Roy Aurinko – UTTER RUBBISH HYPOTHESES
“Oh man, how I love the science. It’s just utter beautiful how theories are put together, tested and certified. I’d like to think similar kind of method applies to my artistic work. Observation, experimentation, analysis. Every painting forms a new hypothesis and in a good day ‘If P, then Q’ happens. While I am excited about the scientific mindset, many others are not so much these days. The name of the exhibition also refers to the unintelligent atmosphere spawn by alternative facts and post-truth politics type of utter rubbish.”
Utter rubbish hypotheses is Roy Aurinko’s first exhibition in the Netherlands. His abstract paintings incorporate elements of drawing, and are created using a mixed-media technique combining oil, acrylic, pastel and cement. The work process and the feel of the material are present in Aurinko’s works, which invite the viewer to explore their relationship with the surrounding world.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, 25 November, 13-17, after that open by appointment.
Frans Kasl Projects
Jan van Lieshoutstraat 12b
5611EE Eindhoven Netherlands
Hannaleena Heiska – Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis, an experimental film by the Finnish Painter Hannaleena Heiska, takes part in the London Experimental Festival.
What happens when the audience and staff have left the exhibition hall, and the art begins to live its own life? The work suggests indulging in a viewing experience and being guided by a non-verbal narration.
Metamorphosis is an experimental short film shot on 16 mm black and white film that combines painting and contemporary ballet. The film results from an interdisciplinary collaboration between visual artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. It was shot in the empty exhibition hall of the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA
London Experimental is an anti-festival recognizing and honoring experimental film.
4-5 Dovedales Trading Estate
London, United Kindom
Elsa Salonen – Art Cologne Fair
The Galerie Jochen Hempel presents Finnish Painter Elsa Salonen at the Art Cologne fair in Germany 16.–19.11.2023, with the artists Imi Knoebel, Lucas Simões, and Erik Swars.
Salonen’s artistic practice draws on painting, installation, and conceptual art traditions. The influences of science, animism, and alchemy mark the works. Medieval alchemists studied natural materials, which they also used to make colours. Through the materials, they sought to understand the surrounding universe, the interconnectedness of everything in the cosmos, and the individual’s role among all others: oneself.
Art Cologne 2023
Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
Hall 11.2, Booth B-306
Henna Aho, Kaija Hinkula – Tokiomis Salygomis – Under Conditions
Under Conditions is a duo exhibition by contemporary artists Henna Aho & Kaija Hinkula. Aho and Hinkula examine painting, its new forms and possibilities in the 2020s – the boundaries, spatiality, materiality, the relationship to one’s own history and to the surrounding reality. The works that freely stretch the traditional form of a painting comment on the surrounding world, creating a space, where craftsmanship, every day life and utopia combine into a process-like whole in the context of expanded painting.
“How can one say anything about painting, if so much has already been made and stated? It is safe to say that painting has reached a kind of oxymoron: it’s role in museums and text-book examples is solid, but in the infrastructures of contemporary art it is not always taken as given – it is not too visible. The paradox lies in this notion of visibility since a change in the reception of painting has become apparent, having time to spread its roots. It is not, anymore, interesting to recognize something as a painting; the focus has rather shifted to the medium as an area of artistic operation.” – Eero Karjalainen
About the artists:
Henna Aho is a multidisciplinary Finnish artist, known for abstract, large-scale, material- based constructions combining painting and hand-woven textiles. She has received grants, residencies, and commissions from the Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Found, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and Justheat pan-European research project. Aho obtained her MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, and the University of Arts and Design, Helsinki. Her work has been exhibited across Finland in shows such as in Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku Art Hall, and Mänttä Art Festival. Aho´s work is represented in several collections in Finland; HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Oulu Art Museum, Turku City, Turku University of Applied Sciences, and Finnish National Gallery.
Kaija Hinkulas (b.1984) artistic work operates within the field of expanded painting, where conventional two-dimensional paintings expand into sculptural and spatial experiences. In this expanded field, colours, paint, and compositions familiar from the tradition of painting combine with the methods of sculpture, and time and space arts. Finland-based visual artist Kaija Hinkula has graduated as a Master of Fine Arts from the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts. Hinkula has held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad and her works are featured in the Finnish State Art Deposit Collection and in the collections of HAM Helsinki Museum of Art.
