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DOUGLAS KIRKLAND: COCO&MARILYN

The new exhibition space K1
Thu 20.8. – Sun 20.12.2020
Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1961 ©Douglas Kirkland/Photo Op
Kuvaaja: Douglas Kirkland, artwork: Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1961 ©Douglas Kirkland, artist: Douglas Kirkland
Two iconic women who developed a deep understanding of the power of vision and gaze.

The Finnish Museum of Photography's new exhibition space, named K1, will be opened with an inaugural showcase, featuring two exhibitions in one — Coco Chanel and An Evening with Marilyn — from Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934). The photographs depict two iconic women who developed a deep understanding of the power of vision and gaze.

Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel in the early 1960s while working at Look magazine. The images from six decades in the past deliver a dose of the Hollywood starlet cult and the history of fashion. Viewed today, the works offer a direct view into the early heyday of photography as a central feature of modern consumer culture. The exhibition also explores the life cycles of cultural icons, and the raw power of photography.

Douglas Kirkland is a photographer with a long career in Hollywood, known mainly for shooting renowned stars. He has also worked on more than 150 feature film productions.

Contact person

Kastehelmi Korpijaakko, Educational curator
050 5775742

Event organizer

Suomen valokuvataiteen museo

Suomen valokuvataiteen museo on valtakunnallinen valokuvan erikoismuseo Kaapelitehtaalla Helsingissä, jonka näyttelyt esittelevät monipuolisesti valokuvan ja visuaalisen kulttuurin eri osa-alueita ja historiaa. Taidevalokuvan lisäksi näyttelysisällöissä painottuvat myös uutiskuva ja mainoskuva. Näyttelyihin liittyvät opastukset, työpajat, taiteilijatapaamiset ja luennot tutustuttavat kaikenikäisiä valokuvauksen nykypäivään ja historiaan.

time and place

Lataa kalenteriisi Thu 20.8.2020 10:00 to Sun 20.12.2020 20:00Lataa kalenteriisi
K1 exhibition space of the Finnish Museum of Photography
Kämp Gallery, Pohjoisesplanadi 33, 00100 Helsinki
    

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Type of event
Price
School or kindergarten group tours: 60 €. For kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools. Teachers who have booked guided tours for school groups are welcome to visit the exhibition in advance, free of charge.