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June 10, 2014

You are surely aware of what is going on in Russia today. There were the Olympic Games in Sochi, with all the commotion about slave labour, unimaginably high costs and corruption, and the recent occupation of Crimea, now said to have willingly joined the Russian Federa...

July 31, 2013

Ålands Andelsslakteri, Gölby, 1.6 - 16.8

 

Meet Art is an exhibition by the B7 Baltic Islands Network, where artists from seven islands in the baltic sea meets to make site specific art. This time around they have an exhibition in an old slaughterhouse in Gölby, Jomala o...

May 28, 2013

United Juins, 23.5-20.6.2013

 

United Juins creatives is a new collaboration between fashion designer Aki Luomanpää, artist Ana Gutieszca, and creative designer Nikodeemus Toukola. Derrida’s Bestiary is the first art exhibition, as far as I know.
Gutie...

May 28, 2013

Or is it?

 

It is much easier to like art than dislike art. Why? Because you have to justify your opinion when you do not like a certain work of art, whereas if you like something it is as simple as that - you just like it and no one questions it.
Well, this is rather si...

March 7, 2013

Forum Box, 1 - 24.3

Tommi Matikkas video Things I’ve Seen is shown in the so called mediabox in Forum Box during Matti Peltokangas exhibition. The music from the video spreads out in the whole gallery, and it works very well with Peltokangas’ sculptures and installation...

March 7, 2013

Forum Box, 1 - 24.3

Matti Peltokangas (b. 1952) is an old fox in the Finnish art context. He is a sculptor, and has made many public works of art, monuments, coins and the likes. Dreams and News (title freely translated by me) contains both new works and older ones.
The...

March 3, 2013

Ever since the concept of art as we know it was developed in the 18th century – when art forms such as music, painting and sculpting were collected under the title art – the classification of any particular work of art as good or bad has been heavily discussed along wi...

March 1, 2013

Galleria FAFA, 14.2 - 3.3

I wasn't going to write about this exhibition because it closes on sunday. I only went there myself today, to make sure I don't miss it - and it is fabulous! Not everything of course. It is a group exhibition, and the quality varies from work t...

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