Maija Holma’s exhibition “Vanitas”

The gallery of Tampere House (Jaani 4) will be opened on Thursday, 19.10. at 5 pm Jyväskylä photographer’s exhibition “Vanitas”, the theme of which is the loss of life.

The motto of the exhibition is the Collector’s words from the Bible: “Nullity is nothing!” Says the collector. “It simply came to our notice then. How does a person benefit from all the hard work they struggle with under the sun? I saw all the work that is done under the sun, and I realized that all is vanity, the pursuit of the wind. ”

Maija Holma has been inspired by the work of 17th century Dutch masters who wanted to. Through the still lifes, Vanitas reminds people of mortality, the shortness of life, the loss of worldly wealth, and the equality of people before death.

“In addition to pots and withering plants, in my versions of Vanitas, discontinued apparatus, archives and envelopes are reminiscent of modern vanity and symbols of power. There are also notebooks I made myself that have lost their value.

The aim of the exhibition is to provoke a discussion about the circulation of matter. “What is superfluous in our culture,” the artist asks. “I think that gadgets that have lost their importance in my exhibition will regain their luster.”

Maija Holma (born 1971), an artist from Jyväskylä, is a photographer. He graduated from Lahti Institute of Design and Kankaanpää Art School. He is currently studying philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä. He has had several exhibitions both abroad and in Finland.

The gallery of Tampere House is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm. Free entrance!