tilburg

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