With an interview to the artist by Chiara Bardelli Nonino 21,5 x 39 cm 38 pages Softcover with flaps English / Italian Publication date: November 2017
White Spacecollects a complete selection of recent pieces from the series Local Vernacular, realized by Sanna Kannisto inside the Hankoniemi archipelago in Southern Finland between 2015 and 2017. The artist works together with scientists who perform bird ringing and consequently bird migratory research in this natural reserve. Throught the “sampling” practice, Kannisto studies objects, plants, flowers, birds cut off from their natural habitat in order to represent them within a photography studio. The white background, a common presence in Sanna Kannisto’s works, is the perfect scenario for any kind of representation and classification, fostering the direct connection with scientific documentations inside the tradition of Natural History manuals.
Sanna Kannisto(1974, Finland) Lives and works in Helsinki. Her works have been shown in the most prestigious international art institutionsHer works have been shown in the most prestigious international art institutions: Museum of Photography of Seoul (2018); Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Mannheim DE (2018); Whatcom Museum, Washington (2018); Ateneum, Helsinki (2017); Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen (2017); Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2017); Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, DE (2016); Fondazione Fotografia, Modena (2015); BBB centr d'art, Toulouse FR (2014); Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2013); Center Pompidou, Paris (2009); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (2007). Personal exhibitions have been dedicated to her at: Metronom, Modena (2018); NonostanteMarras, Milan (2017); Helsinki Contemporary (2016); Galeire La Ferronerie, Paris (2015); Far, Rimini Art Factory (2013); Le Château d'Eau, Toulouse (2012); Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin (2011); Kristiansand, Norway (2011); Aperture Gallery, New York (2011).