With Open Eyes
10.7. – 28.7. 2019
Maailman kohtaaminen avoimin silmin tarvitsee toisinaan mielen avaamista – ja myös rohkeutta nostaa näkemänsä esiin. Taiteella on ainutlaatuinen mahdollisuus löytää toisenlaisia näkökulmia ja myös uusia todellisuuksia.
Matka oivalluksesta näkyväksi tulemiseen on mielenkiintoinen prosessi, joka rikastuttaa maailmaamme ja antaa myös välineitä ymmärtää uusia yhteyksiä asioiden välillä.
Kookoksen näyttelyssä taiteilijat esittävät meille oman tulkintansa maailmasta ja laajentavat näkökulmaa sen hahmottamiseen.
Avajaiset Ti. 9.7. 2019 klo. 18-20.
Taiteilijatapaaminen: Su. 28.7.2019 klo 14-16
With Open Eyes
10.7. – 28.7. 2019
To face the world with open eyes becomes easier having an open mind – and also the courage to not look away from it. Art has an unique opportunity to find different perspectives and also new realities.
The journey to becoming visible is an interesting process that enriches our world and also provides the tools to understand new relations between things.
In this Kookos’ exhibition, artists present us their own interpretation of the world and expand the perspective on how to perceive it.
Vernissage: 6 – 8 pm Tuesday July 9th, 2019.
Finissage: 2 – 4 pm Sunday July 28th, 2019.
2019 / 7 / 10 – 2019 / 7 / 28
開幕式2019/7/9週二下午6 – 8點
閉幕式2019/7/28週日下午2 – 4點
Taival/ Land of symphony, Tanja Ahola, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150x120cm
Reflections 3, Carina Fogde, 80 x 80 cm, oil on canvas
Tuulensuoja, Shelter from the wind, Annukka Mikkola, 2011-2019, weaving, sewing, embroidery, textile/oilpainting, recycling materials; rag, lace, board (find), 215 x 140 cm
” Human being is materialized, molded, dressed, piled and tacked – neither the ingredients nor the assembly of those originally belong to him.” (Terhi Utriainen)
The synthesis written by Utriainen, a writer and theologian, verbalizes well both the basis of my art and the way of how to build a layered picture. Try combine the way we’ve lived and learned as human beings with our upbringing, and you’ll find out what makes a person. People’s personal tendencies also tend to stem from inherited and prehistoric skills, through the stories and values shared by our ancestors. The values we carry will be reflected in our thoughts, choices and behaviours. Even though we would like to act otherwise, it may be natural to choose the path which has been pre-padeled for us, the path which Utriainen also refers to.
I have personally always been fascinated by cultural history, folklore and its tradition integrated with art.I prefer to write my diary with pictures and collection of objects, where the previous, visually enriched, stories are followed by a new one. My techniques and art tools may vary, but you will find repetitive themes such as recycling and ecology involved in the art work. The old items and textiles discovered during travels, including some handcrafts originally made by my mother, will get a new feeling of life in my art. Through my work I would like to bring up the skillsets of past people, including the amount of effort and time that has been involved in the execution of their work.
I created ”Shelter from the wind”- installation almost ten years ago. It was created based on a childhood memory of a ”secret shelter”, which also plays a part of a wider, universal story that touches everyone. Every child builds their own ”secret shelter” using freestyle technique and with raw materials they’ve found. The ”shelter from the wind” – installation represent a play, which can also been seen as an ally for creative art. It has always been very important for me to cultivate a playful insight through my art work.
In the ”shelter from the wind”, I’ll take a deep peek at my childhood memories and the meanings involved. Phenomenology may explain complimentary concept to this experience. The gaps in the ”shelter from the wind” – installation also opens a view into the future. In many ways, I think the art work symbolises the idea of ”a materialized human being” by Utriainen. The art piece hides layers and emotions, that a person may have storage in his or her bodily memory. The ”shelter from the wind” is a collection of paint and fabric layers, which has been first torn apart and then freely pared and woven back together. It beautifully describes the layers and roots we are forced to carry within us, whether we would like it or not. The same great story will be continued in my oil textile collage ”Aomame”, which is a tribute to Haruki Murakami’s novel 1Q84. Murakami has helped me to go deeper in my own self discovery, on the expedition into wider understanding. ”Aomame” is one of the self-portraits of the ”With Open Eyes” exhibition, and perhaps the most important piece for me personally.
Chimera, Pietro Tagliabue, 2019 acrylic and material on canvas, 30 x 40 cm
Frames , Christina Andree , Acrylon canvas, 2019