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Last week Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt’s giant erection caused sensation in central Stockholm. Painted onto a graffiti wall on the side of a Kungsholmen apartment building organized by Kollektivet Livet, the mural will be covered up within a week following complaints – 5 months and 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Widely known for her portraits…

Maija Tammi is a Finnish artist and Doctor of Arts whose main media is photography. She began as a journalist but expanded her repertoire from journalism and photojournalism to art photography. This background seems to nuance her art as there is a strong feeling of research and looking at her subjects from unique perspectives. She…

With around 97 percent of its landmass uninhabited, Sweden is famous for its natural beauty – boasting 29 national parks and more than 4,000 nature reserves. Endless summer days foraging in the forest are practically engraved into the Swedish conscious, with collective guardianship of the environment written into the national constitution under Allemansrätten, guaranteeing public…

National Gallery of Iceland Iceland’s landscape teems with wart-covered trolls, mischievous elves, and ill-meaning ghosts. At least, that’s what traditional lore and folktales claim. In Ásgrímur Jónsson’s (1876-1958) “Kirriró og Dillidó,” the country’s fantastical creatures are given clear form in a collection of sketches, oils and watercolors that draws inspiration from the mystical realm. Each…

“The best place to hide anything is in plain sight” -Edgard Alla Poe   From February 2 to March 10, at the Kunsthall Charlottenborg space in Copenhagen, many works of numerous different artists were exhibited, for the annual “Spring Exhibition MMXVII 2”. By visiting this exhibition, it is possible to have different and multiple suggestions…

To mark the 100th birthday of legendary director Ingmar Bergman this 2018, Hallwylska Museet presents “Bergman på Modet”, a stones’ throw from Ingmar Bergman plats in shiny Östermalm. Co- produced with SCFI/Stockholm Costume & Fashion Institute, Bergman på modet displays among photos and drawings, costumes which shape the alleged “Bergman female” from a number of…

Cristina Cotofana’s art draws her viewers into an intricate world where folklore and raw Icelandic landscapes are interwoven and viewed from the perspective of a squirrel, pixie or sprite. Unsuspecting treasures are highlighted in colors and standout in the contrast of black pen-strokes. Her strokes and use of negative space reveal her affinity for wood…

Ceramic artist Rut Bryk’s (1916-1999) exhibition The Magic Box 26.1.-13.5.2018 at Turku Art Museum.  The exhibition has been named after one of the smallest works of the exhibition, a palm- sized tile puzzle, but the whole exhibition is just as a magic box. Art historian Harri Kalha has written a wonderful and in-depth book about…

It is one of the fundamental laws of life that everything is continually transformed into its opposite.” -Osho “Urgent” is the exhibition hosted in one of Malmo´s major exhibition spaces, with a display of about twenty works by the Swedish artist Ulf Rollof, and curated by Iris Muller. The Moderna Museet of Malmo, which hosts…

You who have made the law, whoever you are, obey the law -Pittaco The “Law Shifters” exhibition will take place from 11th January until 13th May. A real experience not to be missed, in one of the main and major galleries of Copenhagen. Located right in the heart of the city, in the middle of…

If you visit Turku and become hungry of art after the closing of galleries and museums, then turn right towards Jarrumiehenkatu 3, near the main railway station. The likeable Galleria Jänis is the only window gallery in Turku that offers art for viewing regardless of the time of day. Galleria Jänis is an artist-driven non-profit…

Do you realize if it were not for Edison we´d be watching TV by candlelight? – At Boliska Being there is the contemporary art exhibition that takes place in the famous Luisiana Museum (Humlebæk) from 10 October 2017, until 25 February 2018. For those who are not aware of the countless qualities of this exhibition…

Bring art to your life! Choose an art work that will make you happy, fascinate you day after day or remind you of what is important in life. Even one art work is the start of the collection! It is easy to buy art; it is enough that you like the art work and the…

Ola Kolehmainen has prepared a very calming and breath-taking experience in his photographic exhibition Sacred Spaces together with the composer Petros Aleksandros Paukkunen. Paukkunen has composed the spatial sound installation Heavenscape – Architecture of Infinity, which is played at certain times in the exhibition area. Also, the walls are painted in different colours carefully planned to…

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”  Gary Snyder The exhibition “The Water” is an original and unmissable event at The Cisterns of Frederiksberg for a duration of almost a year (it will end the 2nd of February). This particular event allows us to explore the areas just outside the center of…

Exploring the Bodybuilding exhibition at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art 20.10.2017 – 14.1.2018.In the exhibition, the theme of body presenting and experiencing is approached through eleven artists; videos, installations and audio/dance installations. The artists of the exhibition: Artor Jesus Inkerö, Essi Kausalainen, Reija Meriläinen, Sini Pelkki & Jani Ruscica, Aurora Reinhard, Iiu Susiraja, Niina…

  Often sculpture art remains quite unnoticed in the middle of the busy everyday life. City centres and plazas would look quite different if all sculpture art was to be taken away, but rarely we stop to examine statues in peace. Pekka Kauhanen talks about this on a documentary displayed in his exhibition in Helsinki…

“Bakunin’s Barricade”, Ahmet Öğüt, 2015/2017. Installation view: ‘No Protest Lost’, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2017. Photo by Vignola Gregorio. “Originality is the best form of rebellion.” ―Mike Sasso, “Being Human: Everything you didn’t want to know about life” Also important for the artist himself, “NO PROTEST LOST” is the first solo show on Danish soil. The Kurdish artist Ahmet Öğüt,…

  The idea of including users in the design process begun in the 1970’s and has since developed from taking users’ opinions into account into participatory design where the community itself takes part in design workshops. Participatory design is a fundamental part of functional design as it is the users who know their needs when…

A new private initiative KOHTA – kunsthalle opened in November in Helsinki’s Kalasatama (Fish harbour). The initiative was created by a group of Finnish international artists Martti Aiha, Magdalena Åberg, Thomas Nyqvist, Nina Roos and Hans Rosenström who were joined by curator and writer Anders Kreuger and filmmaker and lecturer Richard Misek to cooperate in…

Katve (Sacred sites), Photographic Centre Peri. Photo: Hannu Seppälä Lilli Haapala’s exhibition Katve (Sacred sites) takes place in Turku in the Photographic Centre Peri 1.12.-30.12. In this exhibition, you can walk into a very intriguing world of nature experiences that are not quite what they might look like at first sight and that can make…