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Camilla Vuorenmaa has brought her work 𝘙𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘯𝘥, created with UV paints on carved wood, to Mäntän kuvataideviikot / Mänttä Art Festival. Finland's biggest contemporary art summer exhibition is organised this year with the theme 'The Human Era'. With more than 50 artists, the exhibition discusses what happens when humans control the land and natural resources. The Exhibition, curated by Marja Helander is on view until September 1 in the center of the city of Mänttä.
Kati Immonen is one of the 13 artists invited to this year's summer exhibition at Art Center Purnu. The theme of this year's exhibition is Lumous (Enchantment), and it deals with themes of enchantment, ecstasy, and utopia. On view is a variety of different art forms; drawings, paintings, installations, sculpture, video art... Kati Immonen has brought new works on paper to the exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Eerika Malkki and Jari Granholm, is on view till August 11 in the beautiful location surrounded by nature.
Helsinki Contemporary wishes you a relaxing summer! The gallery is closed from July 8 to August 8. We welcome you to the gallery Showroom by appointment during the summer break. You can also get to know the works in our sales collection on our website or by downloading the mobile app ARTAP by Helsinki Contemporary, that allows you to try art digitally on your own wall. Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/ During the summer break you can follow the gallery artists' goings-on on our social media channels. Rauha Mäkilä: Spoon Me Baby, 2016 Photo: Jussi Tiainen Welcome to kick off the Autumn season at Helsinki Contemporary with the opening of Eeva-Riitta Eerola's exhibition on August 8.
The group exhibition 𝘍𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘺 invites you to come in, take a seat, examine and immerse yourself in the experience for a few more days, till Sunday, July 7. The exhibition, made possible by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York through its MOBIUS Fellowship Program and Helsinki Contemporary through its Guest Curator Program centers around newly commissioned works by Madelien Hollander, Pearla Pigao, and Hans Rosenström. Curated by Amanda Schmitt, the exhibition asks us whether technological immortality can replace biological mortality. Are humans choreographing a future integrated with machine, or are the machines choreographing us? https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny Helsinki Contemporary will close its doors for a summer break after the exhibition, and opens again on Thursday, August 8, for the opening of Eeva-Riitta Eerola's exhibition.
Art critic Helen Korpak writes in Hbl - Hufvudstadsbladet about the exhibition Future Delay, on view at Helsinki Contemporary for the last week, till July 7: "For those who have not previously experienced Rosenström's impressive sound works, Suusta suuhun is a great experience, while Pigao's singing metallic weaves are an experience one might well remember even after a decade. Provided that the machines have not taken over by then." More about the exhibition, curated by Amanda Schmitt and realized in collaboration with Finnish Cultural Institute in New York: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny Welcome!
Hannaleena Heiska is one of the 29 artists invited to participate in the 10th edition of Momentum biennale, on view in Moss, Norway till October 9. Curated by Marti Mane, Momentum10, 'The Emotional Exhibition' is a hybrid exhibition that mixes new artworks with works that were developed and shown in previous editions. Heiska's works were previously seen in Momentum ten years ago. https://punkto.no/exhibitions_momentum/momentum-10-the-emotional-exhibition/?lang=en
The group exhibition Future Delay is on view at Helsinki Contemporary till Sunday, July 7. The visitor is invited to sit upon one of the three chairs in the rear space of the gallery, that together comprise 'Suusta Suuhun' (Mouth to Mouth), a binaural sonic installation conceived by Hans Rosenström. When the visitor consents to participate (by taking a seat and putting on a pair of headphones), a signal box is triggered and an audio track begins. Through a short narrative using a specific binaural recording technique, one that mimics human hearing, the soundscape shapes an encounter that positions the viewer within the artwork, making the viewers’ presence –and their body– an integral part of the work. Balancing between a private, intimate experience and a shared, inter-subjective situation, the work reflects on questions regarding the self and its relation to others. The sonic illusions composed by Rosenström test the restrained limits of our perception, prompting us to confront our concept of reality and creating space to posit new interpretations of time, space, and communication. Future Delay is curated by Amanda Schmitt and made possible by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York through its MOBIUS Fellowship Program and Helsinki Contemporary through its Guest Curator Program. Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny
Helsinki Contemporary will be closed on Midsummer, June 21 to June 24. Tomorrow, Thursday June 20, the Gallery is open according to normal hours. Welcome to experience the group exhibition 'Future Delay' until July 7. 'Future Delay', curated by Amanda Schmitt, is made possible by Finnish Cultural Institute in New York through its MOBIUS Fellowship Program and Helsinki Contemporary through its Guest Curator Program. The exhibition centers around newly commissioned works by Madeline Hollander, Pearla Pigao, and Hans Rosenström, and asks us whether technological immortality can replace biological mortality. What would future delay appear as, and how would interference and synchrony between transmission and reception in both organic and technological beings manifest? Are humans choreographing a future integrated with machine, or are the machines choreographing us? Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny All the performances of Madeline Hollander's work 'Future Delay' have now been seen. You can watch excerpts of the work on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR6s8IAF75A&t=7s
Future Delay 7.6.–7.7.2019 https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Hans Rosenström's most extensive museum solo so far, NO LAND IS AN ISLAND is now open at KUNTSIn modernin taiteen museo in Vaasa, and runs through October 6. The exhibition includes works from the past ten years, with a focus on more recent and reimagined earlier works. The intimate works invite the viewer to heighten their senses and open up to presence in different places and situations. In addition to sound installations, video works, photographs and fotograms are also on view at Kuntsi. The works are connected by the idea of interaction, the notion that we live intertwined with our surroundings – to the entity that shapes us, just as we ourselves affect all that surrounds us. You can experience Rosenström's new work Suusta suuhun at Helsinki Contemporary till July 7, as part of the group exhibition Future Delay: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny
Tuomas A. Laitinen's exhibition 'Habitat Cascade' is now open in Turku, at Wäinö Aaltosen museo (WAM)), and runs through August 25! The exhibition Habitat Cascade is a new installation environment by artist Tuomas A. Laitinen, carrying on his research into multispecies cohabitation. The ecological term habitat cascade refers to the shaping of habitats by one species creating the living conditions of another in a mediated fashion. The work displayed at WAM is concerned with the indirect interaction of species and artworks, or with the attempt to generate the conditions for such an interaction to take place. 'Habitat Cascade' is the second exhibition of WAMx, an international exhibition series launched at WAM that will invite an international expert every year to plan the exhibition program together with the museum.
Two days left of VOLTA Art Fair in Basel! You can see Sanna Kannisto's photographic and video works at Helsinki Contemporary's booth A5. The video shows the setting of one of the photographic works displayed at the fair, 'Papilio machaon' from 2017. Kannisto’s artistic approach is typified by the method she uses to separate the animal from its original context by constructing the shooting situation in a field studio and thus setting up the subject of the shoot for inspection in an artificial environment. You can preview all the works at our booth on the gallery's Artsy-page: https://www.artsy.net/show/helsinki-contemporary-helsinki-contemporary-at-volta14-basel-2019
Art critic Sini Mononen writes about the group exhibition 'Future Delay' in HS – Helsingin Sanomat: "The name of the exhibition, Future Delay, could refer to a utopia, where death is pushed aside for a moment to stop at the world of possibilities. All the works in the exhibition address communication and technology in their own way. They either drive the viewer to participate, sense the world of mechanics, or observe different ways of communicating." The exhibition, curated by Amanda Schmitt, consisting of works from Madeline Hollander, Pearla Pigao and Hans Rosenström, is on view at Helsinki Contemporary till July 7. Madeline Hollander's performance ' Future Delay' will next be seen at Helsinki Contemporary tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, at 4–6 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, at 2–4 pm. Performed by Karin Bergman, Nadja Pärssinen and Kärdo Shiwan, original score by Jonathan Mandabach. The performance will be looping continuously during scheduled hours.
Helsinki Contemporary will be closed all day on Wednesday 12.6. Welcome again on Thursday, 13.6., to experience the group exhibition 'Future Delay', and Madeline Hollander's performance! The performance will loop continuously from 4 pm to 6 pm. The exhibition, curated by Amanda Schmitt and realized in collaboration by Helsinki Contemporary through the HC Guest Curator program and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York through their MOBIUS Fellowship program, centers around newly commissioned works by Madeline Hollander, Pearla Pigao, and Hans Rosenström. Madeline Hollander has worked in tandem with local dancers to present a choreographic performance that will take place in the gallery on three more occasions. Pearla Pigao presents a sonic sculpture that reacts to the movements of the visitors to the gallery, inviting the viewers to participate. Hans Rosenström presents a site-specific multi-channel, binaural sonic installation. Future Delay departs from the work of media pioneers and theoreticians Paul Ryan and Erkki Kurenniemi who dedicated their careers to exploring cybernetics and positing the future potential of technological immortality, mobilizing their experiments through the work of three contemporary artists. The exhibition is on view till July 7. You can read more about the exhibition and its artists on our website: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny Hans Rosenström: Suusta suuhun, 2019 Photo: Jussi Tiainen
It's a wrap on the first day of VOLTA Art Fair Basel! Welcome to visit Helsinki Contemporary at booth A5 again tomorrow at 10 am! We are proud to show a solo of Sanna Kannisto's recent photographic and video works at the fair. You can preview our booth on VOLTA's website: https://voltashow.com/exhibitors-2019/listing/helsinki-contemporary/helsinki-contemporary/ or on our Artsy page: https://www.artsy.net/show/helsinki-contemporary-helsinki-contemporary-at-volta14-basel-2019 Sanna Kannisto: Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, 2019 | Sylvia communis, 2019
MTV vieraili Berliinin Haus am Lützowplatzissa viime viikolla avautuneessa Mostly Happy - Finnish Art Today -näyttelyssä, joka tuo esiin suomalaisen nykytaiteen monimuotoisuutta ja avaa suomalaisuutta myös kiiltokuvaa kyseenalaistaen. Hannaleena Heiska on yksi kymmenestä näyttelyn taiteilijasta. Yhteistyössä Finnland-Institut in Deutschlandin kanssa toteutettu näyttely on avoinna 11.8. asti. Katso uutinen kohdasta 7.39 min!