Karoliina Hellberg – Enter Art Fair
Galleri Kant represents our painter Karoliina Hellberg at the Enter Art Fair in the end of August.
Enter Art Fair is Scandinavia’s largest international art fair and a nexus of creative and commercial exchanges. The annual four-day event takes place in Copenhagen and brings the best of contemporary art to discover and acquire from 88 of the world’s leading galleries and their artists.
Otto Busses Vej 5A
Anna Retulainen, Kari Vehosalo – Chart Art Fair
Our Finnish Painters Anna Retulainen and Kari Vehosalo are presented at Chart Art Fair by Helsinki Contemporary (Anna Retulainen) and galeri Anhava (Kari Vehosalo). Chart is the leading Nordic art event and a new editorial platform. Each year, they present an art fair with the leading galleries in the region, alongside younger galleries with more emerging programmes, an art book fair, a vast live programme of talks, performances, films and music, a site-specific sculptural exhibition in the iconic amusement park Tivoli Gardens, as well as ongoing editorial releases.
Anna Retulainen (b. 1969, Orimattila) is one of the leading figures in Finnish contemporary painting. She has been showing works in solo and group exhibitions since 1995. She has twice been nominated for the Carnegie Art Award, most recently in 2014. In 2018, The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Regional Fund awarded Retulainen with its annual award for outstanding performance, and in the same year, Retulainen’s paintings became the first contemporary artworks to be permanently presented at the Finnish Presidential Palace. Retulainen’s work is represented in most of the major Finnish public collections, as well as in countless private collections.
Kari Vehosalo (born 1982 Finland) has graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Fine Arts and Aalto University, University of Art and Design. Vehosalo is represented in many major collections, e.g. : KIASMA – museum of contemporary art, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Helsinki Art Museum, Lahti Art Museum. In 2017 he won the Ars Fennica prize. He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Chart is located at Charlottenborg, home of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, in the heart of Copenhagen.
Kongens Nytorv 1
1050 Copenhagen, Denmark
Mikko Kallio – Melancholy Diorama and the Wonders of Collage
Finnish Painter Mikko Kallio and artists Niina Lehtonen Braun and Ilona Valkonen explore collage in different ways in the exhibition at the Aine Art Museum. In the artists’ joint exhibition Melancholy Diorama and the Wonders of Collage, collage is understood as a method of art and a way of being and thinking in this world. The exhibition includes installations, animations, works on paper, paintings, and object compositions.
The exhibition at the Aine Art Museum will expand on the group’s previous show Melancholy Diorama and the Wonders of Collage – Studio phase, displayed in Berlin’s HilbertRaum art space in spring 2023.
Torikatu 2, Tornio, Finland (FI)
Hannaleena Heiska – BAJT // HEISKA
This summer, Teckningsmuseet (The Museum of Drawings) in Laholm will exhibit works by the contemporary artists Hannaleena Heiska from Finland and Maria Bajt from Sweden, based in Berlin.
Hannaleena Heiska is one of the most prominent Finnish artists of her generation. Known for her ”alla prima” paintings, velvety charcoal drawings, installations, performances and video works, Heiska’s work is characterized by a profound interest in the limits and liminality of humanity, especially in relation to other animals.
In the exhibition we see, among other things, drawings from the series “Camouflage”, in which the artist was inspired by makeup and hairstyles created by activists to disturb facial recognition – ways for the modern individual to exist in a digital world of constant surveillance. We also encounter a series of charcoal drawings of observatories – mute, closed buildings emerging from the velvety darkness of the coal.
Hannaleena Heiska was born in 1973 in Oulu, Finland, and educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. She has exhibited at, among other places, the Gothenburg Museum of Art (2015), Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo (2012), and the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania (2010). Her works are represented in many public collections, including the Gothenburg Museum of Art and the Finnish national gallery Kiasma in Helsinki
Maria Bajt works with painting, drawing, sculpture, graphics, installations, public art, and artist books, in various materials such as paper, textiles, glass, and steel. Like the surrealists, Bajt is interested in artistic play as a method of creation, where dreams and the subconscious can come to the forefront.
