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About photorealism

“As a full-fledged art movement, Photorealism evolved from Pop Art and as a counter to Abstract Expressionism as well as Minimalist art movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United States. Photorealists use a photograph or several photographs to gather the … Continue reading

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Ernesto Neto in Kiasma

Gigantic colorful crochet installations! Made by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. You have to see and experience (yes, you can ‘go in’ of some of those) them with your own senses: “Through his art, Neto offers a moment of respite from the bustle … Continue reading

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Art from Trash installation exhibition

Some weeks ago I blogged about an environmental art project in connection with the cleaning of the shores of the Gulf of Finland in Helsinki, Tallinn and Turku. The collected debris and trash was then used to create installations according the concept created by artist Kristiina … Continue reading

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Erki Kasemets’ performance art day in Loviisa

Erki Kasemets is an Estonian artist who divides his creative activities into four categories: 1) documenting his private life, 2) polygon theatre, 3) trash art, and 4) performances. He has a keen interest in machines, kinetic art, games and inventing rules for games, … Continue reading

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“one misfortune at a time”

The latest exhibition of sculptor Pekka Jylhä, “We Have Inherited Hope – the Gift of Forgetting”, is now in Helsinki Contemporary gallery until 3 April 2016. The artist tells that the trigger for these artworks was the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo on 7 … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei HAMissa vielä helmikuun ajan

Olen jo kaksi kertaa blogannut kiinalaisesta yhteiskunta-aktivistista ja taiteilijasta Ai Weiweista. Kolmas kerta vielä, hyvää on mukava ‘markkinoida’. Ai Weiwein näyttely Helsingin taidemuseossa HAMissa Tennispalatsissa on esillä vielä tämän helmikuun ajan. Kannattaa käydä. Kannattaa ehdottomasti tutustua teosten esittelyihin, niin saat niistä … Continue reading

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New Year 2016 starts with Pekka Jylhä

Cave on an island beach (2013) by Pekka Jylhä (Web site, Wikipedia (Finnish). Pekka Jylhä is one of the best know artists in Finland – and for good reasons! With this picture I wish Happy New Year 2016 to all my … Continue reading

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Art for the last day of 2015: Disobedience

One day (2011) by Jani Leinonen (website, Wikipedia in Finnish), the Headmaster of the School of Disobedience in Kiasma, the contemporary art museum of Finland. I took this picture (a side note: the sentence was originally written by Jean Jacques Rousseau) in October … Continue reading

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Art for December 29th: Thousands of ball bearings

Wave of Matter (2012), a steel ball bearing installation by Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen (website, Wikipedia in Finnish) in EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art. I took this mesmerizing video in January 2014.   Art picture every day until 1 … Continue reading

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Art for December 28th: Portraying the nation

“Retratando la nación” (1961) is a work of Mexican artist Jóse Chávez Morado (1909-2002).  A man is photographing (filming?) the mother (?) hiding her face with a child. What is the message? Wikipedia tells: “Morado promoted the social and political principles … Continue reading

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