Over the past 15 years, Iiu Susiraja has taken photographs of herself in domestic settings, most often in her home in Turku, Finland. Simultaneously seductive, abject, stylized and vulnerable, Susiraja’s works are grounded in unabashed yet private performances for the camera. In these stagings, household objects—tablecloths, umbrellas, hot dogs, bananas, treadmills, rubber duckies and dead fish—become co-conspirators in her confrontations with the lens. Situated between the slapstick and the deadpan, Susiraja’s works locate uneasiness in the comfortable, and vice versa.
Published on the occasion of the artist’s first US museum exhibition, Iiu Susiraja: A style called a dead fish traces the trajectory of Susiraja’s practice from her earliest photographs (circa 2007) to the present.
The publication also features poems by Susiraja and an essay by curator Jody Graf.
Specifications: MoMA ・ 2023 ・ Softcover ・ / 148 pages ・ English ・ 9781636811086