15.6.–8.9.2019 Art Museum Gallery
Three years have passed since I came to Finland. The light, and the interweave of waters and forests captivated me and continue to fascinate me. In Japan I thought a lot about the power of nature and I tried to express its limitless strength in abstract images. I was looking for new ways of expression using metal, textiles and oxidants along side traditional Japanese painting mediums. But my experience of Finnish nature gave me new inspiration and completely changed me.
A group of 19 international artists coming from Sweden, Norway and Portugal are connecting with Finland through a contemporary printmaking exhibition project to be presented at Galleria Ratamo, with opening on the 2nd of May at 17h. Besides this exhibition, a polyester workshop will be also given by one of the participating artists, Naoji Ishiyama. This 3rd exhibition of the project Connecting Provincial Workshops and International Printmakers happens with the support from Jukka Partanen, the Curator of the Art Museum of Jyväskylä and Swedish – Finnish Foundation.
Caj Bremer’s ”World of Dreams” series (2015–) is shown at Gallery Ratamo. About this 30-image series, the artist explains: The idea for the images in World of Dreams came about when there was a partial eclipse of the sun in 2015. I didn’t have much time to photograph the eclipse. Or to figure out how. I found a solution and after seeing the result, I decided to continue. That is how ”World of Dreams” began.
Emma Ainala offers a view into a world in which young women play the main role. The women perform as if on stage with an array of draped fabrics and an abundance of goods, or surrounded by water and luscious nature. Their regard is focused on the viewer or just beyond, the faces might have more than two eyes, looking through a mask. Their bodies are twisted into many positions – one woman stands on her head, another stretches like an acrobat and a third sits in lotus position. Who are these woman, and in which mythology do they live?
Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila
We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics.
5.4.–9.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum, Gallery
Caj Bremer is a leading name in Finnish photographic art, with a narrator’s voice that clearly stands out among photographers. His oeuvre of over half a century is a unique contemporary chronicle that has become part of shared memory and has shaped the conceptions of Finns regarding themselves and their recent history. Caj Bremer’s photographs are based on a strong presence, human warmth and compassion. Underlying his life’s work is the sincere aim of telling about things through his own experience.
5.4.–8.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum Gallery
Caj Bremer, Photographs from the 1950s–1960s
April 5th – June 8th, at the Jyväskylä Art Museum
October 31 – December 10,2017
Eeero Järnefelt (1863–1937)
Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood)
Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum
Welcome to the Orava Family’s home from the 1960’s!
Visitors can roam around freely touching furniture and objects as they wish. You can also play the piano, draw, listen to the radio or flip through the family album.
How did cloths from the 60’s look and fell? All of the clothes, shoes and accessories left in the vestibule can be touched and tried on.
Just remember to respect the Orava family’s home, possessions and artwork.
The Charm of the Floating Island
Look at the sunset
floating fire-islands move
imperial over cream green seas.
Islands on fire! Islands like torches!
Islands on victory parade!
- from "Landscape at Sunset", by Edith Södergran
Jyväskylä Art museum
Jyväskylä Art museum´s main exhibition in spring 2019 features painter Nanna Susi (b. 1967). Well known for her large and colourful paintings filled with emotional content, Susi is one of the most successful contemporary artists in Finland.
The retrospective exhibition Nanna Susi In the Moods includes paintings from the beginning of the artist´s career in the 1990s to the current day. The exhibition has been produced in cooperation between Salo Art Museum and Jyväskylä Art Museum.
Jan 21. -Mar 8. 2009
Jyväskylä Art Museum exhibits the work of six photographers -- Vincent Debanne (France), Luigi Gariglio (Italy), Ulrich Gebert (Germany), Tuomo Manninen (Finland), Xavier Ribas (Spain) and Tomoko Yoneda (UK) -- produced in 2006 as commissions for the Changing Faces/ WORK project.