Bajt works with drawing in both strong colours and graphic black-and-white imagery. In her art, she highlights women’s lives and experiences in mythology, history, and the present day. She works with historical and archaeological references, personal experiences, and the state of the world.
Maria Bajt was born in Stockholm in 1976 and educated at the Royal Institute of Art. She has been based in Berlin for many years. Her art has been exhibited in cities such as Berlin, Stockholm, Turku, Brussels, and Minneapolis. In recent years she has worked on several artistic installations in the Swedish cities Helsingborg, Lammhult, Kristianstad, and Örebro.
Teckningsmuseet i Laholm
312 30 Laholm
Kaija Hinkula – Boulder Star
Finnish artist Kaija Hinkula lets the viewer enter a new world – a utopian vision inspired by a disappearing underwater universe.
Kaija Hinkula created the preview of the site-specific installation Boulder Star, a fantasy world, in her head and studio. By transporting it into the Pragovka Gallery space, the installation takes its final form and becomes a space for play and imagination. In Hinkula’s own words, the installation provides the audience with a manual for modeling and understanding a new universe in a way their own world may or may not come into being.
Hinkula’s visual inspiration for the utopian visions and the installation is a Boulder Star – an endangered species of coral. It also brings an environmental aspect to her work, where she creates a fantasy world out of something that may soon no longer be part of the world as we know it today.
Kaija Hinkula’s artistic work takes place in the field of expanded painting, where the distinctive qualities of painting, such as color and composition, create spatial interventions.
Curator: Kristýna Řeháčková
Tiina Elina Nurminen – On View 20
The Danish Stalke Galleri’s spring exhibition “On View 20” presents the latest paintings of the Finnish Painter Tiina Elina Nurminen and works of the American concept artist William Anastasi.
Tiina Elina Nurminen participated in the exhibition Stop for a Moment at Arken in 2003 and has since been shown on several occasions at Stalke Galleri. Tiina Elina Nurminen’s paintings explore movement, space, and emotions in an abstract universe.
In addition, selected works of artists Torben Ebbesen, Dove Bradshaw, Nikolaj Recke, Morten Tillitz, Cordy Ryman, Aske Sigurd Kraul, Olafur Eliasson, Gunnar Örn, Marianne Hesselbjerg, Albert Mertz, William Anthony, Henrik Pryds Beck, and Thorbjørn Lausten are in view.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, 13 May, 12-4 pm, and after that, by appointment.
Englerupvej 62, Kirke Sonnerup
4060 Kirke Saaby
Siiri Pohjolainen – Supermarket Art Fair 2023
Feel the spirit of the Supermarket Art Fair 2023. Siiri Pohjolainen is representing Galleria Huuto in Stockholm this year. She has been taking part in the installation work called Soft Spot.
Galleria Huuto wants to offer you a space to unwind and recharge. Soft Spot is an installation where you can rest inside the art fair’s thrilling atmosphere.
As a gallery, Huuto is committed to a more inclusive, safer space for all. Respect others and their art experiences. Take time for yourself. Sometimes art might even spark a possibility for healing.
Siiri Pohjolainen has made this installation work with artists: Juliana Hyrri, Kaarina Ormio, Laura Pakarinen, Hans-Peter Schutt, and Eero Yrjölä.
Roy Aurinko – Art Busan 2023
Finnish Painter Roy Aurinko is presented by the Jarilager Gallery at the Art Busan in Korea. The gallery proudly shows Aurinko’s paintings in the company of works by international artists such as Galina Munroe, Rose Wylie, Benjamin Murphy, Spiller + Cameron, Annie Morris, and Florence Hutchins.
Roy Aurinko’s large-scale, abstract paintings incorporate elements of drawing. Aurinko creates them using a mixed-media technique combining oil, acrylic, pastel, and cement. The images often channel childhood memories, aestheticising this subject and evoking emotions ranging from nostalgia to environmental responsibility. The work process and the feel of the material are present in Aurinko’s works, inviting the viewer to explore their relationship with the surrounding world.
