Art goes Kapakka is a ten-day cultural city event in Helsinki, Finland. The festival is held 16.-25.8.21018 at the best restaurants, bars and cafes in the center of the city. The festival is full of music, performance, poetry, improvisation and other performing arts, and it brings a broad and interesting collection of visual arts to the restaurants.
My masking tape installation can be found in Krog Roba, Pieni Roobertinkatu 3. Festival info: http://www.artgoeskapakka.fi/en/
Welcome to the opening at Uusi Kipinä on Tuesday 29.5.2018 at 18:00-20:00!
Exhibition is open 30.5.-17.6.2018, tue-fri 12-18, sat-sun 12-16. Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Kymintie 1, Lahti, Finland.
Process gallery is a Finnish online gallery which focuses in the interesting process of developing ideas and the making of art works, rather than the finished pieces. My exhibition lasts until 29.4.2018. Texts are in Finnish, but there are many pictures too: http://prosessigalleria.net/
In kinetic installation Phaser two room-size vinyl mesh fabrics are hanging next to each others, and programmed devices slowly push the fabrics closer together. The movement of the viewer and the pushing devices create constantly changing moire patterns, that effect viewers´ perception of the distance of the fabrics.
In another room I present sculptures that I made, or started to make, during my residency in Villa Lante, Rome last autumn.
The exhibition Phaser (Vaiheinen in Finnish) at Gallery Lapinlahti, a former mental hospital in Helsinki, is open until 11.3.2018, tue-fri 12-18 and sat-sun 12-17.
Phaser, 2018, vinyl mesh and pushing devices, 780 x 315 x 150 cm.
Welcome to the opening on Tuesday 20th February from 5pm to 7pm! Galleria Lapinlahti, Lapinlahdentie 1 (second floor), Helsinki, Finland.
The Finnish Institute in Rome was established 60 years ago as a base for Finnish students and researchers working in Italy. The aim of the Institute is to promote Finnish work in the humanities related to Italy as well as in the arts.
Alongside the researchers there is always one artist working in the beautiful Villa Lante, a 16th century summer house, the home of the institute on top of the Gianicolo hill. The atelier at Villa Lante was built in 1966 and since then dozens of Finnish artists have been able to work enjoying the unique view and light. I have been happy to have spent already one month in the Institute´s artist residency. I will stay in Rome until the end of the year 2017.
The Finnish Institute in Rome
The artist atelier with its own terrace in Villa Lante
Summer exhibitions are one of the delights in Finnish summer. Many newspapers are writing about them and giving tips of where to. Haihatus and Näkymä -exhibitions, where my works can be found at the moment, have also received nice publicity. My Näkymä-work Pyykkärin paraabelit was in the cover of Hämeen sanomat:
Here is an image of the whole installation in the ruins of an old wall paper factory. Photo taken by Enja Elomäki:
Näkymä is open every day until 31.8.2017. Free entrance!
Haihatus-exhibition was in the list of recommended summer exhibitions to visit in Helsingin Sanomat. You can read the article here (only in Finnish). Haihatus is open until 25.8. 2017.