Mar 10. – Apr 4. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Airport is a community art project, which was planned and organized by the Siipeilijät (The Free-riders) volunteers, the Art Museum staff and Artists from Central Finland who are all involved in Magic of Flight exhibition.
This piece is part of the Jyväskylä Museums’ collective of events and exhibitions in Magic of Flight. www.avoinmuseo.fi/lentamisenihme
8.12.2007 - 10.2.2008 Holvi
Carborundum is a printmaking technique that landed in Finland in the late 1980's, where the printmaking plate is painted with a mixture of glue and carborundum sand. My first works with this technique were prints made from thickly painted plates with undiluted paint. With time, the prints have become more delicate. Controlled coincidences frequent in my current work. I might think of a certain colour; the sodden chill conferred by an autumn storm, a beach gilded orange by the sun, a longing that paints the sky black...
28.11.2007 - 6.1.2008 Holvi
This autumn arrives with the 120th anniversary of Urho Lehtinen's (1887-1982) birth. We commemorate the artist by directing our gaze at his homestead and the images of his loved ones. His beloved atelier home, Pälvelä, and the beautiful houses and idyllic gardens of the Jyväskylä of his time were documented in his work. The blaze of the blooming garden of Pälvelä brought rich and vibrant colours into his work.
The artist's spouse, Anneli Lehtinen, and his granddaughter Outi Markkanen have participated in the making of the exhibition.
Apr 9.–May 31. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Spanish painter Bartolomé Roca’s paintings are like colourful Spanish fans, which gradually open up to the eyes of the viewer, one sensation at a time – strong colours, abundant themes, movement and shifting forms. With careful observation, many newfound nuances and details rise to the surface and the complexity of the work is enhanced. At the same time, each and every painting breathes harmony into its own shapes and depths, and unites the exhibition as a whole.
Mar 19. – May 24. Holvi
Thoughts about flying have a strong aesthetic dimension. Bird’s ability to spread their wings and rise into the sky and people’s desire to follow are both abundantly described in romantic terms.
17 September – 24 October, Holvi
Artwork on light and shadow
"In our work we are interested in the combination of natural and artificial light along with shadows and darkness. In our sculptures, installations, and public artwork we study light in space: what does light represent, how do materials reflect light and how can we combine the functional and artistic in lighting?
22 July – 12 September, Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Juicy Pig’s Restaurant presents a brave new world of queasy optimism. The show combines paintings, decorative plates, projections and looped animations that celebrate a fictional restaurant chain.
5 June – 29 August, Holvi
Herman and Elisabeth Hallonblad – Art Patrons from Ladoga Karelia
The state councilman Herman Hallonblad (1825–1894) and his wife Elisabeth Hallonblad (1831–1907) from Sortavala were the most significant supporters of the Finnish and Karelian culture, in their time. Ladoga Karelia was formerly an area of Finland which was ceded to the Soviet Union after the Second World War.
2 June – 18 July, Holvi, The Lower Gallery
“My work is based on the admiration of the diversity of nature, to which I return again and again. How much happens in our environment and how little is observed. Through my work I define my place in the world and study experience, understanding and spirituality of the moment.”
June 17–Oct 23 Holvi
The Jyväskylä Art Museum’s summer exhibition brings attention to the works of our national artists Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931) and Pekka Halonen (1865–1933) made in Central Finland, and shows the artists as an integral part of their era, in which the concept of the “Finnish landscape” was born.
Feb 23 – Mar 27 Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Live Herring ’11 will take place in spring 2011 in Central Finland. This project is a series of exhibitions and events focused on (new)media art, organized by the Live Herring group.
Feb 4 – Apr 3 Holvi
“I am a socialist-anarchist-individual-collectivist-individualist-communist-aristocratic-democratic” was the answer the influential American research journalist Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847–1903), gave when asked of his political views. Lloyd was uninterested in categorizing himself and instead brought forward the complex relationship between the private and the communal. Lloyd’s answer is the starting point for the exhibition curated by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen.