Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s public work in Vantaa

Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s commissioned work Feather and Stars was unveiled in Koivukylä, Vantaa in November 2018. The work has two parts: Feather is a sculpture made of painted and polished stainless steel, attached to a railing of a concrete bridge. Stars is a video projection on the façade of an apartment building, where it is shown between sunset and sunrise throughout the year. The work consists of five different projections, each shown on a separate day. The imagery of the projections is based on myths, stories and fantasies about flying.

Feather and Stars is the first completed work of a set of public artworks in the Koivukylä area commissioned from Rannikko by the city of Vantaa.

Jani Ruscica’s Felt the Moonlight on my Feet record release

A record version of Jani Ruscica’s project Felt the Moonlight on my Feet is released by Apparent Extent. The project is developed for The Studio of Arousing Tools, and the record is co-produced by Ruscica and curator Sam Watson. The launch of the recond will take place in conjunction with the Bookies event at Publics, Helsinki on 23–25 November 2018.

For the work Felt the Moonlight on my Feet tap dancer Suzanna Pezo has been presented with three pieces of poetry chosen by Ruscica for reasons that include their political and social censorship during the course of their existence. Each poem has been translated into Morse Code, itself further translated and interpreted by Pezo into a dance piece. Felt the Moonlight on my Feet work has been performed live earlier at M HKA Museum of Contemporary art in Antwerp by Suzanna Pezo, and at gallery Otto Zoo in Milan by Paola Agati.

Anna Tuori at Efremidis Gallery

Anna Tuori takes part in the group show Content Is a Glimpse, curated by Jurriaan Benschop, at Efremidis Gallery in Berlin. The exhibition will open on 24 November 2018 and is on view until 26 January 2019.

Anne Koskinen at the Serlachius Museum

Anne Koskinen participates in the group exhibition Time of Stone at Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä, Finland. The exhibition features works by Harry Kivijärvi (1931-2010) who is remembered as one of the most important sculptors of his generation. Alongside Kivijärvi, the exhibition showcases works by six contemporary Finnish sculptors who use stone as their material. The exhibition is on view until 14 April 2019.

Salla Tykkä at the Ludwig Museum

Salla Tykkä’s extensive solo exhibition Short Titles is on view at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest from 6 October 2018 until 6 January 2019. Salla Tykkä began her career in the mid-1990s. Her short films have been shown not only at international exhibitions but also in film festival competitions. For her work Giant, also on display at the Ludwig Museum, she received the Canon Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2014.

Grönlund-Nisunen’s new public work at Aalto University’s Väre building

Artist duo Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen’s commissioned work Insight has been unveiled at the Aalto University’s new Väre building in Otaniemi, Espoo. Grönlund-Nisunen’s work is a part of Väre’s Global Equality public art collection, and it was commissioned from an invited art competition.

The work is a 13,5 meters high kinetic sculpture that hangs in one of the clusters of the Väre building. It is made of mirrors, turning the viewer’s attention from the sculpture to its surroundings.

Anne-Karin Furunes at Galleri K

Anne-Karin Furunes’s solo exhibition Gestures is on view at Galleri K in Oslo from 21 September to October 14 2018. The works in the exhibition are mainly based on old archived photographs of the inhabitants of the San Servolo psychiatric sanatorium in Venice and local working class women.

Upside Down -group exhibition at Kuopio Art Museum

Works by Heini Aho, Grönlund-Nisunen, Karoliina Hellberg, Anne Koskinen, Elina Merenmies and Jani Ruscica are included in the group exhibition Upside Down at The Kuopio Art Museum. The exhibition features works from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection and it is curated by Päivi Karttunen and Anna Tuori. The exhibition is on view from 21 September 2018 to 3 February 2019.

Jacob Dahlgren’s new artwork at EMMA

Jacob Dahlgren’s new artwork Heaven is a Place on Earth is on display in the exhibition Touch at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern art. The exhibition features artworks from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection. Dahlgren’s work is made of 240 digital scales that are laid out as a grid on the exhibition space’s floor.

The exhibition Touch is on view until 1 January 2020.

A monograph on Marko Vuokola’s work published by Garret Publications

The first comprehensive overview of Marko Vuokola’s work is published by Garret Publications and distributed internationally by Idea Books. The extensive monograph features selections from Vuokola’s works over the past three decades and includes illuminating essays by Maaretta Jaukkuri, Pontus Kyander, Jyrki Siukonen, and Leena Kuumola. The book’s graphic design is by Ilona Ilottu / Dog Design.

Galerie Anhava at CHART Art Fair: a solo presentation of Karoliina Hellberg

Galerie Anhava has the pleasure of presenting a solo exhibition by Karoliina Hellberg at the CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen 31 August – 2 September 2018.

