PORTFOLIO

MILLA TOUKKARI


Contemporary printmaker
based in Helsinki, Finland

The solo exhition Kuvatekstejä / Captions was on view 3.12.–20.12.2016 at gallery Rajatila in Tampere, Finland.

The exhibition Kuvatekstejä / Captions explores the conceptual border between image and text, questioning its meaningfulness altogether. Through working with the categories of text and image, the installation comes to consider the uncontrollability of the translations an artist is set to encounter within her work. Captions draws images through text.

The English word caption derives from the Latin capito, which can be translated as holding, seizing, or capturing. Caption is thus chasing after something that the actual image is referencing, too. The very term insinuates that both the image and its text are parallel, pointing at the same original source. They are calling the same absent, even with the same name, using only different languages. Also Captions is searching for something: it documents the artist’s yearning after ideal images – images that are just enough subversive, tentatively political, and aesthetic in a meaningful way.

Full statement in Finnish / Lehdistötiedotteeseen tästä.


http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5443_muok_crop_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Overview with Tableaux, Spectrum and Letters
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5450_muok_crop_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Overview with Spectrum (The Waves) in the front
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5459_muok_crop_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5479_muok_crop_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
0. Muisti (aallot) / Memory (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5485_muok_hp_p_p.jpg
Detail of Memory (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5514_muok_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Detail of Memory (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5482_muok_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Detail of Memory (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5464_muok_crop_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Kuvaelmat / Tableaux
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5301_muok_crop_2_hp_p_p.jpg
1. Niin pieni ele / So small a gesture
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44____2_arkinen_näkymä_muok_p_p.jpg
13. Tässä olis sellanen arkinen näkymä / This would be an everyday view, sort of
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5501_muok_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Kirjeet / Letters
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5484_muok_crop_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Detail from Letters:
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_nettiin_azoulay_glen.jpg
Detail from Letters:
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5498_muok_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Osa teosta: Haamu (aallot) / Part of the work Spectrum (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5509_muok_hp_p_p.jpg
Detail of Spectrum (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_IMG_5489_muok_crop_2_hp_p_sh_p.jpg
Detail of Spectrum (The Waves)
http://www.millatoukkari.com/files/gimgs/th-44_190872835.jpg
Haamu (Aallot) / Spectrum (The Waves)