Lasse Lecklin: Expedition
05.12.2014 - 11.01.2015
Exhibition open every day 10-20
Artist Talk 17:00-18:00
Exhibition opening 18:00-20:00
On Friday artist Lasse Lecklin and member of the research group, geologist Samuel Faucherre from the University of Copenhagen will tell about their work in Svalbard.
Expedition is a journey to the arctic regions in the north. During the past two years photographic artist Lasse Lecklin has been working in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland and in Svalbard in the middle of the Arctic Sea.
The overall theme of the exhibition is the relationship between human being and nature. People have a need to measure and explore, admire and understand nature. Lecklin is interested in the traces left in nature and the effects of human activities on the environment.
The arctic regions are today in focus more than ever, as the use of vast natural resources has become a hot political question. Due to climate change the permafrost regions play a major role in the future of the globe.
The topic is serious as the astonishing beauty of the arctic also contains big risks. Lecklin’s point of view is nevertheless not preaching. His works combine the rugged aesthetics of the north with playfulness.
Expedition has been executed in co-operation with natural scientists using scientific methodology in photographic works in a way that art and science meet.
Lasse Lecklin (b. 1982) is a Finnish photographic artist based in Helsinki. He graduated in 2010 as a Bachelor of Arts and is currently finishing his Master studies in photography at the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Expedition is Lecklin’s third solo show. Previously his works have been shown at numerous group exhibitions and festivals in Finland and for instance in France, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.
The exhibition has been supported by: