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In the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum 3.12.2011–26.2.2012.

Jouni Kaipia takes pictures of people in their everyday living environment. He goes out of his way to find places where the architecture has been honed over thousands of years by natural conditions and local resources. In Kaipia’s photographs, the buildings themselves are members of the families who live in them and they are lived in as holy places.

“Architecture is someone sitting on his or her front steps, peeking out of a window, hesitating on a staircase. The mediating space between one’s own nest and the outside world determines the true quality of architecture. Within this encounter – the simultaneity of intensity, intimacy and dignity – also resides the possibility of beauty.”

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Pickup-seremonia, Luang Prabang, Laos 2005. (c) Jouni Kaipia

Pickup-seremonia, Luang Prabang, Laos 2005. (c) Jouni Kaipia

Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery

Address Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40100 Jyväskylä

Admission fee 6/2€