Exclusive Artist Talk on Refshaleøen: Elina Brotherus on Alvar Aalto

Image credit: Elina Brotherus, Elissa’s Room, 2020. From the series In the Architect’s House. Courtesy of artist.

Elina Brotherus, acclaimed photo and video artist, and Ulrikke Neergaard, director of the KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces will engage in a discussion at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Refshaleøen on the 15th of June from 15.00–16.00, through a collaborative effort between Copenhagen Photo Festival, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, and Martin Asbæk Gallery. Embark on a captivating dialogue between Brotherus and Neergaard as they unravel the mysteries behind Brotherus’ compelling imagery within Alvar Aalto’s architectural realm.

The conversation will delve into Brotherus’ latest exhibition, “IN THE ARCHITECT’S HOUSE: ELINA BROTHERUS ON ALVAR AALTO,” exploring her portrayal of fictional female figures within Alvar Aalto’s architectural masterpieces in Finland and France. They will examine Brotherus’ manipulation of reflections and mirrors in her photography, as well as her unique ability to create three-dimensional depth on a flat surface, resulting in her signature painterly quality.

About The Artist

Elina Brotherus’ art oscillates between autobiographical and art historical approaches. Initially focused on subjective experiences, her work has evolved to explore the human figure, landscape, and the artist-model relationship. Based in Helsinki, Finland, and Avallon, France, Brotherus holds an MA in Photography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Helsinki. Among her honors are the Artist Professorship Grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Carte Blanche PMU, France. Her works are featured in over 80 public collections worldwide, including the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, LACMA in Los Angeles, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

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