GRETA HÄLLFORS-SIPILÄ & SULHO SIPILÄ

16 September 2022 – 15 January 2023

Greta Hällfors-Sipilä (1899–1974) and Sulho Sipilä (1895–1949) were two exceptionally open-minded artists in Finland in the 1910s. The radical trends in European art at the time disrupted the traditional representative form in visual arts and created a new kind of colour expression. Greta and Sulho were eager to take part in these experiments. The exhibition presents the art and life of the artist couple from the 1910s to the 1950s and consists of around 60 works from different collections. The life of these two strong artistic personalities is also preserved in a number of photographs, holiday greetings from the couple and letters that reflect their fast-paced life together.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with HAM Helsinki Art Museum, and it has been curated by Riitta Ojanperä, PhD, who has also written the book Greta Hällfors-Sipilä and Sulho Sipilä accompanying the exhibition. The exhibition producer at Turku Art Museum is curator Mia Haltia.