Paola Suhonen, Poem Portrait of Nina, 2008-2016
Paola Suhonen, Poem Portrait of Nina, 2008-2016.
Paola Suhonen, Poem Portrait of Nina, 2008-2016
Paola Suhonen, Southern Boys, Southern Girls

Paola Suhonen: Love on the Road

3.12.–8.1.2017

For the last week of the exhibition, from Wed 4th to Sun 8 January we will be open from 11 am to 8 pm.

 

What possibilities does an individual have to build a life that fits, one free of norms? How does love  our longing for it, seeking, finding it or giving it up  define us as humans?

 

Paola Suhonen shot her experimental documentary Poem Portrait of Nina during eight years, portraying Hollywood’s best known pornstar, Nina Hartley (b. 1959). Comprising of poetic snapshots and interviews in a multi-channel video piece, Hartley is seen for the first time through an artistic lens.

Having formed a friendship with Suhonen, Hartley offers reflections on her relationship with love, sex and life in general in this cinematic portrait. The piece also gives a voice to Hartley’s loved ones, such as her mother  who was a Buddhist nun  who discusses her daughter’s lifestyle choices for the first time.

The opening weekend at Kunsthalle Helsinki also features the performance Kisses by Hartley, where she engages in long kisses with exhibition visitors. Suhonen will compose a video work from these kisses, which will be added into the exhibition.

The exhibition includes also Suhonen’s feature length film 7 Heaven Love Ways, the series Southern Boys, Southern Girls shot in Nashville, and several photographs.

Pro Finlandia award recipient Paola Suhonen (b. 1974) is a fashion designer, artist and filmmaker. Known as the founder of Ivana Helsinki, Suhonen has graduated as a cinematographer from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

 

 

Tue, Thu, Fri 11–18

Wed 11–20

Sat-Sun 11–17

Mon closed

 

€12 / €8

Under 18s – no charge

Museum Card


Kunsthalle Helsinki

Nervanderinkatu 3

Tickets +358 40 450 7211

 

Tue, Thu, Fri 11–18

Wed 11–20

Sat-Sun 11–17

Mon closed

 

€12 / €8

Under 18s – no charge

Museum Card

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