Exhibitions

AXEL HAARTMAN – ALI MUNSTERHJELM – SANTERI SALOKIVI
14 Sep 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Axel Haartman, Ali Munsterhjelm and Santeri Salokivi were not just fellow artists, but also leading figures of impressionism and post-impressionism based colour painting in Turku in the early 1900’s. In accordance with their Parisian teachings, the artists would capture the surroundings without forgetting the social aspects of reality. Munsterhjelm specialised in landscapes and urban art, particularly perspectives of the River Aura, while Haartman focused on still lifes, interiors, human portraiture and landscapes. Of the trio, Salokivi’s favourites were portraits, as well as city landscapes. Rear further

UPCOMING: FOUR ELEMENTS
23 November 2018 –

The new collection exhibition sets loose the classical four elements of earth, water, fire and air in a hanging that juxtaposes classic works from the collection with new acquisitions. The title of the exhibition Four Elements is a reference to the ancient Greek theory of the structure of the universe. The theory survived as a starting point for European scientific thinking up to the beginning of the modern age. Today the theory has been replaced by the atomic theory, yet earth, air, fire and water remain fundamental ideas in our everyday conception of the world. The opposites that attach to their qualities – hot and cold, dry and humid – correspond to our immediate, bodily experience of the world. Four Elements presents an opportunity to see how artists over the centuries have conceived of the relationship between humanity and the elements, or physical reality in general. Read further


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JAAKKO NIEMELÄ: NOSTALGIA
14 Sep – 18 Nov 2018

Jaakko Niemelä’s artistic work has since 2012 involved a research project on the theme of seafaring and memories of his father, a sea captain. Nostalgia tells about the breaking and disintegration of large structures, about resignation and longing, destruction, decay and ending. Read further


 

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MIKHAIL KARIKIS: AIN'T GOT NO FEAR
14 Sep – 18 Nov 2018

Ain’t Got No Fear (2016) depicts the growing up of 11–13-year-old boys on Isle of Grain in the industrialised marshlands of South-East England. Couched in the idiom of music videos, the work offers glimpses of a life hovering between childhood and adulthood, shunning authority and adult supervision and dominated by friendship and play. Rear further

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