BEXCO Exhibition Center 1
55, APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Hannaleena Heiska – Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis is an interdisciplinary exhibition created uniquely for Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA’s space by artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. The exhibition fuses film, painting and dance into a seamless creation.
An important part of the exhibition are the performances that will take places at EMMA in the spring 2023. As seen in previous works by the duo, the space will be transformed as Heiska paints and Tervamäki dances. The viewer can never know beforehand what kind of exhibition they are likely to encounter when they enter the space.
The artists describe Metamorphosis as follows. “It proposes one possible way of being an artist, and one possible meaning of art. The abstract narrative is like an antidote to the hectic pace of contemporary life, just as painting and film are antidotes to today’s reality-distorting filters and wow culture. It evades categorization yet consists of recognizable elements. It invites you to plunge into a new kind of viewing experience and to open your mind to non-verbal narrative.”
Heiska and Tervamäki began their collaboration with Trace, which debuted at EMMA in 2016. Their return to EMMA in autumn 2023 is a logical continuation of their co-practice.
Heiska is a visual artist who works across the media of painting, drawing, video art, installation, and performance. Tervamäki is a dancer and choreographer who has had a long and celebrated career as principal dancer at the Finnish National Ballet. Today she focuses primarily on choreography and multidisciplinary projects.
The exhibition will be on view in EMMA Arena, the museum’s space for experimental projects.
22.2. – 26.2.2023
Elsa Salonen, Sami Lukkarinen and Heikki Marila – ARCOmadrid
Finnish Painters present at International Contemporary Art Fair ARCOmadrid
Elsa Salonen with Galerie Jochen Hempel – Booth: Hall 9 D21
Jochen Hempel Gallery, based in Leipzig, Germany, has a history representing international artists of the younger generation as well as established artists of international reputation, building longstanding collaborations with artists and collectors.
Sami Lukkarinen and Heikki Marila with Galerie Forsblom – Booth 7B21
Galerie Forsblom, based in Helsinki, Finland, holds a unique position on the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of medias within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture.
Avda. del Partenón, 5
28042 Madrid, España / Spain
Roy Aurinko – Analog Distortion
The JARILAGER Gallery meets Finnish painter Roy Aurinko with the exhibition Analog Distortion. Aurinko’s large-scale, rough-surfaced, abstract paintings aestheticize the feeling of dissonance and contradiction. According to him, paintings’ connection to subject must remain indicative. Instead, art is meant to lead us into his emotional journey – at times brutal, at times sublime; everybody is invited to plunge into it and make one’s own interpretation.
The artist approaches his canvases from the perspective of a uniquely “analog” connection. His entire art practice is about gesture, senses and bodily ties. No digital device could substitute or implement this. In these paintings, nothing escapes the laws of contact and corporeity. Large surfaces allow him whole-body interactions. Body is his true medium. He pioneers a hybrid technique which combines oil and acrylic with cement, pure colour pigments and gesso, so that the canvases themselves become a fully tactile experience. When it comes to drawing lines, he even tries to avoid brushes; he’d rather use oil sticks and pastels, as if wanting to radiate – or channel – colours directly from his hands.
Aurinko’s theme is an ambiguous combination of warm childhood memories and ugliness at the same time. His paintings present a suspenseful dialogue between beauty and distortion, unity and discordance. Aurinko loves movement and music; to him distortion doesn’t mean absence of rhythm. From a strictly compositional perspective, he plays with the opposites just like a free-jazz musician would: he pushes harmonies to their limit and enjoys the sense of danger which erupts on the border of dissonance.
Abstract painting consciously distances itself from the representation of the visible world, and it becomes a space for imaginary mediations, reflections and doublings. Encompassing distance is the key to contradiction. That’s why there is no better place for contradiction than abstract art. Ugliness can coexist with beauty, heaviness with lightness.
Text: Marta Cassina / Jarilager Gallery
Wormser Strasse 23
Elsa Salonen – Abundance
Finnish Painter Elsa Salonen participates in the exhibition Abundance, the 45th Tendencies Biennial for Nordic contemporary crafts
The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Gallery F 15 and Ki Nurmenniemi, a Helsinki-based art curator, art writer, and doctoral researcher in interdisciplinary sustainability science. The 45th Tendencies Biennial embraces abundance, a way of perceiving the world that cherishes the plurality of lifeforms, relationships, and stories. Abundance is both a conceptual framework for sparking cultural change and an aesthetic approach that celebrates layeredness and boasts all the colours of the rainbow. The broader cultural context for the exhibition is the need to reshape values in the era of climate breakdown and ecological collapses. True sustainability cannot be achieved through preservation only; it also calls for transformations and the mindful reinvention of traditions.
