March 26, 2015

Paths that Cross - group exhibition in Cable Factory in Helsinki

For the first time ever, Nordic Art School and Free Art School from Helsinki are showing work in a group exhibition. The title of the exhibition – Paths that Cross refer to planned and unexpected meeting points between people and events in time, inviting to contemplate over the ideas of coincidence, determinacy and faith.

Emma Ahlgren to the left, Martin Åhlin and Sanna Vehkapuro

Hannes Johansson to the left, Samuel Moilanen, Jenna Kähönen and Daniela Haglund
In interpretation of these themes, the artworks made by the students from both schools vary broadly by ideas, mediums and techniques. The different approaches of these 24 artists are original and brave: some of them are deeply personal, the other ones deal with such serious and ambitious themes as religion, identity and memory. The subjects of the artworks range from humorous to melancholy, from abstract to straightforward, from immateriality to rough reality, creating interesting conversations on several levels.

Thomas Nykvist to the left, and participating students
Participating students from Nordic Art School: Emma Ahlgren, Anu Corin, Daniela Haglund, Fanny Hallgren, Nicole Hjelt & Barbara Jazbec, Hannes Johansson, Tina Jokitalo, Laura Keronen, Jenna Kähönen, Samuel Moilanen, Jone Mutka, Iida-Sofia Pätsi, Sanna Vehkapuro,  Martin Åhlin

Participating artists from Free Art School: Elise Enckell,Lotta Hamunen, Sini Hodju, Aino Kangas, Salla Keränen, Helene Lillgäls, Nana Rämö, Anni Terävä, Anna Ypyä

Exhibition curator: Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo, fine artist born in Estonia, living in Finland. She is teaching at the University of Fine Arts and at the Nordic Art School.

Fanny Hallgren in her performance, under her installation
Exhibition is open 26.3 - 5.4, Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.., Saturdays and Sundays from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Cable Factory, Valsaamo, Tallberginkatu 1 B, Helsinki.