LAND OF SNOW – FROM A SNOW-COVERED WINTER IDYLL TO DEPICTING A MODERN WINTER
Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
Welcome to the Land of Snow! Organized together with The Rovaniemi Art Museum this exhibition reaches from late 1900th century’s snow-covered winter idyll to the depiction of modern winter.
The exhibition challenges the viewer to consider: what does winter signify to Finnish people? Has its significance changed over the years? How has man influenced the being of winter? How do tourists experience the wintry nature and has the exoticism of the Finnish winter retained its attraction?
The exhibition is curated by Hilkka Liikkanen from the Rovaniemi Art Museum and there will be over 70 artworks of 40 artists. The time span of the exhibition extends from 19th century up to 2000s.
The exhibition is composed of the collections of the Association of the Finnish Fine Art Foundations (STSY). The members of the STSY are UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation, Art Foundation Merita, the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, the Fortum Art Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, and Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation. Now the pearls of these collections are displayed for the first time together in Rovaniemi. The exhibition has been carried out in cooperation of the Rovaniemi Art Museum and the members of the STSY.
CHILD AND NATURE
A pop-up exhibition at Hanaholmen Cultural Centre’s Gallery
February 2nd–March 23th 2018
This pop-up exhibition is organised by the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations (STSY). The works on show, selected from the collections of five different art foundations, are devoted to children and nature. The exhibition includes rarely seen paintings and sculptures from artists such as Ferdinand von Wright, Ellen Thesleff, Hugo Simberg, Pekka Halonen and Werner Thomé.
The exhibition is free of charge and intended for primary school groups, which will be offered a chance to pre-book free guided tours on weekdays. Other visitors can explore the exhibition on Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00 and during week 8 (Mon–Sat 10.00–14.00).
The exhibition features works from the following members of the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations: the Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Fortum Art Foundation, the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, Art Foundation Merita and UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation.
The exhibition is produced by the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations and curated by Anu Kehusmaa from Art Foundation Merita.
Open for school groups Mon–Fri 10.00–14.00 and for other visitors on Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00 and during week 8.
Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre (Hanasaarentie 5, 02100 Espoo, Finland)