Nanna Hänninen - Photographs London Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Nanna Hänninen, Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden,  5 February - 1 May 2006 (another example exhibited); Nanna Hänninen, South Jutland Art Museum, Tonder, Denmark, 2006 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Kodoji Press, Nanna Hänninen Recordings, 2007, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The New Landscapes are urban landscapes or cityscapes taken from famous metropolises or buildings, factories, cemeteries, airports, towers – mostly strategically important places involving a mixture of lights in the scenery and a long exposure so that they become almost like short movies. These cityscape images are basically drawings of my body movements that can be seen on photographic material as rhythmical light lines where subject and scenery melt into a single image. The images are divided into different surfaces, the abstraction and the pictorial surface, the human presence (breathing, heartbeat, laughter, talking, walking during the exposuretime) and photography as media. The New Landscapes follows my sociological interest towards the individual; sensing, understanding and placing herself in the outside world. There are conceptual similarities with my previous works on control and on the fear of losing control. The New Landscapes are an attempt to capture and control a possibly dangerous city at night from a distance. The alienation of the object and the aesthetic of emptiness are again present in these images.
    Nanna Hänninen, 2006


Tower of Puijo Diptych

Digital colour coupler diptych, each Diasec mounted.
Each 110 x 140 cm. (43 1/4 x 55 1/8 in); 110 x 280 cm. (43 1/4 x 110 1/4 in) overall.
Signed in ink on the reverse of each flush-mount; signed, titled, dated and annotated AP in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of each flush mount. AP from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

£6,000 - 8,000 ≠†


16 May 2009, 3pm