Exhibitions
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25 Nov 2016 – 4 Nov 2018

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 collection exhibition presents highlights from the classics alongside unrealised dreams – works that for some reason never became part of the collection. Read further


RUT BRYK: THE MAGIC BOX
26 January – 13 May 2018

Rut Bryk (1916–1999) was a Finnish reformer of modern ceramic art whose early, small-scale works are colourful narratives followed by simplified yet sometimes monumental wholes that grow and take over the space. Although many of her works may appear abstract, Bryk never really abandoned the figurative style. Her works are also characterised by a powerful mood, intense sensitivity and an intricacy of detail. The exhibition is produced by EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Read further


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NESTORI SYRJÄLÄ: BIG TOE TECH TRAP
26 Jan –18 Mar 2018

Nestori Syrjälä worked with the support of a scholarship at the Henry Lönnfors Studio from 2015–2017. Syrjälä uses a variety of media from installation to video. The exhibition that concludes his scholarship period examines alternative futures through fitness training, sculpture and symmetry. Read further

 

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TUOMAS ALEKSANDER LAITINEN: DOSSIER OF TENTACULAR
26 Jan –18 Mar 2018

Dossier of Tentacular (2018) is a knotty and tragicomic organism that explores the techniques for information production and dissemination, ecological change, and issues involving neoliberal language. In a stream of images that resemble a notebook, absurd poems generated on the basis of Samuel Beckett’s works by artificial intelligence combine with the extraordinary intelligence of a non-human agent, an octopus. Read further

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