Wasteland with Elephant, 2015 / Nick Brandt

Inherit the Dust –
Photographs by Nick Brandt

STARTS:
5.4.2019 00:00
ENDS:
1.9.2019

​5.4–1.9.2019. What kind of world will we be leaving behind? British-born photographer Nick Brandt has documented the changing environment and endangered animals in East Africa. The exhibition comprises Brandt’s impressive panoramic images. It has been the most popular exhibition to date at the Fotografiska, which has also produced the exhibition.

What kind of world will we be leaving behind? British-born photographer Nick Brandt (b. 1964) has been documenting the changing environment and endangered animals in East Africa for nearly twenty years.

The exhibition consists of 27 large, black and white panoramic photographs. The impressive, life-size images of animals have been placed in habitats that have turned into factories, landfills and quarries. These are the areas where the animals used to roam. Humans have, however, utilised nature to such an extent that the habitats of both people and animals are endangered. Brandt is giving us pause to think about our inheritance and whether we are leaving behind only dust.

The exhibition has been the most popular exhibition to date at the Fotografiska, which is the producer of the exhibition.

Video: Inherit the Dust –  Photographs by Nick Brandt

Side programme

Lovely Helsinki Event:
Flower art work "Toivo" and the Bust the Dust game played in the Inherit the Dust exhibition on Saturday, 25 May, at 11 am and 12 pm.

Open guided tours 

Guided tours open to everyone that provide background information on the exhibition and prompt discussion about the disappearance of habitats and the impacts thereof.

Bust the Dust – a gamified way of experiencing the exhibition

A digital game experience where the right choices make the exhibition space and photographs on display in the museum turn into a lush, green oasis, whereas the wrong choices make the museum go quiet and lose its colour. 

When will we dress in a birch shirt?
Wed 22 May 5pm–7:30pm

A discussion about ecological clothing materials at the knitting café. Sweaty toiling in cotton fields will soon be a thing of the past thanks to advances in clothing technology.

Vintage flea market
Sun 9 June 11am–4pm

The highly successful vintage flea market will once again take over the garden of the National Museum of Finland. Come on by to discover and sell vintage treasures.

Karhunpesä Club | Last Call to Inherit the Dust 
Sat 24 August 6 pm – 9:45 pm 

A discussion about the loss of biodiversity and sustainable development accompanied by expert views and live music. 

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