Time is the given in Nanna Hänninen’s conceptual photography practice – as it is in all photography. Photography records an instant and marks too that it has passed and is gone. Furthermore, Hänninen’s book NOW IS NOW and the exhibition it accompanied, ‘How about the Future’ at Serlachius Museums Gösta in the pandemic year of 2020, are marked by her investigation of how we conceive of and comprehend time. NOW IS NOW is composed of images by Hänninen, both her own source images and sculptures and works based on found images, interleaved through a text by Finnish philosopher Tuomas Nevanlinna and bookended by an excerpt from curator Laura Kuurne’s essay on Hänninen’s work.
Hänninen is moved by climate change to review how we look at the future; her work expresses the urgency of rejecting the methods we habitually employ to consider history and time passing. Instead, she fashions experimental models of what might be to come.
160pp, 56 color and black & white plates, 115 × 148 mm
Texts by Laura Kuurne and Tuomas Nevanlinna,English
Kodoji Press, Baden 2020