Abundance features newly created artworks by 14 artists living and working across the Nordic countries and the Sápmi region. Through varied conceptual starting points and a broad range of materials and techniques, their artworks make tangible the invisible natural phenomena and delicate co-dependencies that weave the webs of life on our planet. Many of the featured artistic approaches reach beyond westernized aesthetic conventions and ways of understanding. The overarching question that the exhibition addresses is How do contemporary art and crafts practices converge to create more meaningful, livable and lovable worlds?
The Artists taking part on this edition of Tendenser are:
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (Norway) Ask Bjørlo (Norway) Hanne Friis (Norway) Ellen Grieg (Norway) Sasha Huber (Finland/Switzerland) Kristin Larsson (Sweden) Kim Laybourn (Norway/Denmark) Germain Ngoma (Norway) Outi Pieski, Biret & Gáddjá Haarla Pieski (Sápmi) Pearla Pigao (Norway) Elsa Salonen (Germany/Finland) Anna Ting Möller (China/Sweden) Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (Iceland) Man Yau (Finland)
For nearly 50 years, Tendencies has been one of the leading platforms for contemporary crafts in the Nordic region. The biennial was first presented as an annual exhibition in 1971 at Galleri F 15 in Moss, Norway. Since then, the exhibition has expanded from its initial focus on Norwegian contemporary crafts to incorporating trends from across the Nordic countries. The 45th Tendencies exhibition and the adjacent symposium, both entitled Abundance, are organised in partnership with Norwegian Crafts and The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO). The Abundance symposium is generously supported by The Nordic Culture Fund and Kunsthåndverkernes fond (The craft fund, by the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts).
Katja Tukiainen – The Name of the Colour is the GIRL
Katja Tukiainen’s solo exhibition at Galleria Snow consists of oil paintings, watercolor paintings, and small glazed ceramics. Katja gained recognition for her pink girl paintings and comics already at the end of the 1990’s. The girls in her paintings are both innocent and sassy, and she wants to create places of open-minded humanity with her works. Her paintings and installations have been regularly exhibited outside of Finland, but this is her first solo exhibition in Berlin.
“The title of my exhibition is The Name of the Colour is the GIRL. I have dealt with the meaning of the word “girl” and the symbolism of pink tones in my exhibitions since the 90s.
My doctoral thesis for Fine Arts at the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts is titled The Girl Army – Narrative Painting in Space. My research, conducted by painting and writing, was completed in 2022. Girl is not a swear word, not all girls are pink, and rose is a different color than pink.
My first solo exhibition in Berlin is not only about color and girls. It is also about landscape and idleness. Painting the exhibition is a process of reflection, change, and thoughts running wild on the canvas.” – Katja Tukiainen
Sirkku Rosi – Veck
The Exhibition at Finlandsinstitutets gallery in Stockholm consists of watercolors and hair sculptures where the lightness of the materials is combined with the skin, flesh, internal organs, and folding bodies. The skin is a leaky boundary between the person and the environment. Fluids circulate, the human body merges with the earth, carbon dioxide moves, and something grows from friction. The beginning of a small thicket emerges from the folds.
Sirkku Rosi works with watercolors based on bodily experience. She is interested in the shared nature of being between everything cellular and the knowledge of the flesh. In Rosi’s works, the twisting curves of the intestines are maps to the garden, and the organs penetrating through the skin are compared to stones polished by time.
Raisa Raekallio and Misha del Val – Uncertain Tomorrow
Raisa Raekallio and Misha del Val are part of a collaborative network, “Uncertain Tomorrow”, formed by creative practitioners and institutions, exploring alternative ways of networking, exhibiting, and sharing ideas and resources.
