Kasvu, tillväxt, growth MAY-SEPTEMBER

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Wild, untamed, organic, mathematical, therapeutic, aesthetically pleasing, urban… The Summer Exhibition which opens on the 14th of May 2016 in the Copper Smithy of Fiskars introduces altogether 45 different interpretations of the exhibition theme, “Growth”. Growth can literally mean the process of something increasing in size; something that has grown or is growing in the countryside or in an urban environment; or a child that grows in to an adult… A large amount of the pieces on show will be exhibited for the first time. 

Growth means change, opportunity and maturing – and this is presented in the way the exhibition is put together. Some of the selected works will continue to grow after the exhibition has opened. Marit Roland’s (NO) paper installation will be complete on the 21st of May and a textile installation from Deepa Panchamia towards the end of the summer. Sanna Ritvanen creates a participatory work of art in collaboration with the audience outside the actual exhibition space on the 18th of June. Inventorium, a dance piece created by Saine Ensemble, will be presented on numerous occations during the whole length of the summer exhibition, both as live act and video recording of the performance. This piece will be performed live for the first time at the opening party on the 14th of  May. 

The contributors for the exhibition are playing with, amongst other things, human hair and alternating dimensions in their pieces. One can also read deeper social and personal interpretations into the theme – it’s not always easy to grow. Ron Nordstrom’s thought provoking work about forming an identity or taking a role in society is already growing in social media: https://www.instagram.com/ron.nordstrom/. Glass artist Camilla Moberg has tested her own limits by creating a glass sculpture based on a local multicultural project. The contributors, mainly immigrants share all a dream of a permanent home in Finland. 

The exhibition is hosted by The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars – Onoma. The Cooperative was founded in 1996 and thus, the exhibition simultaneously celebrates it’s 20th anniversary. 

INFORMATION:

Guide and group bookings Fiskarsinfo/Tel. +358 19 2777 504/fiskarsvillageinfo@fiskars.com

Exhibition producer Veera Pekkinen (née Jalava)/Tel. +358 45 885 9979/veera@onoma.fi 

Gallery Katja Hagelstam/Tel. +358 40 591 5453/katja@lokalhelsinki.com