Jari Silomäki - Photographs London Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Jari Silomäki: My Weather Diary, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland, 20 August – 26 September 2004 (another example exhibited); Nordic Moods Landscape Photography of Our Time, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Skoven, Denmark, 30 May – 14 September 2008 (another example exhibited); Artic Hysteria, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, 1 June – 5 October 2008 and Museum of Contemprary Art-Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 6 February – 12 April 2009 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The pictures in Jari Silomäki’s ‘My Weather Diary’ series are mostly landscapes, in which there are no people, but either nature landscapes or built environments. Silomäki’s idea is to take one photograph every day and then to assemble a personal weather diary in pictures from year to year. Along with the location, he describes a mood, the day’s most memorable piece of world-political news or an event in his personal life. Silomäki gives the viewer both a possibility of sharing his private experiences and a possibility of a collective experience by registering world-political events that the viewer remembers too. The personal notes also offer something to identify with - the feelings of loss, expectation, joy and longing that we have all experienced.
    Paula Toppila, Sydney Biennale cat., 2004
    Titles include: Parkano the day that Germany apologized for their treatment of Marlene Dietrich; Finlandia Hall, three hours after collapse of World Trade Center; Today everything is fine; Today it rained; Today, Anu asked me what I want from life in the future. I couldn’t answer


Selected Images from My Weather Diary

Five colour coupler prints, printed 2009.
Each 27.9 x 27.9 cm. (11 x 11 in).
Each titled in white ink on the recto. Four number 10 from an edition of 10 and one number 9 from an edition of 10. Each accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

£3,000 - 5,000 ≠ †


16 May 2009, 3pm