Madeline Hollander rehearsing dancers for the Future Delay performance H-hour - come and join us at anytime at 2-4pm today! ”Technology today promises a stare into the abyss of death but with a happy ending. The exhibition asks us whether technological immortality can replace biological mortality. What would future delay appear as, and how would interference and synchrony between transmission and reception in both organic and technological beings manifest? Are humans choreographing a future integrated with machine, or are the machines choreographing us?”
Helsinki Contemporary is glad to present at VOLTA Art Fair a solo show of Sanna Kannisto, consisting of recent photographic works and a video installation. VOLTA Basel will celebrate its public opening on Monday, June 10, and continue till June 15. See you at booth A05! You can preview our booth on VOLTA's website: https://voltashow.com/exhibitors-2019/listing/helsinki-contemporary/helsinki-contemporary/ Kannisto's unique artistic approach is typified by the method she uses to separate the animal from its original context by constructing the shooting situation in a field studio and thus setting up the subject of the shoot for inspection in an artificial environment. Observation is central to the process and to the final works: Kannisto actively studies the bird and the bird simultaneously looks back. Kannisto does not simply show beauty, but sees it as a force and a means of persuasion – if something can influence emotions, it can also change people’s behaviour.
Welcome to an Artist Talk with the curator and artists of the exhibition 'Future Delay' on Saturday, June 8, at 1 pm. 'Future Delay', a performance by Madeline Hollander will follow the discussion. Madeline Hollander's performance will be seen after the discussion. The exhibition, realized in collaboration with Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, centers around newly commissioned works by Madeline Hollander, Pearla Pigao, and Hans Rosenström. 'Future Dela'y departs from the work of media pioneers and theoreticians Paul Ryan and Erkki Kurenniemi who dedicated their careers to exploring cybernetics and positing the future potential of technological immortality, mobilizing their experiments through the work of three contemporary artists. Technology today promises a stare into the abyss of death but with a happy ending. The exhibition asks us whether technological immortality can replace biological mortality. What would future delay appear as, and how would interference and synchrony between transmission and reception in both organic and technological beings manifest? Are humans choreographing a future integrated with machine, or are the machines choreographing us?
Future Delay 7.6.–7.7.2019 https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/future-delay-guest-curator-amanda-schmitt-fciny Photo: Jussi Tiainen
The exhibition 'Mostly Happy – Finnish Art Today' opens tonight at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin. Hannaleena Heiska is one of the ten artists in the exhibition, who allow an insight into the diversity and the quality of Finnish contemporary art. On one hand, their works are connected to the codes and discourses of the global art world. On the other hand, one can identifiy country-specific references to the history, society and most of all to the nature of the country. https://www.hal-berlin.de/ausstellung/finnish-art-today/
Ville Löppönen's exhibition 'Interventions' is on for the last week at Helsinki Contemporary, untill Sunday, June 2! The Gallery is open on Thursday, May 30.5. from 11 am to 3 pm. Welcome! Löppönen's incadescent exhibition brings out and awakens in viewers an experience easily forgotten in today’s tempo, of the importance and beauty of our own everyday lives. "It’s about a dialogue, and how that grows and progresses as changes occur. A photograph of a person or persons is the starting point for a journey and viewing that only becomes present through the instrument. I return to that slow look again. Painting, as an action, can accelerate, but the gaze should slow down. With children and family, the gaze has slowed down, and this is probably the case with the self-portrait too." Read more about the exhibition: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/interventions
Planning a weekend trip? Here's something not to miss this summer if in Finland: Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale! Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen takes part in the biennale with a version of the multifaceted installation Dossier of Osmosis, originally commissioned for the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018). He works with moving image, sound, light, glass, chemical and microbial processes, as well as artificial intelligences to explore the entanglements of human and more-than-human coexistence. The biennale is curated by Jasper Morrison, Anniina Koivu and Jenni Nurmenniemi.
Emma Ainala’s exhibition ’Dear Ambiguity’ opened today for the public at Jyväskylä Art Museum. The show consists of Ainala’s paintings from 2016-2019 - of which the newest ones have been made with the museum exhibition in mind. Emma Ainala offers a view into a world in which young women play the main role. The women perform as if on stage with an array of draped fabrics and an abundance of goods, or surrounded by water and luscious nature. Their regard is focused on the viewer or just beyond, the faces might have more than two eyes, looking through a mask. Their bodies are twisted into many positions – one woman stands on her head, another stretches like an acrobat and a third sits in lotus position. Who are these woman, and in which mythology do they live? The exhibition is open from 24th May to 8th September.
Sanna Kannisto’s solo exhibition, Observing Eye, on view at Helsinki Contemporary from April 5 to may 5, 2019, consists of photographic and video works created over the last three years. Kannisto’s trademark bird pictures are now accompanied by video works and photograph collages that shed new light on the background to her working process and, for example, on ecological issues.

