Noora Schroderus at Taidetila Raami

Noora Schroderus’s solo exhibition Power Relations runs through 28 May at Taidetila Raami in Nokia, Finland. Schroderus works with a variety of materials and techniques, creating subtle, playful and ironic pieces that challenge the structures of hierarchy and power. On view are, among others, works from her Canis Lupus Familiaris and Elephant series, that both focus on a human’s relationship with dogs. The embroidered dog hair portraits demonstrate how a relationship with a dog can sometimes be longer and more meaningful than many interpersonal relationships. The photographs make visible the less frequently admitted fact that pets themselves cannot decide with whom they live and what demands are placed on them; their lot is to adapt to the customs and lifestyle of their owner.

Image: Noora Schroderus, Elephant, 2016, pigment print, fotosec