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Rooms Hidden by the Water



Rooms Hidden by the Water

Photographs from Venice by Jaakko Heikkilä


Rooms Hidden by the Water

- photographs from Venice by Jaakko Heikkilä

29 April 2016 - 28 August 2016


The exhibition will feature approximately 50 photographs by photographic artist Jaakko Heikkilä, taken in 2005–2015 in the palaces of Venetian nobility along with Venetian furniture from the late 1800s from the National Museum’s collections.Photographer Jaakko Heikkilä (b. 1956) is an observer who is renowned for photographing people and groups of people around the world. Heikkilä photographs people in their own environment: at home, working, at museums or as flickering shadows on walls. Heikkilä started photographing the Venetian nobility through a friend who opened the doors of the first palace for him. The photographs offer a unique opportunity to peek inside the palaces of the decreasing Venetian nobility and meet the residents and their life stories. The Venetian nobility live a somewhat isolated life that is bound and protected by their history. The nobility consists of merchants from La Serenissima, the golden age of the Republic of Venice, which existed from the 500s to 1797. They represent Old Europe, the lost world, which is disappearing under the waves just like Venice is due to climate change. The photography exhibition Rooms Hidden by the Water will be displayed in rooms 127–132 on the first floor of the museum from Friday 29 April 2016 to Sunday 28 August 2016.


More information on the exhibition:- Head of Exhibitions Minerva Keltanen tel. +358 295 33 6463, Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362,

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Data: Da Ven 29 Apr 2016 a Dom 28 Ago 2016

Organizzato da : National Museum of Finland

In collaborazione con : Italian Cultural Institute

Ingresso : A pagamento


National Museum of Finland