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2021 Candidate videos: Eija-Liisa Ahtila

2021 Award Nominee Eija-Liisa Ahtila

“Since the mid-2000s I’ve sought to disengage moving image art from human-centredness.”

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, artist & director

During the last decade Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland) has explored what an ecology of drama could be, that includes also more-than-human actors and their perspectives: How to allow another animal than human, or a tree or the wind, to take the centre stage in cinematic narratives?

Candidate Exhibition 2021

ARS FENNICA 2021 candidate exhibition opens at Hämeenlinna Art Museum on 15th October 2021.

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Foundation awards Finland’s most significant visual-art prize – 50,000 euros. The prize goes to an artist in recognition of individual artistic work of outstanding quality.

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