As a result of the network’s ongoing dialogue, they have organised two exhibitions this year:
Uncertain Tomorrow, Espacio Marzana, BilbaoArte, Auditorium Guggenheim Museum, MEM Exhibition Hall, Bilbao, Spain. 7th-13th November.
And earlier this year, an exhibition in London, UK: Filet Art Space. 16th-19th June.
Uncertain Tomorrow aims to develop decentralised, international, creative networks, initiate dialogue between institutions and individuals, and generate new alliances & friendships that expand over time. The starting points for the discussion are social and economic precarity and the need to find ways of thriving through major societal changes.
Lotta Ingman – Force and Matter
Force and Matter – Paintings by Lotta Ingman
A book presentation at Mz.* Baltazar’s Laboratory, with a talk by Stephen Zepke.
Event between 18:00-21:00.
Stephen Zepke’s talk begins at 19:00.
Stephen Zepke’s reading of Lotta Ingman’s paintings is a sensitive and thoughtful analysis of what contemporary painting is today. With careful observations and elaborate lines of thought, philosopher Stephen Zepke introduces the reader to Ingman’s both playful and serious research into abstract painting. A research that in Zepke’s words “strives to offer the spectator an aesthetic experience that transcends both the corporeal and conceptual dimension, enabling the painting to retain its enigmatic openness of meaning.”
Artist is present at the event and she will also show works. Book is for sale during the event. 25€ (cash)
Lotta Ingman is an artist living in Finland. She studied at Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts, followed by further studies in France and Denmark. Ingman’s work has featured in solo and group exhibitions both in Finland and internationally.Ingman’s work is found in numerous collections including the Wihuri Art Collection, Pro Artibus and the Finnish State Art Deposit Collection.
Stephen Zepke is an independent researcher living in Vienna. His recent books are: Hacia un “nuevo” nuevo brutalismo. Encuentros con los Jardines de Robin Hood. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2022; Head in the Stars, Essays on Science Fiction. Multimedijaini institut, 2020; La Sensación Más Allá de Los Límites, Ensayos sobre arte y política. Javeriana University Press, 2019; Sublime Art, Towards an Aesthetics of the Future. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Mz*Baltazar’s Lab aims at generating a culture of fearless making! An environment that fosters creativity, activism and provocative thinking! “We try to build an accessible, inclusive, open, safer and radical space, from which to evolve as people and as community. Open Source Technology is at the root of our philosophy, it enables us to share and collaborate without restrictions.We need this space to experiment with things as gender, hardware or our selves.”
4.11. – 17.12.2022
Hemmo Siponen and Anna Retulainen – Hidden Treasures
Finnish Painters Hemmo Siponen and Anna Retulainen take part in the group show Hidden Treasures at SCHWARZ CONTEMPORARY in Berlin.
This German-Finnish exhibition shows works by six artists based in Helsinki: Heidi Lampenius, Iisa Maaranen, Anna Retulainen, Kerttu Saali, Hemmo Siponen, and Aki Turunen, together with works of their Berlin-based colleagues Lutz Braun and Janne Räisänen.
Works by the internationally established artists Lutz Braun, Heidi Lampenius, Janne Räisänen, Anna Retulainen, and Aki Turunen are presented alongside works by the young painters Iisa Maaranen, Kerttu Saali, and Hemmo Siponen. It is thanks to the Finnish
curator Mikaela Lostedt that these three young artists, who have never before exhibited in Germany, are part of this exhibition. The ‘hidden treasures’ were brought to Berlin with the generous support of the Finnland-Institut in Germany and Frame Finland.
Satu Rautiainen – Nordic Painting 2022
Finnish Painter Satu Rautiainen is presented at the Nordic Painting 2022 exhibition at Nordic Culturpoint in Suomenlinna, Helsinki.
Nordic Painting is a three-year collaborative project (2022–2024) between Nordic Culture Point in Helsinki and the Finnish Painters’ Union (TML). Within the framework of Nordic Painting, an exhibition collaboration is carried out each year, together with a third party from another Nordic country. In 2022, it is Norway and the Association of Norwegian Painters (LNM) who act as partners. This year’s exhibition is divided into two parts and takes place partly in the Finnish Painters’ Union’s gallery in central Helsinki and partly in Nordic Culture Point’s historic premises in Suomenlinna.
