Paris can wait is an extensive art exhibition of the visual arts from Central Finland made be-tween 1947–1973. The exhibition is based on research and organized by the Jyväskylä Art Museum. Nearly one hundred works of art from 26 Central Finnish artists are showcased in the exhibition. The displayed works are primarily from the art collections of the City of Jyväskylä.
28 November, 2014 – 11 January, 2015 The Anime and Manga association Tsukiai presents
Welcome to The Manga Pages exhibition of art inspired by Japanese comics or Manga! Apart from enjoying the art in this exhibition, you are also invited to spend time in our reading corner to devour Mangas, or to sit at our drawing table to draw exhibition inspired images or to pour out your soul on paper. The resulting artwork can also be hung on the black board for others to admire.
Torbjörn Damm · Dany Danino · Tom Huck · Catherine Keun · Jean Le Gac · Patrick Merrill · Ernest Pignon-Ernest · Tomas Regan · Teemu Saukkonen · Kiki Smith · Hanna Vihriälä · Camilla Vuorenmaa · Dominik Wlodarek · James Ensor · Oskar Kokoschka · Pentti Lumikangas · Alain Jacquet · Matti Waskilampi · Marjatta Hanhijoki · Tapani Mikkonen · Albrecht Dürer · Jacques Callot · Anton van Dyck · Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn · Giovanni Battista Piranesi · Francisco Goya · Suzuki Harunobu · Kitagawa Utamaro
– Recently I began studying the rhythm and possibilities of line in my art. The process has been intense and the pieces have become increasingly more passionate and bold. In my work I have a kind of lust for line, tells the painter Sami Korkiakoski.
Color and steel meet in the retrospective exhibition of two masters of their field. Sculptor Anne Alho (1955–2010) and visual artist Juhani Petäjäniemi (1956–2015) passed away relatively young, yet they left an indelible mark on Jyväskylä – both with the works of art they produced, and as teachers as well. The exhibition presents Anne Alho’s sculptures and Juhani Petäjäniemi’s paintings from the art collection of the City of Jyväskylä.
Pekka Suomäki is a visual artist who details our modern way of living and our complicity in the current state of the world. Suomäki’s assemblages and collages bombard the viewer with conflicting emotions, and the thoughts provoked by his pieces continue to niggle at the back of the mind even in the comfort of one’s own home. Suomäki boldly throws before us unpleasant – even dubious – subject matters. His criticism is biting, haunting, and disturbingly accurate, yet also gentle, understanding, and laced with humor as well.
4 March–10 April Holvi, lower gallery 4 March–15 May window gallery of the Craft museum of Finland
The exhibition is a retrospective of Eila Minkkinen’s multifaceted body of work. The artist’s metal sculptures are displayed in Jyväskylä Art Museum, and her jewellery and glass sculptures are showcased in the Craft Museum of Finland. Born in Central Finland’s Konginkangas in 1945, silversmith-sculptor Minkkinen casts, solders, welds, and grinds. In her hands, copper, steel, silver, bronze, and recycled materials are all turned into sculptures and jewellery.
Short films by artists and citizens 19 October – 3 December
Exhibition Our Land! shows works by Finnish videographers. These videos are products of the Yle's (Yleisradio, Finnish broadcasting company) archival film clips. Dozens of video amateurs also used the same material to make new videos. The language of the videos is Finnish.
Mika Taanila represents the cream of the professional videographers, whose films were simultaneously shown in both London, England and the opening of this exhibition in Jyväskylä. Taanila has made three videos from the Yle archives.
On June 9th, 2017, the exhibition One Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings, opens at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. The exhibition shows a selection of significant Finnish artwork from between the 1800’s to the 2010’s. These pieces are presented from a new perspective which is made through a variety of different interpretations. Fine art helped build Finnish identity but do we interpret those images differently today.
”The subject of my artwork deals with our trek through time as people, the hard, sometimes merciful daily life. I can only describe what I feel… I don’t believe in touristic vacations, going to the sea or dramatically withdrawing into seclusion. Just like Vilho Lampi, I believe – there are berries to be picked on the bank of my own creek.”
This spring, the Jyväskylä Art Museum turns it’s regard to the budding generation of young artists. In correlation with the museum’s main exhibition ”Generation”, which presents work by artists aged 15–23 from around Finland, the museum’s lower gallery shows work by Jyväskylä’s own youth.
− My work deals with identity, constructs of power and human relations in which reality and desire do not always meet. My work often includes irony, humour and cynicism, but they are also honest illustrations of my real thoughts and feelings. Henriikka Harinen
− My photographs often deal with quite personal themes. For a long time the underlying theme has been mental health and inner struggles in my head. How do light and shadows take turns and avoid each other, how does it feel to be driven into a corner? Svante Gullichsen
– MORPHEUS is a double exhibition which takes place in the two cities of Kokkola and Jyväskylä simultaneously. Kokkola is the city of my birth, the place where I spent the years of my childhood and youth. Jyväskylä is the city of my adult life; where I came to study in 1981. I am still on that road. The artwork shown in this exhibition was exposed to daylight between 2014 and 2018.