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Elina Brotherus - Kehrerverlag Heidelberg


Carpe fucking diem, gb agency, Paris
November 12, 2015 – January 9, 2016

Les Femmes de la Maison Carré
Maison Louis Carré, Bazochessur-Guyonne, France
September 26 – November 30, 2015

Elina Brotherus, A Retrospective, Le Pavillon populaire, Montpellier, France, June – August 2016

Fotohof, Salzburg, Autumn 2016
Turku Art Museum, Finland, February 2017

Howl, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, Finland, with Victoria Schultz May – June 2016

Book Signing
Rencontres d'Arles 2016
Cosmos Arles Books, 08.07.2016, 5pm

Elina Brotherus

At the heart of Elina Brotherus’ new monograph Carpe Fucking Diem is her series Annonciation. The series addresses a topic still very much a taboo: that of involuntary childlessness. With this work Elina Brotherus returns to the autobiographical documentary she became known for in the late 1990s. We follow her through times of alternating hope and deception, with the intercepting calendar pages showing that yet another year has passed. The Annonciation photographs are preceded by a long prologue and followed by an aftermath emphasizing that life continues. Even a hopeless story with an unhappy end is not The End. Elina Brotherus’ carefully constructed tableau-like self-portraits give way to an observation of the everyday with its surprising and surreal undertones. The book does not explain, judge, comment or teach – it relies entirely on visual storytelling. Through the use of different papers and various graphic styles, this ambitious book takes the spectator on a tactile, visual and emotional ride into the human condition. It gives a voice to a surprisingly large number of women and men whose experience is rarely articulated in art or in life.
Elina Brotherus (b. 1972 in Helsinki) is one of Finland’s most prominent contemporary photographers.

Artists: Elina Brotherus

Collector’s Edition
choice of two motifs (adjacent from top to bottom): Marcello's Theme (2014), Bedsheet (2014)
sheet size 33 x 50 cm, edition of 12 copies each
Euro 980,- (unframed)/ 1180,- (framed)

Designed by Teun van der Heijden
20,3 x 27 cm
156 pages
104 color ills.
ISBN 978-3-86828-626-7
Euro 49,90