Asia Culture Center (ACC) shows two of my art works in exhibition Scenery of the the Emptiness, and Asia. ACC presents the art & technology works with the theme of Spatial Aesthetics of Asia. All works from the 17 artists are commissioned by ACC. The exhibition is open from 23rd December 2022 to 27th August 2023 in Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.
BOOKED 2022 is an exhibition devoted to books made by artists, conceptual literature, and text-based artworks. It is organized by MUU, Finland’s interdisciplinary art association. BOOKED will host over 200 artist’s books, limited edition publications and artworks. Exhibition is open from 26th Nov to 18th Dec at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Helsinki.
My work in BOOKED is Writing the Landscape – Äkkisaari Island, 2021, water color on paper, size 122 cm x 92 cm.
Stolon will grow in Seinäjoki
Good news from Seinäjoki, Finland! My work Stolon (Rönsy in Finnish) was chosen to be realized in the high foyer space of the new Aallokko Family Service Center. The construction of the building starts in 2023. Read more about Stolon and four other art works that will be realized in the same new city center area next to Seinäjoki train station (in Finnish).
Sketch of Stolon / Rönsy.
CONNECTION in Oodi
Media art exhibition YHTEYS | CONNECTION is open in Oodi Helsinki Central Library until 30.11.2022. The artists are Gunzi Holmström, Noora Kaunisto, Pia Männikkö, Vappu Rossi, Otto Santala and Maija Toropainen. The exhibition is organised by Helsinki Artists’ Association.
My work Kamara is projected opposite the main entrance of Oodi Library.
Art Tube 2 in Pärnu, Estonia
Art Tube 2 presents 29.9. – 22.10.2022 eight artists in Pärnu City Gallery, which is located in the historic old Town Hall of the city of Pärnu, Estonia. Artists are Pirjetta Brander, Gunzi Holmström, Petri Hytönen, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Pia Männikkö, Noora Ojala, Mari Sydänmaanlakka ja Juha Vanonen. The diverse contemporary art exhibition consists of several different art forms, from painting and graphics to video art and spatial works. The curators are painters Satu Kalliokuusi and Mika Vesalahti. Below my masking tape works and textile work Family in Pärnu.
Cultural encounters in North Karelia
This great photo of a viewer´s encounter with Déjà Vu -installation was taken earlier this year in my exhibition in Joensuu Art Museum by Jarno Artika. The photo is part of Artika´s online exhibition about a cultural project for elderly people in North Karelia. Cultural encounters -exhibition was supported by JOKES (The Foundation to Promote Journalistic Culture).
Joensuu art museum 27.1.–13.4.2022
My solo show Kasvusto – Growth opens 27th January in Joensuu Art Museum. Opening hours: Tuesday 10 am–4 pm, Wednesday 10 am–7 pm, Thursday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm, Closed on Mondays and Sundays. Welcome!
Tuff tuff installed at Tierp station
Tuff tuff is installed at Tierp’s train station in Sweden. The work consists of a wall painting, bronze sculpture and steel plates that are connected to vibration devices, which make them work as loudspeakers. The sound track is constructed from train sounds that people make when playing with train toys. More info about the work.
New public art work for Lighthouse Hospital in Turku
Last year I was chosen to make one of the public art works for a new Lighthouse hospital in Turku, Finland. The hospital has a nautical overall theme. The shapes of my work take inspiration from fyke net, the fishing equipment. Tiedon rysät consists of five separate “fykes”, materials are stainless steel and ropes. The work was installed in its location last week. The building of the hospital will finish in the end of 2021, and it will open to public in February 2022. More images here.
Natures-exhibition opens 1st of October 2021 in Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka. “Natures is built around the theme of landscape. In their exhibition works, each member of the group presents their own view on the theme. Nature grows and shapes itself over time, disintegrates, runs wild and assembles itself into new formations. The landscape exists in spite of us. For us, it is a vital structure: the horizon, upper world and lower world. We try to objectify the landscape, but we are always within it as well. An artist can take nature into account by taking an interest in ecological materials such as recycled fabric as a painting surfaces, earth and plant pigments and alternative painting techniques. “
The featured artists are Inka-Maaria Jurvanen, Hannele Kumpulainen, Iisa Maaranen, Pia Männikkö, Miika Nyyssönen and Sara Orava. The exhibition curator is Miika Nyyssönen. Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka, Finland, 1.10.2021-9.1.2022