“We do not believe in ghosts, nor in photos. We believe in each other.”
Aki-Pekka and Astrid Sinikoski’s exhibition New Ghosts portrays the relationship between father and daughter and their attempts to understand life, change, and the passage of time. The show raises questions about identity, adulthood and childhood, life and death—what kind of role models, ideals, and future scenarios do we create for each other?
When we are young, our fears are often easy to name. We are afraid of monsters, ghosts or, for example, the tree’s shadow behind a window. Often, as we grow older, fears become more abstract—these new amorphous anxieties create new unnamed phantoms, a sort of “ghost” in one’s life which cannot be named.
AKI-PEKKA & ASTRID SINIKOSKI
New Ghosts Exhibitions in Autumn 2020:
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki (2.10.–25.10.2020)
Photo Vogue Festival, Milan (30.10.–22.11.2020)
Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu (7.11.2020-24.1.2021)
Smaller edition also exhibited at:
Backlight Photo Festival, Visual Catalysts, Tampere (26.9.–18.10.2020)
Backlight Photo Festival, Light in the Tunnel, Tampere (5.9.–31.12.2020)