Jan Heinosen näyttely Do I Miss Iceland Reykjavikin kaupunginkirjastossa.
Welcome to the photography exhibition by Jan Heinonen, accompanied by poems by Tapio Koivukari at Poetry Square (Ljóðatorg) in Reykjavik City Library in Grófin at 5th floor.
The opening is on the 8th of November at 4pm, all welcome. The exhibition will be ongoing until the 30th of November.
"I came to work in Iceland for the first time in 2012 and fell in love with the country - it felt as if I had come to my second home! I was most impressed by the wind, the water and the emptiness of the space. A few years later, at one event I accidentally met writer Tapio Koivukari and I heard that he had lived in Iceland for several years.
Pretty quick after the meeting I decided to suggest to Tapio that he would be interested in arranging his poems for my work. Tapio was interested in the idea, so we developed the idea further and this exhibition is the result of our collaboration."
Over the years, my work try to addressed the question: What is the relationship between human being and nature. Therefore, I am interested in dialogues and conversations, between society and nature.
“As long as I can remember I noticed that nature means something special to me. When I close my eyes, I'm back to my childhood in the woods and the silence is perfect. Touch nature, and it will show you its fantastic self.”
Jan Heinonen is a visual artist from Vantaa, Finland. He is finishing his degree Master of Administrative Sciences on the University of Tampere. Also, he has studied the art history University of Helsinki and art studies University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
His art practice is mainly based photography and video works. In his work he studies and observes his inner world and the nature around him. In his pictures he shows clearly the value within emotions as well as a strong presence on nature. Also, he has an interest in areas like Arctic and deserted wilderness etc.
Tapio Koivukari, author. Born 20 August 1959 in Rauma, is a Finnish writer and translator. He is a Master of Theology and lived in Iceland from 1989 to 1993.
Tapio Koivukari has published novels, short stories, auditions, and has also translated works by Icelandic writers into Finnish. From 1993 to 2000, he served as a religious teacher at Aronahte Elementary School in Rauma.
Koivukari's main work is an archipelago trilogy, with parts of the Land of the Wind, Where the Waves Break, and the Sumu Log Book.