On 4th May 2012 Stefan Bremer’s photo exhibition will be opened in Vizivárosi Galéria. The title of the exhibition is Fiddler on the street. The photographs are an artistic documentation of a great journey made by violinist Teemu Kupiainen.
Teemu Kupiainen is one of the most famous viola artist in Finland and also a viola and chamber music teacher at the Sibelius Academy.
Teemu Kupiainen was the first person to receive a scholarship from the Finnish state to play on the streets. On Kupiainen's view, music should not merely be heard in the concert halls. In his opinion, music is far more than that: it is meeting, moods, emotions, secret and sacred messages and much more. Some of Kupiainen's concerts are held on streets, squares and parks of a city or a village. The audience is the people of the streets. Kupiainen has a calling to bring Bach's music to as many people as possible. His mission has taken Bach's music to the forgotten villages in India, to South-America, to deserts in Africa and to the Himalayas.
Many strange meetings occur during his journeys: between him and his audience, amongst members of the audience. It is extremely difficult to capture these moments with a camera. Yet this is exactly what Stefan Bremer, one of the most important contemporary Finnish photographers, has achieved. An extraordinary photography exhibition was born from Bremer's attempt to document an extraordinary man and his extraordinary journeys.
On the exhibition opening Teemu Kupiainen plays the viola.
Exhibition will be on display at Vizivárosi Galéria from 4-24th May 2012, 1027. Kapás utca 55. Open: weekdays: 13-18, weekends: 10-13.
Opening on 4th May 18h.
Leena Pasanen, the director of Finnagora, says welcome words in the opening of the exhibition.