Salla Tykkä’s extensive solo exhibition at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku presents photography and video art works of Salla Tykkä from the 1990’s to present day.
The pervasive themes of the display are gaze, power and gender. Who is looking and how? Who is the object of the gaze? In her earliest works, Tykkä has dealt with the gendered gaze, whereas in her recent works, she has reflected on the Western and colonialist gaze and its problematic nature.
Tykkä’s most recent work Untitled (White – Alps) shifts the perspective from the personal to a broader perspective, to cultural meanings related to landscapes and culture-specific concepts of the universe. The travelogue, shot on analogue film, moves along with the currents of air in a hot air balloon with a view over the Alps, bathing in the light of the dawn.
The exhibition opened on 8 February 2019 and will be on view until 19 May 2019.