Welcome to the opening of Lust for Life – Celebrating 15 Years of Helsinki Contemporary group exhibition on Thursday, 8 September at 5–7pm.
The artists of the exhibition are Ville Andersson, Birgir Birgisson, Eeva-Riitta Eerola, Hannaleena Heiska, Jukka Korkeila, Heidi Lampenius, Robert Lucander, Rauha Mäkilä, Roland Persson, Anna Retulainen, Janne Räisänen, Norbert Schwontkowski, Astrid Sylwan, Marianna Uutinen and Miikka Vaskola.
The 15-year-anniversary exhibition Lust for Life – Celebrating 15 Years of Helsinki Contemporary is delightful, insightful, and profound. Curator Mika Hannula compiled a combination of new works and highlights from the gallery’s 15-year journey; he describes the exhibition in the following ways:
‘Lust for Life is about joie de vivre, tuning up, and breakaways; in other words, life at its best. It combines elements that are brand new with passing moments from the past 15 years, joyfully showing what has been and what will be.
Lust for Life is movement, desire, and curiosity to go from a starting point to a destination and back. It is joy at bringing close what feels distant and at gaining distance from what is close. It is also about opening up and turning towards something that does not exist yet, something that we do not recognise but anticipate.’
The exhibition runs through October 9, 2022.