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TYKO SALLINEN

15 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Tyko Sallinen (1879–1955) was a famous forerunner of Finnish modernism and expressionism who is best known for his landscapes and paintings of people, particularly of his first wife, Mirri. Sallinen’s brushstrokes became particularly expressive in the 1910s, when his works Pyykkärit (‘Washerwomen’) and Hihhulit (‘Fanatics’) caused the first controversies in Finnish modernism. The vivacious celebration of colour in those works was later replaced by a more broken, earthy palette, but his idiom remained distinctive, particularly in depictions of people. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

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JOHANNA KETOLA: VALLEY L447
15 Sep – 12 Nov 2017

Valley L447 studies the relationship between nature and culture and is inspired by semiotics, global consumerism with its large-scale spread of cheap products, forest nature and haiku poetry along with its way of depicting the world. It is a place in which natural, unnatural and in between gets mixed. Nature seems to appear as a place that has been penetrated by Fremdkörper (foreign body) – while, on the other hand, the definitions of natural or foreign blur.

NOORA SCHRODERUS: DOG SHOW
17 Nov 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

The dog is a fundamental element of human culture, both past and present. The works in sculptor Noora Schroderus’s Dog Show are made with hair from the artist’s own dogs and from numerous other canine donors.


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MARKO TURUNEN: ADHD-SHEIK
15 Sep – 12 Nov 2017        

ADHD-Sheik (2016) is a portrait of a social outcast, a fundamentally smart and kind-hearted man who is nevertheless a drug addict with a tendency to commit immoral acts and find himself in troublesome situations. Difficulties keep piling up, and not always without Sheik’s own fault. While it may be easy to laugh at the stories, the underlying reality is often far from amusing.

MARJO LEVLIN: DIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL
17 Nov 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Dividual Individual (2017) is an installation about racial biology that investigates the scientific studies and propaganda work that the Florin Commission (today Föreningen Folkhälsan) carried out in Swedish-speaking areas in Finland between 1913 and 1916. Alongside archival material, the installation also includes butterflies as a reference to Finland’s first professor of genetics, Harry Federley, a world-renowned zoologist and lepidopterist who was also a eugenicist and secretary of the Florin Commission.

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