Karoliina Hellberg (b. 1987) will display at CHART a series of new paintings, works on paper and glass sculptures. Her skilled use of colour, versatile painting technique and sensitivity to details are appealing features of her work. The enigmatic nature and narrative tensions of her works lead viewers to the realms of the imagination and memories.

Anne-Karin Furunes’s public work at the Fram Centre in Tromsø, Norway

Anne-Karin Furunes’s commissioned public work at the FRAM Research Centre for Climate and Environment is unveiled on 21 August 2018. “I chose to portray the more unknown heroes in the Polar history who have explored the Arctic and Antractic”, Furunes says. Her subjects are botanist Hanna Resvol Holmsen who participated in the Svalbard expedition in 1907–08 to study to the island’s flora, and Per Savio, a sápmi who had substantial knowledge on the Arctic conditions and who worked as the caretaker of dogs at Carsten Borchrevink’s expedition in 1898–1900.

The portraits are based based on archival images of Resvol Holmsen and Savio. Furunes has perforated the images on aluminium and completely changed the scale of the source material: the works, mounted in the buildings atrium, measure up to 14 meters in height.

Jani Ruscica’s Flatlands at Helsinki Music Center

Jani Ruscica’s Flatlands will be performed by harpsichordist Matias Häkkinen, saxophonist Linda Fredriksson and electronic musician Sara Milazzo at Helsinki Music Centeron 16 August at 6 pm.

Flatlands is a combination of sound art, installation and an improvised concert. In the project three musical instruments were created based on visual sources from different historical periods. All three instruments are highly symbolic and embody the cultural values reflected in the imagery they are based on. The original images are associated with the notion of silencing. This makes sound – and thereby also hearing, listening and the act of being heard – the primary manners of reception. The three instruments also require their players to master entirely new techniques of playing.

Flatlands is commissioned by the Lönnström Art Museum.

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Silja Rantanen’s public work in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki

Silja Rantanen’s and Carolus Enckell’s (1945–2017) collaborative large-scale public work Så skimrande var aldrig havet in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, is completed. The total work of art is a composition of wall paintings and mosaics on the facade of the new apartment building Kvarteret Victoria.

The work was commissioned by the Kvarteret Victoria Foundation and its realisation was overseen by the Pro Artibus Foundation.

Heini Aho at Objekti 4

Heini Aho takes part in the group exhibition Objekti 4 in Espoon keskus. Objekti 4 is an outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture, installation and environmental art. The exhibition is on view from 14 June to 2 September 2018.

Jani Ruscica at the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Jani Ruscica’s Flatlands will premiere at the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art on 2-3 June 2018. Musicians Matias Häkkinen, Linda Fredriksson and Sara Milazzo will play the unforeseen musical instruments created in the project. Flatlands will be performed also at the Rauma Festivo chamber music festival in Rauma, Finland and at the Helsinki Music Center in August 2018. Flatlands is commissioned by Lönnström Art Museum.

In addition to Flatlands, Ruscica’s video installation Ring Tone (en plein air) will be on view at the Riga Biennial until 28 October 2018.

Heli Hiltunen and Anna Tuori at Galerie Forsblom

Heli Hiltunen and Anna Tuori participate in the group exhibition Verynice, Bloodygood at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki. The exhibition is curated by Marika Mäkelä and it strikes up a dialogue between artists born in different eras. Among the featured artists are also Ellen Thesleff, Marianna Uutinen, Emma Helle and more. The exhibition is on view from 25 May to 12 August 2018.

Elina Merenmies at Nordiska Akvarellmuseet

Elina Merenmies takes part in the group show Fusion at Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden. The exhibition opens on 29 April and is on view until 30 September 2018.

Jani Ruscica at UConn Contemporary Art Galleries

Jani Ruscica’s new project Fold in and Fall Flat is on view at UConn Contemporary Art Galleries from 2 April to 4 May 2018. The work brings together sculpture, puppetry, performance art, butcher block carved woodcut prints and a 3D CGI animation showing upon an oversized flat screen.

Ruscica is UConn’s 2017–2018 Raymond and Beverly Sqackler Artist-in-Residence, and the project is produced as part of the residency. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Residency is awarded every five years to an internationally renowned artist, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary practice.

Heini Aho at Turku Art Museum

Heini Aho’s solo exhibition Cure of All opens at Turku Art Museum on 23 March and is on view until 13 May 2018.

“Built in the Studio space in the Turku Art Museum, Cure of All is a visualisation that allows the audience to examine acts of rotation, expectation, excitation and release through the media of installation, video, motion, light and sound.”