Jorma Puranen’s extensive solo exhibition Museum Meditations is on display 30 June – 8 November 2020 at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku.
The photographic works of Jorma Puranen are a study in history, art, ethnography, anthropology and geography. His images dive deep into archived images and knowledge as well as the histories of our arctic regions. Our sense of cultural memory is explored through themes that span centuries. Puranen aims to unveil hidden histories, stories left in the margins and places that have been forgotten. At the same time the process of photography grounds his work in the present moment.
This exhibtion is presented on two floors and includes some of the artist’s most extensively developed series as well as recent works.
Image: Jorma Puranen Icy Prospects 65, 2014, 146 x 180 cm, pigment print