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  • Barso’s models

Barso’s models

Location: Vihtori property, Kuopio, Finland
Commissioned by: Citycon Oyj
Thanks to: Kuopio Museum of Cultural History
Artists: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-la team: Siiri Murtola
Year: 2015
Size: 210 m².
Material: Digiprinted tile

12 / 2011
09 / 2015

The Barso’s models artwork spreads on the pedestrian street over the length of the wall of the property on the Käsityökatu side. The large-sized figures complement the bustle of this bicycle and pedestrian traffic street in Kuopio. The figures of the pictorial material of the artwork are from the extravagant studiophotograph production of the famous photographer Victor Barsokevitsch, who flourished in Kuopio at the turn of the 20th century. With the permission of the Kuopio Museum we removed the pictures of our ancestors from those masterpieces. In the artwork, old times meet the modern: skaters, dog-walkers, bicyclists, street musicians... the fashion and the gear have changed, but humanity and its functions have remained from one generation to the next.

Barso's models, 2015. Photo © Pekka Mäkinen

Barso's models, 2015. Photo © Pekka Mäkinen

Barso's models, 2015. Photo © Pekka Mäkinen

Barso's models, 2015. Photo © Pekka Mäkinen

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