Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Horizontal

June 7, 2014-October 25, 2014
Location: Palevsky Design Pavilion
Artist:

Eija-Liisa Ahtila

X
X

Curator: Rita Kersting

Finish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila undertakes an ambitious task: to document and photograph a spruce tree measuring over ten meters high, and to present it in its natural size. Due to the large scale of the spruce, the artist chose a presentation that is a departure from the conventional perception of a tree: rather than vertical, Ahtila’s tree is horizontal. Our encounter with this work allows us to closely examine a familiar reality from an unfamiliar perspective.

X

Finish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila undertakes

an ambitious task: to document and

photograph a spruce tree measuring over ten

meters high, and to present it in its natural

size. Due to the large scale of the spruce,

the artist chose a presentation that is a

departure from the conventional perception

of a tree: rather than vertical, Ahtila’s tree

is horizontal. Our encounter with this work

allows us to closely examine a familiar reality

from an unfamiliar perspective.