Stefan Bremer & Ahmed Alalousi: Borderline

21.08.2017 - 01.10.2017


TIME: 21.8.–1.10.2017 during opening times of Korjaamo
VENUE: Korjaamo Gallery

Stage festival proudly introduces the opening of Borderline - the collaborative exhibition of Stefan Bremer and Ahmed Alalousi. Exhibition consists of portraits, scenery and poetry. Borderline is produced by Pro Artibus and it has previously been on display at Galleria Elverket, Porvoo Arthall and Bremen City Hall’s gallery as a part of a Finnish culture festival. When visiting Borderline you can also read the poem Stranger by Kimmo Oksanen. Stranger has so far been translated into forty different languages. 

Ahmed Hasan Nadhim Alalousi (1992) is an Iraqi born photographer who found asylum in Finland in July 2016. He has participated in different exhibitions and projects in Finland and abroad. Ahmed Alalousi has photographed his hometown Mosul in the years 2013-2014 before ISIS conquered it in June 2014. The Northern-Iraqi city of Mosul’s recent history resembles that of Aleppo in Syria.

Stefan Bremer (1953) has photographed portraits of refugees who are showing their most beloved photos from the screens of their smartphones. In addition to the portraits, Bremer brings to the exhibition landscapes depicting a borderline in the far horizon. Borderline got started at the Exodus-exhibition (2015) during which, Stefan Bremer worked with asylum seekers. He is one of the most known Finnish photographers. Bremer studied at the University of Art, Design and Architecture in 1974-1980 and worked as an artist professor in 1999-2004. From the beginning, his work has been characterized by his interest in people. He has had more than a hundred exhibitions since 1980 and his works can be found from Finland and abroad at museums and private collections. 

 

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