• Elina Brotherus Carpe Fucking Diem
  • Elina Brotherus Carpe Fucking Diem
  • Elina Brotherus Carpe Fucking Diem
  • Elina Brotherus Carpe Fucking Diem
  • Elina Brotherus Carpe Fucking Diem

Elina Brotherus Carpe Fucking Diem

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.


Hardcover 33 x 50 cm 156 pages 104 color illustrations English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-626-7 2015

Artist:

Elina Brotherus

Design:

Teun van der Heijden


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Exhibitions

Camara Oscura
Volkshaus Basel, Basel
Photo Basel, 12.06. – 17.06.2018

Paysages Nordiques
Logis abbatial - Abbaye de Jumièges, France
7.4.–10.06.2018

IT’S NOT ME, IT’S A PHOTOGRAPH
Kunst Haus Wien
14.03. – 19.08.2018

gb agency, Paris
12.11.2015 – 09.012016

Maison Louis Carré, Bazochessur-Guyonne
26.09. – 30.11.2015

Le Pavillon populaire,
Montpellier
Juni – Aug. 2016

Fotohof, Salzburg
Herbst 2016

Turku Art Museum
Feb. 2017

Gallery Heino, Helsinki
Mai – Juni 2016

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Rencontres d'Arles 2016
Cosmos Arles Books, 08.07.2016, 17 Uhr

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