Kannisto’s artistic approach is typified by the method she uses to separate the animal from its original context by constructing the shooting situation in a field studio and thus setting up the subject of the shoot for inspection in an artificial environment. Observation is central to the process and to the final works: Kannisto actively studies the bird and the bird simultaneously looks back. This interaction is repeated in the exhibition space, where the works bring viewers unusually close to birds that we perhaps ordinarily only hear through a distant song.

Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/observing-eye
Olli Piippo’s solo exhibition Eight Notes on Oceanic Feeling will be held in Helsinki Contemporary on 4–27 May.

His new works approach the so-called oceanic feeling, which has been described as unity with the universe, and experiences of it through painting. A series of large, dark-coloured paintings bearing the name of the exhibition Eight Notes on Oceanic Feeling have been made with graphite on a black background.
 
“Rendered through the painting process, Oceanic Feeling is a moving state, a feeling that a wave is rolling over you, or merging into the background. In the same way the painting is either losing its form or the form is just rising to the surface.”
 
Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/eight-notes-on-oceanic-feeling
Artist Miikka Vaskola's solo exhibition Beyond at Helsinki Contemporary 9 Feb–4 March 2018.

Vaskola’s art questions the way that images are viewed and considers ways of depicting people more diversely through painting. The portrait series 'Oneself as Another' presents of the subject more than catches the eye. The nocturnal landscape paintings in the series 'Night Sky' reflect the inevitable inaccessibility of the sky. The paintings present everything and nothing at the same time, leading the viewer near and far.

