Irish première of the work of Juha Arvid Helminen
Opening on 16 June 2016 at 6PM in our location in 65 South William Street, #Dublin 2.
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Juha's series The Invisible Empire is a haunting series of portraits that evoke the dehumanization inherent in the use of uniforms and masks, contained in perfectly staged images of stark beauty.
The show will consist of older works and new ones made specially for this The Invisible Empire Dublin exhibition. The works will be available both as large format dibond mounted photographs and as smaller signed prints.
The author will be present at the opening of the exhibition.
Juha Arvid Helminen (b. 1977 in Helsinki) works as a freelancer #photographer, artist and a teacher. He graduated in 2010 from Lahti University of Applied Sciences as a photographer (BA). Helminen's work deals with the misuse of power in society.
"In 2006 I witnessed the so called Smash ASEM “riot”. There I personally saw the dark side of the Finnish police. How young men hid behind their uniforms and hoods and anonymously committed misconduct.
We wear clothes described by religion, profession, political thoughts and tradition to communicate and represent authority, where we belong and how we see the world. Often this hides our true persona and creates walls between ourselves and between the people that we meet."