Magdalena Åberg & Anna Tahkola
Magdalena Åberg & Anna Tahkola: among, within
The two Finnish artists Magdalena Åberg (1972) and Anna Tahkola (1983) have decided for a joint exhibition that allows them not only to display their works together, in a layered spatial arrangement, but also to juxtapose shared ideas and convictions and, inversely, to stress what makes their practices divergent and distinct.
The exhibition title ‘among, within’ evokes the commitment to figuration that is fundamental to both Åberg and Tahkola. They work mostly with representations of the human body, whether as visible societal presence (bodies among bodies) or as revealed inner reality (bodies within bodies).
They both subscribe to the ethos of critical subjectivity, manifesting itself as visual and textual self-expression and allowing, above all, for nuanced personal reflection on contemporary life.
They are nonetheless highly aware of gendered perception and the importance of countering explicit and implicit bias towards female concerns and narratives in art.
25.3.-23.5.2021 Tue-Fri 12.00-18.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-16.00