Per Berntsen – Metsä

Metsä, the Finnish word for forest, involves photographs from a project wherein Per

Berntsen has set out to do an artistic documentation of the taiga, the landscape of

coniferous forests and marshlands connecting the northern parts of Russia, Norway,

Finland and Sweden. The exhibition contains 40 black and white landscape

photographs from this region, taken between 2013 and 2015 with a 16 x 21 cm large

format camera.

Per Berntsen (b. 1953) is one of the veterans of photographic art in Norway and an

important advocate for the medium's rise and acceptance nationally. Berntsen was

educated at Trent Polytechnic / Derby College of Art, England, during the second half

of the 1970s and has actively exhibited since his debut in 1980 at Fotogalleriet (The

Photography Gallery) in Oslo. His works can be found in the collections of the

Museum of Modern Art in New York, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and The

National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo.


Exhibition period: 09.09 – 22.10.2017