New exhibitions opening in Kunsthalle Turku

Posted on 28.3.2019

Kunsthalle Turku’s current exhibitions:

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi / The Loss of Small Details

The starting point for the exhibition was the 3D scanning of a 100-year-old house. The rooms and items were only partially recorded, leaving the 3D models full of holes. Still, it felt that fragmented 3D models were a great offset for my pieces. The errors produced by new technology act as a metaphor for the fragility and transience of life and memories. The object is displayed as a shape and an image from various angles in a manner similar to Cubism.

Suorajärvi is a Helsinki-based sculptor who graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. For a long time, she has based her work on the presentation of time and movement in sculptures, as well as various themes concerning the impermanence of life. Her latest pieces feature various digital techniques.

Jenni Haili / On Seeing

On Seeing is a darkroom-type installation that explores seeing and being seen in society. While our experience of the world is extremely visualised, we are more and more likely to dismiss people, issues and events if they are not directly connected to our own lives. When working on the piece, Haili challenged herself to face the people we ignore on a daily basis, never actually seeing them. In the installation, the portraits are first presented in the undeveloped form of a photograph. The viewer initially encounters the individuals through their own thoughts.

Haili, a visual artist based in Helsinki, graduated in 2011 from the photography programme of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her work emphasises the thematics of displaying and concealing. The technique and the characteristics of the materials play a role in the content of the piece.

Jenni Haili develops black and white photographs for her exhibition on Thursday 28 March at 6.30 pm and on Saturdays 30 March, 6 and 13 April at 1 pm for about 1-2 hours at a time. The performance takes place at the gallery.

Antti Pussinen / Lissajous Black & White

In mathematics and physics, Lissajous curves are graphs that depict oscillation and waves and compare the frequency and intensity of two waves.

In a vacuum, energy travels as electromagnetic waves, as oscillating electric and magnetic fields. The combined, reflective and other effects of these energies mould our environment and reality, as well as our visual and auditory sensations.

In these pieces, I study the creation of surfaces and shapes that appear to be simultaneously organic and artificial in images generated using wave patterns. The pieces have been created by directing the cathode ray of modified CRT televisions with sound waves and other electric waves instead of a video signal.

Welcome to the exhibition opening in the presence of the artists on Thursday 28 March from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibitions are on until 21 April 2019.