The Jyväskylä Art Museum
E X H I B I T I O N S  
HOLVI Kauppakatu 23, tel. 014-626 856

Centre for Printmaking and Galleria Harmonia exhibitions on own page.

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– Jan 6.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Urho Lehtinen, Mutual Support

Jan 9. – Feb 3.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Annina Sarja

– Feb 10.   Holvi
Aino-Kaarina Pajari, Carborundi
Retrospective Exhibition

Feb 6. – Mar 2.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Anna Ruth
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHT DAYS Car drawings of Finland
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Feb 22. – May 4.   Holvi
Mitki in Finland
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Mar 5. – Mar 30.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Matka kotiin / The Way Home

Apr 2. – May 4.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
John Court -Drawings
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May 5. – Sep 7.   Holvi
Summer Guests

Pekka Pitkänen and Samuli Heimonen

Guests of Centre for Printmaking

  • Vadim Brodsky (Germany)
  • Dean Dass (USA)
  • Karen Kunc (USA)
  • Brian Maguire (Ireland)
  • Keith McinTyre (Great Britain)
  • Ibrahim Miranda (Cuba)
  • Priit Pärn (Estonia)
  • Takashi Tanaka (Japan)
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    Sep 17. – Oct 26.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
    Born - Unborn
    Kaija-Leena Kaijaluoto´s project

    Sep 20. – Nov 23.   Holvi
    Jari Haanperä
    Artificial Light Connections

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    Oct 29. – Nov 16.   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
    Live Herring -net art
    Live Herring 2008 homepage

    Dec 5. – Jan 25.2009   Holvi
    Päivi Reiman - Landscape Inside
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    Nov 19. – Jan 4.2009   Holvi, The Lower Gallery
    PAINe - art made by young ones

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    Nov 28 - Jan 6, 2008 HOLVI
    Urho Lehtinen – Mutual Support

    This autumn arrives with the 120th anniversary of Urho Lehtinen's (1887-1982) birth. We commemorate the artist by directing our gaze at his homestead and the images of his loved ones. His beloved atelier home, Pälvelä, and the beautiful houses and idyllic gardens of the Jyväskylä of his time were documented in his work. The blaze of the blooming garden of Pälvelä brought rich and vibrant colours into his work.
    The artist's spouse, Anneli Lehtinen, and his granddaughter Outi Markkanen have participated in the making of the exhibition.

    Related events in Finnish:
    Fri 30.11 at 4.30pm Afternoon Tea with Louna Lahti MA, who leads the audience into conversation about the book published on the artist. Free admission.
    Fri 4.1.2008 at 4.30pm Afternoon Tea with relatives of the artist. Free admission.


    Dec 8 - Feb 17, 2008 HOLVI
    Aino-Kaarina Pajari - Carborundi
    Retrospective Exhibition

    - Carborundum is a printmaking technique that landed in Finland in the late 1980's, where the printmaking plate is painted with a mixture of glue and carborundum sand. My first works with this technique were prints made from thickly painted plates with undiluted paint. With time, the prints have become more delicate. Controlled coincidences frequent in my current work. I might think of a certain colour; the sodden chill conferred by an autumn storm, a beach gilded orange by the sun, a longing that paints the sky black... The paths I treaded with my dog have transformed into abstract patterns. I moved to Jyväskylä in 1996, and started working at the Jyväskylä Centre of Printmaking. The exhibition celebrates my 10-year anniversary in the city and offers an overview of my "Carborundi". Text by Aino-Kaarina Pajari.

    Related events in Finnish:
    Sun 9.12.2007 at 4pm Rundi 2, Carborundum Dance. Aino-Kaarina Pajari, Noora Nenonen (dance), Anja Mauranen (music). Free admission.
    Sun 18.1.2008 at 4.30pm Afternoon Tea with Aino-Kaarina Pajari. Improvisations by Anja Mauranen & Noora Nenonen. Free admission.
    Fri 25.1.2008 at 4.30pm-6.00pm Guided Tour by Aino-Kaarina Pajari. Free admission.
    Fri 8.2.2008 at 4.30pm Afternoon Tea with Aino-Kaarina Pajari. Improvisations by Anja Mauranen & Noora Nenonen. Free admission.


    Tue-Sun from 11am to 6pm, HOLVI
    Jyrki Markkanen, Mens' Room – Installation

    For a year now, the women have been powdering their nose under the chandeliers in Marja Kolu's installation Ladies' Room. To attract the opposite sex, Jyrki Markkanen has created the Mens' Room, which draws inspiration from the jubilant union of men and cars.
    The artists sees his object, The VW Beetle, as a positive phenomenon in the world of cars with its timeless design and the simple yet resilient technology. The Beetle is like a four-wheeled moped. It brings a spot of colour amidst the aggressive, grey traffic. On the downside, it's a smelly source of pollution like all the other cars.
    - I have been shooting VW Beetles for 25 years. Little by little, the Beetleheads, drivers and owners have moved into the spotlight. For them, the Beetle is a companion and a member of the family. Their stories and memories are a part of our recent history.
    In the ceiling of the Men's Room there is a transparent image of a Beetle printed on acrylic. You can spot the Beetle in all corners of the world in the nostalgic 60's and 70's post cards that twine the walls. For a perfect finish, you can select your favourite tunes from the old Blaupunkt car radio embedded into the dashboard.


    Oct 11 - Nov 25 HOLVI
    The Annnual Exhibition of the Jyväskylä Artists’ Association
    Jun 9 - Sep 30 HOLVI
    LUMO ´07 – ’us’
    The 7th International Photography Triennial
    also in Galleria Harmonia, Hannikaisenkatu 39 and The Museum of Central Finland, Alvar Aallon katu 7


    Apr 25 - May 27 HOLVI
    New Donations in the Collection of the Association of Finnish Printmakers
    Mar 10 - May 20 HOLVI
    Contemporary Finnish Art from the Collection of Jenny and Antti Whuri Foundation


    Feb 17 - Apr 22 - May 20 HOLVI
    Kain Tapper - Notes from the Journey


    Through Feb 25 HOLVI
    Harald Karsten: DadaMax – Flights of Thoughts


    Jan 10 - Feb 11 HOLVI
    Art for a Long Life – Project for Senior Citizens


    Through Jan 7 HOLVI
    Anja Santala – Autumn Tints and Harvest