Altered Flakes


Altered Flakes at SIC

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!

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



Pyhä kaaos (A Holy Chaos)


Pyhä kaaos (A Holy Chaos), SIC

A liminal space is a kind of limbo between two states of being. Pyhä kaaos (A Holy Chaos) seeks out unknown futures, hiding spots, immersion, ruins and new traditions. If the system only offers strict roles, Pyhä kaaos begs to answer whether it is possible to get rid of them.

The human species daily evokes conflicting feelings that are hard to handle — it has enormous potential which is unfortunately wasted in spades on a daily basis. Man is self centered, arrogant, lazy, wasteful, unempathetic, aggressive and destructive — all the while backing up his actions with an incomprehensible array of fictitious justifications.

Then again, the spectrum of human life can be dazzling when viewed from a distance as a generalized mass — our travels across history are nothing short of heroic in this cold and empty universe.

At their finest, art and science help us understand humanity objectively, in more comprehensible fashion, sometimes even in the form of proper entertainment for the escapist in all of us.

In day-today life, the human individual is a hard mess to understand; moody, hard to interpret, dull, loud and sweaty. Then again, the human individual seems to flourish in a written fictitious state — delving into a well thought out fictitious world can easily make one lose track of time.

Thoroughly honed, distilled, well packaged and crystallized thoughts — be it books, articles, plays, exhibitions, recordings, concerts, movies or any other great works of art and science — are the epitome of humanity. One can experience many eras and time scales through such works — consuming and analyzing culture can be as addictive as any drug out there.

Pyhä kaaos is a part of the Helsinki University ‘Art as a work and working tool’ project, carried out together with Kiasma’s URB festival. The contents of the exhibition is gathered from material assembled by researchers and the workgroup.

Working group

Sauli Sirviö, Elina Izarra, Are Nikkinen, Niroz Haji, Sawuli, Iita Järn, Jani-Matti Salo, Mark Niskanen, Tomi Visakko, Liisa Raevaara, Marjo Savijärvi, Annika Turunen, Jonna Malaska, Katja Orpana, Laura Ihalainen

Supported by Kone Foundation.

Thank you: Koneen Säätiö, Museum of Impossible Forms/Ahmed Al-Nawas, Mikael Aaltonen, Niina Tervo, Arto Tommiska, Bogna Luiza Wisniewska
Documentation: Tuomas Linna



Cache, Titanik-gallery and locations in Turku city surroundings

18 – 29 October 2017

Opening Tue 17 October 6-8pm

Jussi Kivi presents a lecture Underground expeditions Sat 28 October 4-6pm

Spaces under the surface hide something from the surface. They store that which is unnecessary or excessive, or hide structures that for one reason or another can’t stand the daylight. Spaces that are closed, hidden, and out of sight. Storages, caves, tunnels, shelters. The subconscious of the surface, implied meanings, skeletons in the closet. The above and the underlying worlds that go by different rules, and it’s bubbling under the surface.

There are also forgotten spaces, blind spots, and spaces looked down on. There are non-spaces, limbo spaces, transit spaces, spaces going through changes. Wastelands and backyards, terminals and parking lots, ring ways and warehouse areas. Places that are too ordinary. Premises that have remained untouched, or forlorn after their previous use. Spaces that the urban development and planning have not reached and tamed. Spaces that are prone to new kinds of actions, and therefore remain more open than the official public space. These spaces do not have univocal meanings. There’s no demand for the ability to pay, or reason for lingering.

The English word cache [kaʃ] refers to a repository or a hiding place, and within information technology to cache memory, where to store information needed within a short period of time. In the exhibition, which takes place at Titanik-gallery and the city surroundings of Turku, six artists direct our attention to hidden, unnoticeable and commonly invisible spaces within urban surroundings. The invited artists are Jussi Kivi, Petri Kuljuntausta, Ida Lehtonen, Sari Palosaari, Sauli Sirviö and Elina Vainio. The exhibition develops around individual site-specific artworks, which in various ways comment the surroundings around them. The artists have been invited to explore different subsurface spaces of the cityscape: caves, wastelands, forests, spaces that have lost their original purpose, spaces that are “too ordinary”. Whom is the space open to? Does anyone have access to it? What kind of power relations are linked to the spaces? Which are the blind spots of the city?

Cache consists of a group exhibition at Titanik-gallery and new site-specific artworks exhibited at different locations in Turku. You will get information on the locations from 18 October on by visiting Titanik or On Saturday 28 October at 4pm the artist Jussi Kivi will perform a lecture Underground expeditions as part of the exhibition. The lecture is in Finnish.

Auransilta archway unlocked and gates removed 18 – 29 October 2017.

ID-A34 (2017), A found and handled SIM-card, fern, key lanyard, chain