"Perhaps I am trying to paint the answer,” Vaskola says.

Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/beyond
Maiju Salmenkivi working on the installation piece for Happy Garden, solo exhibition on display at Helsinki Contemporary 3 November – 3 December, 2017.

Read about the exhibition: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/happy-garden
Marcus Eek talks about the new direction in his painting. The exhibition Tapetenwechsel is now on display in Helsinki Contemporary.

Read about the exhibition: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/tapetenwechsel
Eeva-Riitta Eerola talks about her artistic work and the exhibition Senses of the Other at Helsinki Contemporary.
Kati Immonen kertoo työskentelystään, sekä tulevasta Flora-näyttelystään Helsinki Contemporarylla.

Kati Immonen talks about her work and her upcoming exhibition Flora.
Jukka Rusasen näyttely Setting avoinna Bulevardi 10:ssä 13.1.–5.2. sekä verkkogalleriassa 13.1.alkaen. https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/setting

Jukka Rusanen’s exhibition Setting runs 13 Jan – 5 Feb at Bulevardi 10, Helsinki and in the web gallery from 13 Jan on. https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/setting
Heidi Lampenius kertoo työskentelystään sekä Supernatural-näyttelystään. Näyttely on avoinna Helsinki Contemporaryssa 18.12. asti. Lue lisää: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/supernatural

Heidi Lampenius talks about her work and exhibition Supernatural. The exhbiition is open until 18 Dec in Helsinki Contemporary. Read more: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/supernatural
Ville Löppönen kertoo työskentelystään. Rukouksia näyttely on esillä Helsinki Contemporaryssa 28.10.–20.11.2016.

Ville Löppönen shares some thoughts about his work (in Finnish). His exhibition Contemplation is on display at Helsinki Contemporary 28 Oct through 20 Nov 2016.
Have you ever thought how a work of art in an exhibition feels when you view it?
Jukka Korkeila's new exhibition Sans Souci at Helsinki Contemporary.

More about the exhibition: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/sans-souci
Jukka Korkeila: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/artist/jukka-korkeila
Lukas Göthman tells about his work in an interview made in connection to the Guilty Pleasure duo exhibition with Olli Piippo at Helsinki Contemporary 5.–28.8.2016.
Emma Ainala kertoo näyttelystään Sensual World, joka on esillä Helsinki Contemporaryssa 8.4.–30.4.2016.

Emma Ainala talks about her exhibition Sensual World at Helsinki Contemporary April 8–30, 2016.
The easiest way to discover art at home. View art digitally on your own wall. Get ARTAP by Helsinki Contemporary. For further information, visti: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/introducing/artap.
The easiest way to discover art at home. View art digitally on your own wall. Get ARTAP by Helsinki Contemporary. For furher information, visit: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/introducing/artap.
Henry Wuorila-Stenberg kertoo uudesta näyttelystään Helsinki Contemporaryssa.
Janne Räisänen kertoo työskentelystään ja teoksista näyttelyssään ’Käy peremmälle. Ota vaatteet pois.’ Näyttely on avoinna Helsinki Contemporaryssa 8.—31.1.2016.

Janne Räisänen talks about his artistic practice and works included in the exhibition ’Käy peremmälle. Ota vaatteet pois.’ The exhibition is open 8th—31st of Jan 2016 at Helsinki Contemporary.
Miikka Vaskola kertoo työskentelystään uuden näyttelynsä Remembering Forwards parissa. Näyttely on avoinna Helsinki Contemporaryssa 30.10.–22.11.2015.
Kävimme tutustumassa Sanna Kanniston työskentelyyn Hangon lintuasemalla. Kanniston näyttely Local Vernacular on esillä gallerialla 2.10.-25.10.2015. Videotuotanto: Ilkka Rautio / Tarasow Films Oy.

Lue lisää näyttelystä ja taiteilijasta: https://helsinkicontemporary.com/exhibition/local-vernacular
Rauha Mäkilä shares some thoughts on her new exhibition Harmony at Helsinki Contemporary.
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