Näköpurppura (Rhodopsin)

21.11.2018

Solo exhibition Näköpurppura (Rhodopsin) at Vanhan Raatihuoneen galleria
Turku, Finland. November 15th-December 30th 2018



Two works at the front: Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam, steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint / Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets, steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018), bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Three works at the front: Two months of black plastic bags mixture I (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel / Two months of black plastic bags mixture II (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel / You sent me signals, but I was sleeping (2018) wood (found in Helsinki 2017)


Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets, steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018), bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018) / Stay away from the window (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper / Night shift is over (2018), synthetic fiber, ID card, unused prepaid and plastic holders (found in Helsinki 2017), spray paint / Chlorine will contaminate DNA (2018) neck warmer (synthetic fibre), liquid chlorine, led light


Detail of Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets,
steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018),
bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Detail of Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets,
steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018),
bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Detail of Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets, steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018), bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Detail of Stay away from the window (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper


Night shift is over (2018), synthetic fiber, ID card, unused prepaid and plastic holders (found in Helsinki 2017), spray paint


Detail of Night shift is over (2018), synthetic fiber, ID card, unused prepaid, plastic holders (found in Helsinki 2017), spray paint


Chlorine will contaminate DNA (2018) neck warmer (synthetic fiber), liquid chlorine, led light


We need oil to breath (2018) painted steel, inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper / Checking (night shift) (2018), sound installation 3.50 minutes, knitted polypropylene, Burdock (found in Helsinki 2017) synthetic fiber, synthetic rubber, air mattress, zinc, copper, silver, tin, Velcro fastener, aluminum, steel, phone, adhesive tape, spray paint, photograph print, 2 cup takeaway cardboard holder


Detail of We need oil to breath (2018) painted steel (found in Turku 2018), inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper


Detail of We need oil to breath (2018) painted steel (found in Turku 2018), inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper


Detail of Checking (night shift) (2018), sound installation 3.50 minutes, knitted polypropylene, Burdock (found in Helsinki 2017) synthetic fiber, synthetic rubber, air mattress, zinc, copper, silver, tin, Velcro fastener, aluminum, steel, phone, adhesive tape, spray paint, photograph print, 2 cup takeaway cardboard holder


Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam, steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint


Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam, steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint


Detail of Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam,
steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint


Two months of black plastic bags mixture I (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel


Detail of Two months of black plastic bags mixture I (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel

Two months of black plastic bags mixture II (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel


Two months of black plastic bags mixture II (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel


You sent me signals, but I was sleeping (2018) wood (found in Helsinki 2017)


Detail of You sent me signals, but I was sleeping (2018) wood (found in Helsinki 2017)


Contact microphone failure (2018), knitted polypropylene, photography print, blueback paper, steel, OSB wood panel, paint, pencil, windshield for microphone, plastic / I love your voice through hands-free (2018) knitted polypropylene, photography print, magnet, bone, bitumen, phone, steel, copper, aluminum, glue, tin foil bag, adhesive tape, sand, Xerox laser print, unknown object (found in Turku 2015), crystallisation-type hand warmers


Detail of Contact microphone failure (2018), knitted polypropylene, photography print, blueback paper, steel, OSB wood panel, paint, pencil, windshield for microphone, plastic


Detail of I love your voice through hands-free (2018) knitted polypropylene, photography print, magnet, bone, bitumen, phone, steel, copper, aluminum, glue, tin foil bag, adhesive tape, sand, Xerox laser print, unknown object (found in Turku 2015), crystallisation-type hand warmers

I love your voice through hands-free (2018) knitted polypropylene, photography print, magnet, bone, bitumen, phone, steel, copper, aluminum, glue, tin foil bag, adhesive tape, sand, Xerox laser print, unknown object (found in Turku 2015), crystallisation-type hand warmers


‘Oumuamua ghosting on retina (my eyes are closed) (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper, glass (found in Turku 2018), spray paint / I was eating French fries while getting spotted (2018) paper, takeaway cardboard for ketchup + pepper, salt, barbecue seasoning (found in Salo 2018), barbwire made of plastic and steel / Radium inside binoculars (glowing forest) (2018) stone (found in Turku 2017) steel, spray paint, polyurethane foam, photograph prints, magnet


Detail of ‘Oumuamua ghosting on retina (my eyes are closed) (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper, glass (found in Turku 2018), spray paint


I was eating French fries while getting spotted (2018) paper, takeaway cardboard for ketchup + pepper, salt, barbecue seasoning (found in Salo 2018), barbwire made of plastic and steel / Radium inside binoculars (glowing forest) (2018) stone (found in Turku 2017) steel, spray paint, polyurethane foam, photograph prints, magnet


I was eating French fries while getting spotted (2018) paper, takeaway cardboard for ketchup
+ pepper, salt, barbecue seasoning (found in Salo 2018), barbwire made of plastic and steel


Port (2018) full HD video 6 minutes, wood, spray paint


To the left after 30 meters of running (dark tunnel) (2018) plastic, synthetic fiber


Guess what! – What?! – The door was missing (2018), laminated photograph print, adhesive tape, led light, tripod


Guess what! – What?! – The door was missing (2018), laminated photograph print, adhesive tape, led light, tripod

Altered Flakes

21.4.2018

Altered Flakes at SIC

Hi, It´s time to celebrate the past 6 years in Jätkäsaari. In this time of change, we want to come together and draw attention to the space which has defined our operation during these years. Before the upcoming renovation of the L3 warehouse, you are warmly welcome to the exhibition opening at SIC once more.

