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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!

28.09.18 – JUHANI TUOMI: WHAT STAYS AND WHAT COMES

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Juhani Tuomi (b. 1983) in an expressive painter in whose artworks a character, very similar to himself, often makes appearances. In the paintings there are ingredients for a story, but in the end the focus is in the strong brush strokes and a brave approach to color. 

The exhibition will be open from September 28th till October 21st. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday 27th from 5 to 7 p.m.!

31.08.18 – TUULA LEHTINEN: SKO

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Tuula Lehtinen (b. 1956) uses everything from paper to porcelain to make her artwork. She’s an aesthete who gives us permission to become inebriated by nostalgia and beauty. The elegant feminism of the pieces helps reemerge the value of the old graphic design that’s considered feminine.

Exhibition will be open from August 31st till September 23rd. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, August 30th, from 5 to 7 pm!

31.08.18 – REIJO KÄRKKÄINEN: NATURAL HISTORY FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED STUDENTS

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Reijo Kärkkäinen (b. 1964) fluently draws and paints somewhere in between comic strips and more traditional visual arts. The modern comics strips he makes are clearly a form of modern art, and their expressive means are also reflected in his paintings and drawings.

Exhibition will be open from August 31st till September 23rd. Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, August 30th, from 5 to 7 pm!

03.08.18 – ANSSI KASITONNI: ANSSI KASITONNI & MICHAEL DUDIKOFF

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Anssi Kasitonni (b. 1978) is a multitalented artist in whose works the different genres of popular culture, all-time favourites as well as phenomena enjoying the popularity of the small cult following, gain a new Anssi-like form. Anssi Kasitonni won the Ars Fennica prize in 2011.”

www.anssikasitonni.com

 

We will be opening two exhibitions simultaneously.

Anssi Kasitonni: Anssi Kasitonni & Michael Dudikoff and Hela Donela: Moods of Life

Both exhibitions are open from the 3rd until the 26th of August. 

Wed-Fri 12-18

Sat-Sun 12-16 

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday 2nd of August from 5 to 7 pm!