18 Dec 2018
Tuula Anttonen: Human Contacts
(c) Tuula Anttonen
Opening on Friday, August 26 at 6–9 pm. Welcome!
In her previous paintings Tuula Anttonen (b. 1970) concentrated on individuals and their awareness of their own bodies. Now, in the Cable Gallery’s Human Contacts exhibition Anttonen paints group encounters in which individuals work together.
“Sociability and connections with other people are complicated,” she says. “For example, touch can be either a fulfilment of the deepest desires or a breaking of boundaries – violence. Belonging to a community means security – yet, on the other hand, it can mean the suspension of an individual’s rights.” In her latest paintings Anttonen deals with questions of individual autonomy, the limits of care, dependence, and power struggles in a community.