Anna Retulainen's retrospective exhibition Silence has opened at Sara Hildén Art Museum

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Anna Retulainen’s much-awaited solo exhibition Silence continues the presentation of works in the Sara Hildén Foundation Collection. Silence plays a central role in Retulainen’s work. The notion of silence brings the viewer to stop before a work of art and look at it. The artist does not wish to explain her works because painting is the language by which she communicates.

The new works in the exhibition enter into a dialogue with the artist’s earlier oeuvre. The exhibition includes key works from many of the artist’s major series, starting from 2003, when she found her own painterly idiom. The exhibition is organised according to four thematic units: Still Life, The Garden, Encounters, Travels and Remembrance. As well as the paintings, there are drawings on display. The exhibition runs through August 21, 2022.

The Sara Hildén Art Museum has published a richly illustrated exhibition book, including articles by visual arts researcher Juha-Heikki Tihinen and critic Sonja Saarikoski. The book can be purchased at Sara Hildén Art Museum and at Helsinki Contemporary. In addition, a documentary about the artist, filmed by Tina Cavén and Ville Tanttu during 2021, will be shown at the exhibition. Information concerning artist conversation and other public events can be found from Sara Hildén Art Museum's website.

Anna Retulainen's solo exhibition Recollections in colour at Helsinki Contemporary 6.–29.5.2022. 
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