Jakob Johannsen: a part apart – Mäntän kuvataideviikot
Jakob Johannsen is finishing his MFA degree in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. His exhibition in Mänttä Art Festival is part of his master's degree.
With background in photography, Jakob Johannsen has been exploring different functions of the medium photography. In several projects he has dealt with digital images from internet sources e.g. Google, bringing them into public space or site specific situations. He has translated digital codes into handmade processes, such as painting, tiling and paste gluing in interaction with architecture. Johannsen uses the square elements of tiles as language of the digital and as reference to early use of grids in ancient settlements. He sees in digital photo-media a system, embedded in a large complex of meta systems. Current works are expanding the focus on structures in media to social structures of norm and diversity.
Opening and installation-performance 13th of June between 17:00 and 20:00. (Main opening at 18:00)
Mänttä Art Festival
Pekilo, Tehtaankatu 21, 35800 Mänttä