Jacob Dahlgren and Noora Schroderus at WAM

Jacob Dahlgren and Noora Schroderus take part in the Spectrum – Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Art exhibition at WAM Turku City Art Museum. 

The exhibition features a wide-ranging offering of contemporary art, including photography and videography, installation, sculpture and rya rug, from 16 artists. The artworks deal with the diversity of gender and sexuality, identity development and experiences with discrimination, but also liberation, pleasure, intimacy and caring. With Spectrum, the museum is taking a stand on equality and introducing new voices. The exhibition, running through 9 January 2022, is arranged in co-operation with the artists, experience experts and associations.

Image: Noora Schroderus, Nauhahiomakone, 2006, fabric, cotton wool, stainless steel

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Ars Fennica nominee Anne-Karin Furunes at Hämeenlinna Art Museum

Anne-Karin Furunes was nominated as one of the shortlisted Ars Fennica 2021 candidates in August 2021. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ars Fennica, Finland’s most prestigious art prize, Hämeenlinna Art Museum showcases a selection of the works by the nominees. The winner will be announced on 10 February 2022. The anniversary exhibition runs from 15 October 2021 until 3 April 2022.

“A repeating theme in Anne-Karin Furunes’ art is that of the female character victim to historic events beyond her control. She uses different archives to search for pictures that move her. These small photographs, originally taken for bureaucratic purposes, are enlarged into paintings often over two metres in height. What she discovers in the archives are the human beings behind the historical destinies that they have been subjected to.”

“The technique that Anne-Karin Furunes uses is based on piercing holes of various sizes into canvas or paper by hand. (…) She has developed this technique for about three decades and today masters it to the minutest detail. (…) The picture becomes an event, a moment of communication between the eyes of the portrayed person and the viewer. The layers of historical events disappear as we face the gaze of another human being.”
– Maaretta Jaukkuri

Photo: Petra Kotro

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Gallery Talks: Tanja Koljonen, Jyrki Siukonen, Marko Vuokola

Welcome to the Gallery Talks event on Thursday 14 October at 4 pm. Curators Marko Vuokola and Jyrki Siukonen, with artist Tanja Koljonen, will discuss their current group exhibition ‘Drawing a Tiger’ at the gallery. The event will be in Finnish.

If you are feeling even slightly ill, please postpone your visit. We warmly recommend to use a facemask.