Opening | Rauha Mäkilä: TARA
17.05.2023 17:00 - 17.05.2023 19:00

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We are thrilled to invite you to the opening of Rauha Mäkilä’s solo exhibition TARA at Helsinki Contemporary on Wednesday, May 17 at 5–7pm.

The artist’s own life and the artworld merge in Rauha Mäkilä’s solo exhibition, TARA, which concludes Helsinki Contemporary’s spring season. Mäkilä’s recent paintings speak about humanity, being an artist and being together. She takes the themes of her works from her own world of experience and living environment, showing how things that are near at hand and mundane have value and are worth painting.

The set of works to be displayed in the gallery in May–June consists of recognisable, relatable moments that depict situations in family life. Of the background to the painting Tara and Momo Mäkilä says: “I thought for a long time about where to start off with a view to working on a solo exhibition. It felt pretentious to forcibly construct an exhibition around something that didn’t feel like it was my own or personally experienced. The urge to remain honest to myself was already strong right at the beginning of the working process.

TARA runs through July 2.

Discover more about the exhibition >>>



Rauha Mäkilä, Tara and Momo, 2022, acrylic and oil on canvas, 160 x 180 cm

Photo: Jussi Tiainen