ESKO MANNIKKO | TIME FLIES, HUIS MARSEILLE, AMSTERDAM
September 12 - December 6, 2015
As a self-taught artist, Männikkö counts few stylistic precedents or influences, and though his interest in the residue of everyday life is the foundation of his image making, his formalism lends itself to metaphoric or existential modes of interpretation. Time Flies includes a range of images – abandoned cars, cemetery portrait sculpture, discarded family photographs - whose subjects bear witness to the passage of time and serve as a poignant meditation on the inevitable collapse of all material things, human or inanimate. Esko Männikköʼs gallery and museum installations place his photographs abutted together to form a single line through the exhibition space, in a variety of ornate, patinaed frames carefully selected to complement the details or subjects of his images.
ESKO MANNIKKO AT COLLEZIONE MARAMOTTI
Time Flies - A Highlight
May 17 - September 27, 2015 Press release
ESKO MÄNNIKKÖ RETROSPECTIVE IN HELSINKI
Esko Männikkö: Time Flies, the artist's first museum retrospective, is on display at Kunsthalle Helsinki through March 2, 2014, and is scheduled to travel to Europe and the United States through 2016.
ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR DEUTSCHE BORSE PRIZE
Both Laura Letinsky and Hiroh Kikai were nominated for the 2009 Deutsche Borse Prize, awarded to UK-born photographer Paul Graham. The Prize aims to reward a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe over the past year. Gallery artist Esko Mannikko was the 2008 Deutsche Borse recipient.