Dzamil Kamanger (b. 1948, Iran) uses traditional handicraft techniques in his works, but the themes move within current affairs and questions regarding identity and humanity. A central part of his works are the refugees and the feeling of otherness – both experienced through personal history. The aesthetics also play an important role. Both the embroidered and the beaded works are like small treasures.
The exhibition will be open from the 4th till the 27th of November.
Wed-Fri 12h00-18h00, Sat-Sun 12h00-16h00.
Opening party on Thursday, November 3rd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Autiopaikoilla, “Deserted Places”, is an exhibition by Kimmo Hokkanen, that was born while Kimmo was taking the pictures for Johanna Vehkoo´s nonfiction book by the same name.
In the pictures you move both in an abandoned mining town of Kainuu, a Soviet ghost town in Svalbard, as well as a test laboratory in post industrial Detroit.
Many of the pictures tell a story of a post industrial time – a tremendous structural change that affects a big part of the world´s population. Hokkanen and Vehkoo travelled to abandoned placed, ghost towns, places in between and to no-mans-lands in order to really figure out why these places that used to flourish and be important to so many people, are now completely empty.
The book Autiopaikoilla, “Deserted Places”, will be sold at a reduced price in the opening party, and it can be bought from the exhibition during three weeks.
Pasi Soukkala (b. 1963) uses pencil and oil paint chalks to create detailed worlds where familiar animal characters, plants and symbols form a beautiful surface. Often, his works also have a dimension that carries a story. The trace of Soukkala´s drawing is unique and is based on the steady rhythm of the line. Small surfaces are like mosaic. Soukkala is one of the most unique Finnish artists that work by drawing.
Exhibition open from October 14th till October 30th.
Opening party on Thursday, October 13th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The artist will be present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.