Wilma Hurskainen: The Woman Who Married a Horse

06.04.2013 - 28.04.2013

Opening at Northern Photographic Centre, Rantagalleria on the 5th of April at 8 pm. Wilma Hurskainen will give an artist talk at 5 p.m. at Rantagalleria, Hallituskatu 7, Oulu. Welcome.

“The Woman Who Married a Horse” is a story about our longing to control something stronger than ourselves, told in the form of photographs and video. The young women so prevalent in Wilma Hurskainen´s photographic art are now sharing their twisted realities with horses.

In art horse is a symbol that does not seem to wear out with time; it rather seems to defy definitions. In her images Hurskainen borrows horse stories from girls’ books and folklore. The entity tells about the ability of the photograph to operate with shards of our visual world and still create something surpassing the commonplace, something dream-like.”

Wilma Hurskainen is one of the most recognized  photographer of  her generation. She has exhibited both in Finland and abroad, and also a  artist memmer of the internationally known Helsinki School.

Contacts. Alla Räisänen, director, , +358 40 7272 135.

Press photo: Wilma Hurskainen, The Woman Who Married a Horse