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from 25 Nov 2016

During landscape painter Victor Westerholm’s term as the first director of Turku Art Museum 1891–1919, the collections of the museum came to comprise altogether 400 works of art acquired by purchase or as a donation. Many of these works have subsequently become undisputed classics of Finnish art. The new collection exhibition presents highlights from the classics alongside unrealised dreams – works that for some reason never became part of the collection. Read further

ELINA BROTHERUS: WORKS 1998–2015
17 Feb – 21 May 2017

Elina Brotherus is one of the internationally best known Finnish photographers. She lives and works in Finland and France. In her photographs and videos Brotherus explores subjective experiences, the presence and absence of love, and issues of form in art. Much of her work focuses on the relation between the human figure and landscape and the gaze of the artist on her model. This is Brotherus’s first retrospective exhibition. Read further


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JUSSI HARO: RECONSTRUCTION
7 Apr – 21 May 2017

Jussi Haro will graduate from the Turku Art Academy in spring 2017. He has for the past four years been collecting materials for his work from public spaces: broken bicycle locks, empty energy drink cans, right-wing extremist groups’ stickers. Entitled Reconstruction, the work comments on the relations between trust and distrust, the problematics of public space, and dependencies and identity as aspects of collective culture. Read further


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MSL & JAAKKO PALLASVUO: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
7 Apr – 21 May 2017

It’s 1967, 2015, 2515, 10000 AD. Simon and Garfunkel are travelling through time seeking an answer to their growing sadness and anxiety brought by the presence of climate change. Bridge Over Troubled Water (2016) is part of an ongoing collaborative project between the performance collective MSL (Antti Jussila and Jari Kallio) and artist Jaakko Pallasvuo. Read further

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