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Group exhibition: Selected Works

An exhibition will be seen at Helsinki Contemporary in July, as the second Selected Works group show will bring to the gallery a selection of works from current contemporary artists: Ville Andersson, Lukas Göthman, Heidi Lampenius, Rauha Mäkilä and Perttu Saksa. A new video work by Tuomas A. Laitinen will be seen as part of …
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Brutal tenderness

Roland Persson’s solo exhibition brutal tenderness fills Helsinki Contemporary in June with an uncanny version of reality. In his new works, Persson delves deep into the structures of the human-built world, and our ways of experiencing it, existing in it.
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Lukas Göthman & Michael Johansson ”Repetitions”

Helsinki Contemporary’s year ends with Repetitions, a joint exhibition of two prominent Swedish artists, Lukas Göthman and Michael Johansson. The artists work with different media – painting and sculptural installation – but both approach their subjects through the act of repetition. The works in the exhibition are in dialogue with…
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Valohahmot, haaksirikko

Kaarlo Stauffer’s Valohahmot, haaksirikko (Figures of Light, Shipwreck) exhibition brings together a set of works that has been in progress since 2017. These large-format representational paintings show human figures in various everyday situations in which a surprizing element creates a tension: Where does realism end and fantasy begin? The figures…
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Gonzaga Yellow

Gonzaga Yellow is Aki Turunen’s debut appearance at Helsinki Contemporary. This body of works made using various techniques on canvas and paper fills the gallery’s front room with pure colours, and with several different series of works. The background to the exhibition is autumn 2019, which Turunen spent at the…
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Chart Art Fair

Helsinki Contemporary presents at CHART Art Fair 2020 De-centred edition a curated duo of works by Rauha Mäkilä and Camilla Vuorenmaa. This year's edition of CHART Art Fair takes place in 28 leading art galleries across five Nordic capitals from 28-30 August. Special events take place in each gallery. Adapting to a changed…
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DEAR

Rauha Mäkilä’s DEAR with its radiant paintings and lived moments launches our autumn season. This exhibition of new works on canvas is Mäkilä’s fifth solo show at Helsinki Contemporary.In these works Mäkilä carries on her depiction of her family and of everyday moments. As the title says, those seen on …
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Shore to Shore

This September, Miikka Vaskola’s Shore to Shore exhibition brings new paintings and sculptures to Helsinki Contemporary. The paintings, made in earthy tones on canvas, occupy the middle ground between abstract and figurative, exploring the limits of our perception. The artist’s gaze sweeps from a universal to a microcosm scale, outside…
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Felt Certainties

Helsinki Contemporary is delighted to host Olli Piippo’s solo exhibition Felt Certainties in June. This is Piippo’s second solo showing at Helsinki Contemporary and all the paintings are new. Present here are elements both of his earlier working process that leaned towards figurative expression and of his previous, purely abstract,…
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JUKKA RUSANEN. Luonnos

Jukka Rusanen has given his latest solo exhibition the title Luonnos (Sketch) This refers to the idea that the artistic process is still ongoing, and that all works and exhibitions are sketches for a world. He does not want to declare anything final: an exhibition is a possibility, not a…
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Anna Retulainen. Encounters

Anna Retulainen's latest exhibition is called Encounters (Kohtaamisia). Her new series of works consists of ten paintings of equal size (160x200), which initially appear to be more or less abstract, but on closer inspection reveal themselves to be figurative works depicting various spaces. Knowing the artist’s way of working, it…
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GROUP EXHIBITION WORKING ON IT

Helsinki Contemporary’s year starts with Working on it, a group exhibition bringing together ten international contemporary artists. The exhibition asks, what is the role and potential of the artist and contemporary art in our time, marked by big changes. It strives to bring beauty and solace – a shared and…
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MIKKO HINTZ & INGA MELDERE. Hidden matter

As the final exhibition of 2019 Helsinki Contemporary has the pleasure to present Hidden matter, a duo show with Mikko Hintz and Inga Meldere. The artists have worked in parallel with new works, under the same title but still creating two independent series of works.
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Heli Rekula. DRUNKEN GODS AND A BOX OF COLOURS

At the heart of the exhibition are memories. Memory, remembering and memories are intrinsic to the nature of photography. An artist's book will be published in conjuction with the exhibition A book launch and discussion with Heli Rekula and professor Hanna Joensuu will be held at the gallery.
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The Shape of Things to Come

Helsinki Contemporary’s autumn season starts off with Eeva-Riitta Eerola’s The Shape of Things to Come. This exhibition of new paintings is her third solo appearance at the gallery. Eerola’s works continue her investigation into the experiences of perception and recognition, and now the motifs in her paintings take a step…
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