Jan 9. – Feb 3. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
– Feb 10. Holvi
Aino-Kaarina Pajari, Carborundi
Feb 6. – Mar 2. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHT DAYS Car drawings of Finland
Feb 22. – May 4. Holvi
Mitki in Finland
Mar 5. – Mar 30. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Matka kotiin / The Way Home
Apr 2. – May 4. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
John Court -Drawings
May 5. – Sep 7. Holvi
Pekka Pitkänen and Samuli Heimonen
Guests of Centre for Printmaking
Sep 17. – Oct 26. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Born - Unborn
Kaija-Leena Kaijaluoto´s project
Sep 20. – Nov 23. Holvi
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
Nov 19. – Jan 4.2009 Holvi, The Lower Gallery
PAINe - art made by young ones
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.
- 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.
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.