This three-artist exhibition provides an enjoyable art museum experience for children of all ages. Adults and parents can also enjoy themselves amongst these memorable creations. An extensive programme is offered in connection to the exhibition.
Organised since 1975, Graphica Creativa is the oldest recurring international printmaking exhibition of the Nordic countries. Graphica Creativa differentiates itself from other traditional printmaking bi and triennials in its efforts to find particular themes or perspectives in current printmaking. Previous themes included printmaking outside of Europe, publishers and work-shops, the border zone of printmaking, and the 2009 theme, printmaking collaborations with other artists.
The Jyväskylä Artists’ Association, founded in 1945, is an association for professional artists in Central Finland. The annual exhibition is organized alternately at the Jyväskylä Art Museum and the Museum of Central Finland. The annual exhibitions are compiled from artwork submitted to an open call to all artists living in, or from, Central Finland. Each year, a different arts professional, exterior to the artists’ association, acts as curator.
"In this exhibition, we approach football as part of landscape and urban space, the cultural stratification of football and landscape. We have sought milieus to be photographed for example with the aid of maps and webcams. Football is a wonderful game; as its simplest its beauty is expressed in goalposts made of sand on a beach, or a goal made of birch trunks. We hope that our photographs present the poetic beauty of football and the landscape, while reinforcing our awareness of the game and its cultural meanings."
The New Cubism exhibition brings three internationally up and rising young artists to Jyväskylä. Mikko Ijäs, Sami Lukkarinen and Liisa Lounila share; a common interest in our visual observations as humans, and the innovative use of contemporary techniques to present their work. Ijäs’ drawings, printed on canvas, were drawn on a computer, an iPad and an iPhone; in the spirit of cubism. Lounila’s work utilises different technical devices such as temps mort effects and the red-green glasses through which three-dimensional images can be observed.
Ritva Kovalainen (1959) and Sanni Seppo (1960) contemplate our human relationship to nature through their photographs and two short films. The exhibition reveals nature from three different perspectives: as a cultural, a wild, and as an industrial space. The exhibition’s subtitles; The Island of Spirits, Softly Sways the Ancient Pine and Silvicultural Operations, describe the directions from which we are invited to approach the kingdom of the trees.
Prints and Pasi in a 1960’s home exhibition in the Association of Finnish Printmakers’ permanent exhibition The Treasures of the Orava Family
- I am grounded for the third night. On Monday I got a letter from Mother in which she stated that I could no longer go home. That was apparently decided with Mr. Orava (Mr. Squirrel) earlier in the spring. It’s just that no one had bothered to tell me the truth!
”A current slogan repeated on a daily basis, is that ‘we have to get away from the comfort zone’. The comfort zone refers to a person’s natural state of being, which is somehow related to being numbed in a routine of rigidity. To me that doesn’t seem very enjoyable. This phrase also includes an unpleasant, forced element of someone knowing what is best for you, more than you know yourself. And after childhood this should not be the case.”
Jyväskylä Art Museum's summer exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see Kuutti Lavonen's (b. 1960) complete artistic production, especially prints. Lavonen is one of Finland's most famous artists. The most recent works in the exhibition date from May 2014 and the oldest piece dates from 1977. Lavonen's large-scale silk screen series, printed in Atelier Arcay in Paris between 1998 and 2014, is now exhibited for the first time. A vast selection of lithography and intaglio, as well as paintings and drawings, is on display.
The artists shown in this exhibition are Satu Haiko, Toni S. Halonen, Emma Heinonen, Saara Heinonen, Veera Hoppula, Sdalla Huttunen, Maire Karuvuori, Annika Kiiskilä, Tiia-Mari Kolibri, Antti Johannes Kääriäinen, Jasmin Leinonen, Heidi Montti, Frida Moukulainen, Riikka Nikko, Reetta Partanen, Jenna Piirto, Kirsi Riihiluoma, Minttu Saarinen, Minna Salonen, Tapani Saraste, Marja Sarja, Elina Saviaro, Merilii Simonen and Jani Vepsä.
The Artists Kaisa Lipponen, Ron Nordström, Stefan Nyström, Sari Palosaari and Thomas Westphal examine technological and economic systems and through them, the emotional adolescence observed throughout our society aesthetically, critically, with melancholy and humour.
It is and examination of the question of architecture/space/technology/humanity (and the often hidden) hierarchy therein.
Olli Marttila invited six of his artist friends to show their work in the museum’s lower gallery. All artists have the Orivesi College of Arts as their common denominator. According to Marttila, he has learned at least as much from these friends as they have from him.
The most appropriate word to describe Olli Marttila’s art would be: Touch. The way in which the artist touches the paper with colour and the way in which the painting touches the viewer. - Kimmo Sarje, 1998
This exhibition presenting Central Finnish art came about when the Jyväskylä Art Association and the Jyväskylä Art Museum, the Keuruu Museum as well as the Saarijärvi Museum were contemplating development possibilities for regional exhibition opportunities. These institutions were jointly interested in providing artists the possibility of showing their work in a broader context, over the traditional form of the Artist Associations annual exhibition.
Fragile materials are transformed into clothes, nests or hearts through the hands of the Swiss artist Françoise Jaquet who knits, crochets or intertwines the different materials together. The sculptor’s work deals with nature and humans. Her material includes everything you can find in nature from seaweed to moss; from a tree’s root to their branches. These materials are also shaped into other to forms from nature such as shells, feathers, insect cocoons, plants or parts of these things.
Wolves howl, a Moose King bursts into flower, rabbits come and go, multifaceted installations send messages, meanings, along with the joy of discovery and the understanding of woe when Veikko Hirvimäki’s jubilant wooden sculptures take-over the art museum.
This exhibition focuses on work made in the 2000’s, but the exhibition also shows how this artist, who is best known for his stone sculptures, began building things. Veikko Hirvimäki’s main building material is wood of which he uses every precious scrap.
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.