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Elena Näsänen: Ohikulkija | Passerby, 2013. Kuva | Photo: Jussi Eerola.

Elena Näsänen: Ohikulkija | Passerby, 2013. Kuva | Photo: Jussi Eerola.

Passerby, Elena Näsänen’s latest short film, is to receive its premiere at the Alvar Aalto Museum. This combination of video art and photography presents a segment of Aalto’s production seen through other eyes.

A young Japanese woman arrives to spend a day and night in Helsinki, and goes round by tram photographing Alvar Aalto’s buildings. Her places of pilgrimage are Finlandia Hall, Stora Enso’s Head Office, Aalto’s own home and his studio. This laconically constructed work takes us on a hypnotic journey into the main character’s inner world, and to Aalto’s buildings.

Elena Näsänen (b. 1968) is a visual artist with a reputation both nationally and internationally who works with film and video installations. Her works combine elements from traditional narrative film and video installation.

Elena Näsänen will introduce the Passerby exhibition to the public at an open meet-the-artist event on Jyväskylä Day 22.3 at 14:00.

For more information, please read the press release and see our Facebook event.


Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery 22.3–5.5.2013

Alvar Aallon katu 7

40600 Jyväskylä

Open TuesSun 1118

Free entry!

Further information:

Educational Curator Mari Murtoniemi,
tel. +358 (0)400 254 708,,
Alvar Aalto Museum

Producer Mari Forsberg,
tel. +358 (0)45 6790920,,
Alvar Aalto Museum