Jussi Kivi’s (b. 1959) photographs and drawings are the result of urban exploration in underground tunnels, urban wastelands and industrial zones, the places most people do not even notice. Kivi’s images invite us to consider how our perception of the world is affected by our ideas, be they about beauty, politics or our conception of humanity’s place in nature.
In spite of their philosophical underpinnings, Kivi’s works are inspired by personal experiences during his explorations and efforts to share those experiences.
“Art must always involve a measure of the miraculous.”
Pirkko Siitari, Head of Exhibitions at HAM, interviewed Jussi Kivi in the beginning of January 2018. Jussi talked about his view of exploration and his sources of inspiration, among other things.