Altered Flakes exhibition is on view 21–29 April 2018. The gallery is exceptionally open every day, Monday–Friday at 14–18 and Saturday–Sunday 12–16.

See you!
SIC

Sauli Sirviö Cold War III in the Offing (2015), hand-dyed textile, metal, concrete pedestal




Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas 

Aino Lintunen Annunciation (2018), oil on canvas, Mika Palonen – (2018), tea, paper, beeswax and pigment on canvas,
Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas, Konsta Ojala Untitled (Mount Kailash) (2018), aluminum, cardboard, spray paint, acrylic, led light, fimomass, roots

Konsta Ojala Untitled (Mount Kailash) (2018), aluminum, cardboard, spray paint, acrylic, led light, fimomass, roots

Aino Lintunen Untitled (2018), oil stick on paper, Annunciation (2018), oil on canvas

Maija Luutonen B-Scroll (2015-18), air brush on paper, weights, Niina Tervo Japanilainen talo (2017), natural rubber, pigment

Timo Vaittinen Altered Flakes (2018), portrait oriented digital video

Laura Wesamaa 2012_2014_2016_2018 up down strange charm top bottom, magnifiquement (2018) oil on canvas 

Mika Palonen  (2018) pencil, beeswax, paper and pigment on canvas,  (2018), coffee, tea, pencil, colour pencil, beeswax and pigment on canvas
Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas, Mika Palonen – (2018), tea, paper, beeswax and pigment on canvas, Olli Keränen Ware (midnight) (2017), epoxy, Bogna Wisniewska All I Ever (2018), oil on canvas, chair, Maija Luutonen B-Scroll (2015-18), air brush on paper

Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas, Bogna Wisniewska All I Ever (2018), oil on canvas, chair
Installation view photos by Tuomas Linna

SIC catalog (2018), risograph, 150 copies


Sauli Sirviö Cold War III in the Offing (2015), hand-dyed textile, metal, concrete pedestal

 

 

Graffiti

6.4.2018

GRAFFITI, HAM April 6th-September 9th 2018.

Exhibition explores graffiti culture and ownership of urban space.

Graffiti, explores the historical roots of graffiti and its present manifestations, with particular focus on the links between Helsinki graffiti culture and the international field. The show also features contemporary artworks that bear an affinity with graffiti through their autonomous mindset and use of urban space. The exhibition includes artworks and documentary material by international and Helsinki-based artists.

The exhibition sheds light on a phenomenon that is both illicit subculture and a figurative language visible to everyone in public spaces.

Mounted in the museum’s two large vaulted galleries, the show is divided into two parts. The first examines graffiti as a subculture, lifestyle and form of art. The roots of graffiti culture are presented through Martha Cooper’s iconic photos of subway trains and graffiti artists in NYC. A mural created for this exhibition by legendary graffiti artist Blade will bring history to life in the present, and Swedish Nug will paint his latest work directly onto the gallery wall. The exhibition also features a brand new piece by Finnish graffiti artists Egs and Trama.

The colourful history of graffiti in Helsinki from the 1980s to the present is illustrated in a timeline highlighting the major shift in local citizens’ attitude toward the public space in the past ten years. Graffiti first appeared in Helsinki in the mid-1980s, influenced by films and photography books on New York City’s graffiti culture. Ten years ago, in 2008, the City of Helsinki discontinued its anti-graffiti project, Stop töhryille (Stop the Scrawls). After the unconditionally negative public attitudes, the different forms of street art have received more favourable attention.

The exhibition presents the roots of graffiti with photographs, films and works by field’s iconic names.

The second part of the show consists of works of art that feature the public space and its utilisation as a place for art. The American group Guerrilla Girls presents an installation of posters and videos that illustrates their campaigns over the past few decades combating inequality in the art world and society at large. Urban Space Occupation Kit by Otto Karvonen will give audiences a chance to appropriate a space for themselves. The exhibition also includes works from the HAM collection by artists whose first visual inspiration was graffiti.

The exhibition is curated by Heli Harni, Satu Oksanen and Sanna Tuulikangas from HAM. The exhibition architecture is designed by architect Tuomas Siitonen.

Never Going Home 2012, Full hd video, 33.30 min.

Sauli Sirviö & Johannes Rantapuska Useless Exercise 2016, interactive video installation with exercise bike and projector. Documentation by Maija Toivanen/HAM