The artists participating in Nordic Painting 2022 are Satu Rautiainen (FI) and Espen Brændsrød (NO) at Nordic Culture Point, and Meri Toivanen (FI) and Ingrid Toogood (NO) at tm•gallery.
Nordic Culture Point is one of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ cultural institutions and its purpose is to initiate and support pan-Nordic art and cultural projects, as well as contribute to increased knowledge of Nordic contemporary art and culture both in Finland and in the rest of the Nordic Region. In the project Nordic Painting, Nordic Culture Point acts as a sponsor for the costs of the Nordic guest artists’ participation in the exhibitions.
Nordic Culture Point, Suomenlinna B28, Helsinki, Finland
tm•gallery, Erottajankatu 9B, Helsinki, Finland
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20.–22.10.2022, 2.12.2022, 15.1.2023, 8.–12.3.2023, 14.–26.3.2023
Hannaleena Heiska – Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis, an experimental film by the Finnish Painter Hannaleena Heiska, takes part in several international film festivals in Canada, Finland, Norway, Serbia, and Mexico.
What happens when the audience and staff have left the exhibition hall, and the art begins to live its own life? The work suggests indulging in a viewing experience and being guided by a non-verbal narration.
Metamorphosis is an experimental short film shot on 16 mm black and white film that combines painting and contemporary ballet. The film is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between visual artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. It was shot in the empty exhibition hall of the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA.
Experimental Film Guanajuato (MX) 20.–22.10.2022
Kinoskop – International festival of analog experi mental cinema, Belgrade (RS) 2.12.2022
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim (NO) 15.1.2023
The International Festival of Films on Art FIFA, Montréal (CA) 8–12.3.2023
Tampere Film Festival (FI) 14.–26.3.2023
Hannaleena HeiskaThe International Festival of Films on Art FIFA Tampere Film Festival Minimalen Short Film Festival Kinoskop - International festival of analog experimental cinemaExperimental Film GuanajuatoExcerpt of the film Metamorphosis at the website of the Centre for Finnish Media Art
Raisa Raekallio & Misha del Val, Stiina Saaristo and Hanna Kanto – Navigating North
The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection is one of Finland’s most prestigious collections of contemporary art. It was donated to the City of Rovaniemi in 1983, and it is deposited at Rovaniemi Art Museum. This exhibition presents a selection of artworks from the Wihuri Foundation Collection chosen by Kiasma’s curators.
The exhibition looks north, featuring numerous artists who either come from northern Finland or reside there, highlighting themes related to the natural environment and local communities. One of its primary thematic concerns is the relationship between humans and nature. It portrays how nature is a source of life and strength, but also an object of control and exploitation upon which humans have left their imprint.
The exhibition features works by 48 artists, including Finnish Painters Raisa Raekallio and Misha del Val, Stiina Saaristo and Hanna Kanto.
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Jukka Siikala – Unnatural Encounters
Finnish Painter Jukka Siikala participates in the event Unnatural Encounters by Infinity Land Press. Go and meet the artist!
The event will take place on the 1st of October 2022 and will begin with a book sale & art exhibition followed by an evening of readings, screenings, book launches, and performances.
Unnatural Encounters is a gathering of bodies, a confluence of minds, an assemblage of artists – a site within which language, visuals, and music break free of their bonds and then burst forth in an orgy of performance and spectacle. A place and a time in which boundaries dissolve and genres explode. Go and meet the Finnish Painter Jukka Siikala. He is known for his bizarre and wonderful paintings and his photo and video work dealing with the themes of surreal sexuality and sociological perspective on nature and life.
Michael Salerno, Hector Meinhof, Steve Finbow, RJ Dent & Karolina Urbaniak, Audrey Szasz, Martin Bladh, Shane Levene, Thomas Moore, Philip Best, Jukka Siikala, Jack Sargeant, Devin Horan
56 Brook Street
London W1K 5NE
Elina Försti – Paintings and Drawings
Tiina Mielonen – Aineenvaihdunta – Stoffwechsel
Tiina Mielonen takes part in a group exhibition “Aineenvaihdunta – Stoffwechsel” at plan.d. Produzentengalerie in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The exhibition is an exchange project between two galleries – plan.d. in Dusseldorf and Galleria Huuto in Helsinki. “Aineenvaihdunta – Stoffwechsel” has a number of meanings and connotations: it can mean metabolism, but also the exchange of fabrics or material change. It can also be about the artistic approach – processing different thoughts, impressions, and ideas into the production of art. The topic has also encouraged a dialogue between the two galleries since “Stoffwechsel” implies a kind of exchange.
