Tag Archives: Helsinki

Cyclist’s Hell(sinki)?

Helsinki is getting more snow – and the city bikes are feeling lonely.

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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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Hooded crow having lunch

Hooded crow (Corvus cornix, varis in Finnish) is one of the most intelligent and adaptable birds. Here one is having yogurt (and probably reading daily news afterwards), and the other eating cherries stolen from a market vendor. Pictures taken close to Helsinki … Continue reading

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Silmät – Emma Ainala – Eyes

Kun sain Helsinki Contemporary -gallerialta kutsun Emman Ainalan (s. 1989) “Sensual World” -näyttelyn avajaisiin viime torstaina, epäröin. En tuntenut häntä enkä hänen töitään, Ja näyttelyiden avajaiset ovat usein tungokseen asti täynnä, mikä ei useinkaan ole paras hetki tutustua esillä oleviin töihin. Emma … Continue reading

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Interiors of a former mental hospital

Lapinlahti mental hospital in Helsinki was the oldest in Finland and one of the oldest European psychiatric care institutions, now under renovation. It was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel and served as hospital from 1841 to 2008. Today it is getting a new live … Continue reading

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Art for December 23rd: Fairy tales

Just wondering, what kind of fairy tales sculptor Mi Kuoppa (CV in Finnish) had in her mind when she created this bronze statue Bambi’s Fairy (Bambin haltiatar)? Photographed on November 2013 in Galleria 4-kuus in Helsinki (blogged earlier with additional photos). Art picture … Continue reading

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Art for December 16th: Ladies in bronze

A team of massive bronze ladies Las Meninas (2006) conquered the main esplanade of Helsinki in 2007. They were made by Manolo Valdés (Artnet, Wikipedia), a Spanish painter and sculptor. (Starting today 16th of December 2015 until 1st of January 2016 … Continue reading

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Tom Molloy’s Protest

Tom Molloy is an Irish artist living in France. Modern art museum Kiasma in Helsinki shows tiny photographs he has cut out from newspapers and internet prints. These hundreds of ‘real life paper dolls’ are squeezed on a ten meter … Continue reading

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Ai Wei Wei Helsingissä – nyt!

Kerroin blogissani reilu vuosi sitten kiinalaisen yhteiskunta-aktivistin ja taiteilijan Ai Wei Wein suurnäyttelystä Berliinissä. Summary: The works of Chinese activist and artist Ai Wei Wei will be shown in Helsinki Art Museum during 25 September 2015 – 28 February 2016 – a good reason to … Continue reading

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Under the rain, in front of the Old Market Hall in Helsinki

Last week we had an exceptionally rainy day in Helsinki. I had a photo shooting job near the Old Market Hall, a job which I had to do though the timing was far from perfect. On the way I met this lady, … Continue reading

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