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01.03.19 – PÄIVI ALLONEN: REFLECTION

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Päivi Allonen (b. 1972) doesn’t paint landscapes, but their reflections. Her landscapes are meta descriptions of the landscape, mental images of the landscape and its essence. It is indulging to immerse into the engulfing aesthetics that originate from experiences with nature, but in fact reflect states of mind.

The exhibition will be open from the 1st till the 24th of March. We-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-19.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, February 28th from 5 to 7 pm!

01.02.19 – JARI ARFFMAN: BART® ABSTRACT

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Jari Arffman (b. 1965) is a photographer from Tampere. In the field of photography, he moves in the margins. His differentiation from modern photography has a lot to do with his methodological and instrumental rigidity: Arffman is a sworn supporter of analog photography. The photographs have been taken on black and white film with a cinematography camera.

The exhibition will be open from the 1st till the 24th of February, Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 31st of January from 5 to 7 pm!

01.02.19 – KIRSIMARIA E. TÖRÖNEN: MODELLING POSES

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Kirsimaria E. Törönen (b. 1969) started her art studies at the Art Room of the University of Helsinki, and she has graduated from the Willen de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. In recent years, she has been well represented both at the Mäntyharju exhibition held at a demolition house (2017) as well as at the Mänttä Art Week (2018). Now we will se an entirely new series where Törönen make her own interpretations of art history’s popular poses. 

The exhibition will be open from the 1st till the 24th of February. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, January 31st from 5 to 7 pm!

04.01.19 – LAURA KÄRKI: A MEASURED PRESENTATION

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Laura Kärki (b. 1978) is a Finnish artist living in Berlin. She is known for her textile sculptures and reliefs. In them, a three-dimensional form is combined with a two-dimensional image transfer. Often the surface is completed with embroidery and textile elements that have been added like a collage. Kärki elevates the private to a general level. She does it in a way that resembles an absurd novel or a documentary film – feeling identified hurts.

The exhibition will be open from the 4th till the 27th of January. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, January 3rd, fro 5 to 7 pm!

04.01.19 – NOORA GEAGEA: STRUGGLE

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Noora Geagea (b. 1981) has graduated as Master of Arts in London (LCF, University of the Arts London).

She works with both photography and moving image. In this exposition called Struggle, she will have on display both videos and photos from a series of artworks that go by the same same. 

The exposition will be open from the 4th till the 27th of January, 2019. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday January 3rd from 5 to 7 pm!

23.11.18 – NIINA MANTSINEN: SOFT GRAFFITI

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Niina Mantsinen (b. 1986) combines in her textil works both urban graffiti and traditional, woollen Finnish rug. Mantsinen made her first graffiti rug in 2009, after which she has collaborated with a number of graffiti artists, or in other words, she at leasts asks for permission from the artist who made te original graffiti, before using the image in her own work. 

The exhibition will be open from November 23rd till the 16th of December. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, November 22nd from 5 to 7 pm!

23.11.18 – JENNI TUOMINEN: FOREST PEOPLE

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Jenni Tuominen (b. 1976) is an artist living in Porvoo, who also operates in the field of design. She is known for her Marimekko prints, children’s books and ceramic figures. In ARTag Gallery’s exhibition she will be presenting magnificent Finnish rugs and delicate ceramic sculptures, among others.

 

The exhibition will be open from November 23rd till December 16th. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, November 22nd, 5 to 7 pm!

26.10.18 – LOTTA ESKO: SQUARE ROOT

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Lotta Esko (b. 1971) is an artist who in addition to painting operates in between various fields of art. Her collaboration with ARTag Gallery began from a pop-up event held at the Lasipalats exhibition space where painting and modern dance were united. Now we will have on display an ensemble of paintings that are mature both in their composition as in their approach to color. 

The exhibition will be open from October 26th till the 18th of November.

Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 25th October, 5 to 7 pm.!

26.10.18 – JOEL KARPPANEN: A FINNISH PASTORAL

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Joel Karppanen (b. 1993) is a photographer living in Kemi. He takes realistic pictures of the northern agricultural industry. He doesn’t romanticise, but genuinely gets close to the people and their lives. Last year Karrpanen was granted the Young Hero Award of the Jouko Lehtola Foundation. The photography book, A Finnish Pastoral, that was published as part of the Black Art series, was Karppanen’s debut work.

The exhibition will be open from October 26th till the 18th of November.

Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 25th October, 5 to 7 pm.!

 

Please, don’t put your life in the hands of a rock’n’roll band

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Exhibition and an Audio-documentary about Oasis.

The definition of a fan often falls into two stereotypes: the excessively obsessed individual or a hysterical group. Please, don’t put your life in the hands of a Rock’n’Roll band –exhibition gives a more versatile vision of the intense devotees.

For the first time ever, the exhibition puts together the art and memorabilia of Liam and Patsy Recreation club which is the one and only Oasis-society in Finland. The audience will be moved by art posters, a video of an exceptional dance act “Life forever” by Juhani Harsia, both hononary and dishononary diplomas handed out by the club, club membership cards, the club’s program scripts, Oasis – board-game and scrap-books made by the club members. In addition, a unique artwork called “Noel and Noel” (made in 2000) by Jukka Tilsa will be displayed publicly for the first time.

Please, don’t put your life in the hands of a Rock’n’Roll band – exhibition shows private memorabilia from the fans: recordings, posters and fan articles acquired from Oasis – tours or elsewhere. The curators of the exhibition, Satu Kurvinen and Pertti Ylikojola, are amazed by the enthusiam of the small but active members of the Finnish Oasis-club. “The club members have participated almost every major turn tour of Oasis all over the world”.

A premier of an audio document ”Wonderwall – loving the Oasis” will take place at on the opening night of the exhibition. The document reveals how different and deep feelings being a fan can bring into one’s life. Director of the document, Riikka Rahi from Yle documentaries, has never understood the idea of worshiping someone so thoroughly as true fans do. “During the process of making this documentary I finally realized how meaningful this all can be. To some, being a fan is just pure entertainment, to some it will be the force that carries them over hard times and to some, it’s a way to being a part of something bigger and finding likeminded friends”.

Oasis has sold 75 million albums worldwide. The most famous songs by Oasis are ”Live Forever”, ”Supersonic”, ”Wonderwall”, ”Don’t Look Back in Anger”, ”Champagne Supernova”, ”Stand by Me”, ”Don’t Go Away” ja and ”Stop Crying Your Heart Out”. Even though the group has broken up, Oasis still has a very strong and large group of fans worldwide. Thankfully both Liam and Noel Gallagher are still actively continuing their musical career by themselves.

All just for the fun of being an Oasis-fan!

Please, don’t put your life in the hands of a Rock’n’Roll band –Exhibition and Audio-documentary

EXHIBITION 4.10 – 7.10.2018
ARTag Gallery Oy
Hietalahdenkatu 10

Open:
Opening ceremonies Thursday 4.10 between 17 – 19 o´clock
Friday 5.10 between 12 – 18 o´clock
Saturday 6.10 between 12-16 o´clock
and Sunday 7.10 between 12-16 o´clock

Free Entrance – Welcome!