“Aineenvaihdunta – Stoffwechsel
Päivi Allonen, Beata Joutsen, Saija Koponen, Nuutti Koskinen, Tiina Mielonen, Pilvi Ojala, Paula Puoskari, Hanna Saarikoski, Maiju Salmenkivi, Katariina Salmijärvi, Laura Ukkonen and Marja Viitahuhta.
plan.d. produzentengalerie e.V.
Heikki Marila, Eeva Peura and Marianna Uutinen – The Armory Show 2022
Finnish Painters Heikki Marila, Eeva Peura and Marianna Uutinen are presented by Galerie Forsblom at the Armory Show 2022 in New York.
The gallery is proud to show works by established Nordic and international artists such as Stephan Balkenhol, Anna Fasshauer, Peter Halley, Jacob Hashimoto, Emma Helle, Heikki Marila, Marika Mäkelä, Secundino Hernández, Emanuel Seitz, Kim Simonsson, Eeva Peura and Marianna Uutinen.
The Armory Show
Javits Center – Crystal Palace
429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 1000
Sami Havia – Estranged
Massey Klein Gallery presents Estranged, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Sami Havia. The exhibition will be on view from September 2nd through October 8th. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 4-7pm. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Sami Havia’s works explore the relationship between the abstract and figurative with a focus on light and observation. Surrealist in nature, Havia’s paintings are accidental yet deliberate. The seven new paintings and nine drawings presented in Estranged are pictorial representations of Havia’s phantasmagorical observations rooted in reality. Each painting is a mutation of the artist’s pictorial mind map, imagination, and subconscious. Some paintings contain figurative elements shrouded in absurd and abstract environmental elements, while others present identifiable human figures, absorbed into landscapes and escaping reality with an accentuated playfulness.
Massey Klein Gallery, 124 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002
Eeva Peura – CHART ART FAIR 2022
Eeva Peura is presented by Galerie Forsblom at the CHART 2022 in Copengagen. Galerie Forsblom spotlights four Finnish artists: Emma Helle, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Eeva Peura, and Kim Simonsson. All four represent different media – Helle ceramics, Kaikkonen textile art, Peura painting, and Simonsson ceramics with a nylon fiber coating. Their featured works cover a diverse spectrum, yet there are visible synergies and kinships between them, such as boundless curiosity in exploring what it means to be human, whether through the lens of history, social practice, or fantasy.
CHART 2022, booth 4
Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark
Anna Tuori – CHART ART FAIR 2022
In CHART 2022, Galerie Anhava presents new paintings by Anna Tuori alongside video work and a wall mural by Jani Ruscica. The artists have worked collaboratively in the production of this site-specific presentation which will be exhibited for the first time at this year’s CHART.
Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark
Elsa Salonen – BODIES OF WATER
In BODIES OF WATER three artists (Hannelore Nenning, Enar de Dios Rodríguez and Elsa Salonen, curated by Petra Poelz) are investigating the current condition of water landscapes from an activist, animistic and geopolitical perspective. A plea to relinquish the idea of any clear separability between humankind and nature.
BODIES OF WATER, Trio Exhibition
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Joel Slotte – ARS22
Finnish Painter Joel Slotte participates in the ARS22 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland.
ARS22 presents some of the most compelling artists and art of the day, and we are happy to tell that Joel Slotte, one of the 50 artists on our finnishpainters website, is part of this major exhibition. ARS22 is the tenth instalment in the series of major international contemporary art exhibitions originally launched in 1961. Over the decades, the ARS exhibitions have presented the public with the latest trends in contemporary art. Art has the power to investigate society and present alternative interpretations of our shared world. Works featured in ARS22 explore the everyday lives and dreams of individuals and communities.
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma