New K1 exhibitions 10.9.2021–2.1.2022

Susanna Majuri: Love

The retrospective exhibition of the work of Susanna Majuri (1978–2020), titled Love, gathers together photographs from her entire career: her most well-known pieces are shown side by side with less common early works.

Susanna Majuri spoke to us through her fictional creations, and she also showed who she was as a person, what she had felt and experienced, what pain she had carried and what her loving gaze had seen. Storytelling was a form of escape for her, as well as a method for comprehension. The wordless world was given form in Majuri’s photographs.

Photo: Susanna Majuri: Treasure, 2009

Cecilia Vicuña: Songs to the Waters

The exhibition centers on Vicuña’s documentary film Kon Kon (2010), which discusses the privatization of waterways, the destruction of natural resources as well as the breakdown of the human-nature relationship. Combining poetry and documentary, the film weaves around the Aconcagua river, which runs from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean near the city of Concón in Chile. Vicuña’s artistic work began by this river in the 1960s.

The other piece in the exhibition, Cantos del Agua (2015) is a documentation of a collective performance. Vicuña invited female sound artists to improvise a water song with her. The aim was that the song would reach both decision-makers and the waters.

The exhibition is curated by Elina Suoyrjö.

Cecilia Vicuña, Erased Spiral, 2009. Con cón, Chile. Photo by James O’Hern.