In this exhibitions, a series of photographs around the same theme have been installed in a way that together they form an entire artwork.
Noora herself describes her new work like this:
“Movement takes life forward. In my work I deal with different manifestations of movement within our bodies and minds. I am also interested in the various forms of change around us. My work seeks to provide answers to the question what moves us. I work with video, film, and photography.”
Noora Geagea is an artist who has graduated as Master of Arts from London, and whose works can be seen for instance in the collections of Aine Art Museum, Timo Miettinen’s collection and Finland’s national collection. Last summer some of her photographs were seen in the highly popular Katajainen kansa – Taidetta purkutalossa exhibition in Mäntyharju.
ARTag Galleryn Studio
Exhibition open from September 20th till October 8th, 2017.
Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16
Welcome to the opening party on Tuesday, 19.9. from 5 till 7 p.m.!
Friends of stamps and art have a chance to meet the winner of the Posti Art Award, Jasmin Anoschkin, and the designer of the stamps Paula Salviander. Jasmin will be interviewed every hour, at 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 for about 15 minutes.
Jasmin Anoschkin (b. 1980) is an explosive expressionist who both carves from wood and makes animal themed figures from clay. Her exhibition is carnevalistic, although behind the smile there can be found difficult questions about being different. No-one is perfect, but on the other hand it’s the imperfection that makes even animals human.
The exhibition is open from September 8th till October 1st. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 7th of September for 5 to 7 p.m.!
Tiina Kivinen (b. 1971) is an internationally operating artist, and the only Finn to have won the H.M. Queen Sonja Print Award. The exhibition now being held at ARTag Studio is an introduction to a larger ensemble next summer. In this vast project Kivinen deals with the role of landscape and landscape perception as part of environmental protection.
The roots of nature conservation are in landscape protection. Now that the melting glaciers symbolise the threats of climate change, and forests are referred to as carbon sinks, it is natural to resurface landscape as part of the imagery of environmental protection.
Kivinen has been working on this project both at a plot of forest she owns, as well as in Svalbard.
ARTag Gallery Studio
INVITATION/ Opening on Tuesday 29.8 5-7 p.m. Welcome!
Mikko Paakkonen (b. 1990) has graduated from The Hyvinkää Art School and is now studying for the degree of artist at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. His works are abstract paintings that have strong ties to the tradition of american abstract expressionism while being visually, and due to the selected materials, closer to its later era and the transition towards pop art.
Paakkonen has painted, for example, on canvas treated with concrete and recycled materials. In the artworks, both the physical matter of the paint, as well as the brush strokes are visible to the viewer’s eye. The result is voluptuously layered, and an ensemble very much aware of the different contexts of painting.
Exhibition open from the 5th till the 27th of August at ARTag Gallery Studio. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, August 4th from 5 to 7 p.m.!
Ilona Valkonen´s (b. 1980) paintings are concretely three-dimensional. Their base have been deliberately cut through in a way that it still allows them to stay together. In the final piece the wholes cut into the fabric and the fabric escaping from those wholes, together form a surface that is light and lively. Hanging threads of fabric twist into rolls, some of them hang behind the base, some of them in the front like scaling paint on a wall. The painting is a playful combination of linen, colourful surfaces, the empty and the full. Valkonen´s actual brush work is small gestured. She uses colours scarcely and trusts in subtle variations of tone.
Exhibition open from August 11th till September 3rd.
Opening party on Tursday, August 10th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lightness and finite are combined in Vappu Rossi’s (b. 1976) drawings. They are quick sketches and detailed, finished works of art at the same time. The drawings deal with the representation sex in different eras within the context of art history.
Welcome to the opening party on Tuesday, 20th of June from 17h00 to 19h00! We will also be celebrating in advance the Helsinki Pride event that will be starting on the 26th of June.
The exhibition will be open at ARTag Gallery Studio from June 21st till the 2nd of July.
Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.
Please note that ARTag Gallery will be closed for Midsummer, from the 23rd till 25th of June.
Tapani Kokko has carnivalised the Finnish wood carving art. He has thrown away any expectations of elegance for wood as a material, and simply has fun with it. He doesn’t leave a trace of beautiful wooden surface, but a rough carving trace that he colours when needed. His themes are inspired by the boy culture. He presents the boys’ games right from the sexual awakening to the questioning of the requirements of different roles. He exposes the vulnerability behind the games while laughing at the seriousness with which adulthood is approached.
The exhibition is open from the 2nd of June till the 2nd of July, 2017. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.
Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 1st of June from 17:00 to 19:00!