Humans, the 15th edition of contemporary textile art exhibition Miniartextil in Montrouge, Paris, opened 6th February. The exhibition is open every day from 12.00 to 19.00, until 24th February 2019. Le Beffroi – 2, Place Emile Cresp, 92129 Montrouge. Metro 4, Maries de Montrouge. Free entrance. www.ville-montrouge.fr
Pia Männikkö: Déjà Vu, 2019, in Montrouge. Hand painted ink on tulle fabrics.
ENLIGHTENMENT is a group exhibition featuring artists Anne Roininen, Pia Männikkö and Heidi Saramäki. It is based on a light art master class for professional artists that was held at Liminka Art School in June 2018. ENLIGHTENMENT is part LUX Helsinki festival programme. Muu Kaapeli Gallery, Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki, Finland. Open: 4.-9.1. 10 am – 10 pm, 10.-11.1. 10 am – 7 pm and 12.-13.1. 12 pm – 4 pm.
Pia Männikkö: Expedition, 2019. Materials: transparent sheets, lights, wood and paper
Pia Männikkö and Páll Haukur’s joint exhibition will take place at Gallery Sculptor in Helsinki in November 2019 as the first of three nordiSKulptur exhibitions. NordiSKulptur is a collaboration between The Association of Finnish Sculptors and The Nordic Culture Point. The exhibitions will be executed with changing Nordic partners, starting with The Icelandic Sculptor’s Association in 2019. Read the full text here (Finnish and English)
My public art work Forest Sounds was opened in Angered suburb in Gothenburg, Sweden. The work in a light traffic underpass tunnel depicts sound waves and woods reflecting from water. The work consists of wall paintings and laser-cut steel plates on both sides and the ceiling of the tunnel, and a soundtrack recorded at forests and lakes. More about the work here.
I have shown kinetic installation Phaser in two previous exhibitions this year, the work has been modified according to the gallery spaces. Now it is time for the grand finale of the tour in the biggest space yet. Muu Kaapeli gallery is in the Cable Factory, which is the largest cultural center in Finland.
Exhibition is open until 16th December 2018, Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat-Sun 12-16. Muu Kaapeli, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki. Free entrance.
My new Déjà Vu -installation is currently presented in HUMANS, the 28th edition of Miniartextil. The exhibition is open tue-sun until 18th November in the ex church of San Francesco in Como, Italy. www.miniartextil.it
Photo by Andrea Butti / Miniartextil.
In this video from the exhibition preview Déjà Vu appears first time in 00:10 :
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.