Six young Finnish artists' joint exhibition Fin(n)ish will open in Chelsea in June. The exhibition will present the works of Ville Andersson, Hanna Kanto, Katri Mononen, Aleksi Tammi, Timo Vaittinen and Ea Vasko.
Opening reception on June 26, 6–8 PM
547 W 27 Street | No. 514
New York, NY 10001
Marita Liulia's and Thomas Xenakis' joint exhibition will open at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, Maryland. Thomas Xenakis is a DC-based artist. His quest is “to bring the realms of sacred and secular art together”. Finnish artist Marita Liulia works with several media including painting, photography and short film, which are all encompassed by the themes of gold and tranquility. She celebrated her 30 year anniversary as an artist in a recent exhibit, Golden Silence, at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, DC.
Free Opening Reception
Thursday, June 26, 7 - 8PM
June 14, 2014 - July 27, 2014
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224
Textile Artist Aino Kajaniemi’s work will be exhibited at Textile Center in Minneapolis. Using weaving as her technique, Kajaniemi creates bold and dramatic tapestries, often depicting moments of every-day life and people and their emotions in a symbolistic setting. Finland’s Textile Artist of the year 2010, her work has been exhibited solo and collectively throughout Europe.
Dreams and Memories: Contemporary Tapestries
Joan Mondale Gallery
3000 University Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55414
Mon - Thurs 10:00 - 7:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 5:00
The Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. will host an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marimekko's Unikko (poppy) pattern. Designed by Maija Isola in 1964, Unikko is one of the most iconic patterns of the Finnish Marimekko design company.
The story goes that Unikko was created after Marimekko’s founder Armi Ratia had announced the company would never use floral patterns in their fabrics. She thought flowers were more beautiful in nature than on fabric. Nevertheless, Isola’s graphic and distinctive poppy designs seemed like something new to Ratia, and once she saw them she immediately wanted to include them in Marimekko’s collection, where it has been ever since.
Celebrating 50 Years of Unikko
May 24 - June 29 Open during the weekends 10 am - 4 pm
(excluding the Midsummer weekend of June 21st to 22nd)
Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington D.C. 20008
Image: Unikko Double Decker in New York City © Marimekko
Residency Unlimited will host an evening of screenings and discussion Artist and Scientist in the Disappearing Worlds between Artist and Residency Unlimited resident Liinu Grönlund and Dr. Christopher J. Raxworth. Raxworth is Associate Curator at the American Museum of Natural History and Grönlund is currently working on a film that examines conservation challenges and issues of habitat loss in Madagascar. Together they will discuss the intersections between scientific research and artistic approaches, and how art can serve as a means of making a difference.
Wednesday May 21, 2014
360 Court Street #4 (big green doors)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts opens an exhibition showcasing Finnish design from the last 15 years. Finland: Designed Environments exhibition marvels the explosion of creativity of contemporary Finnish design through over twenty objects and projects. Finnish design thinking is presented in the form of furniture, fashion, craft, architecture and urbanism and submissions from the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year.
Finland: Designed Environments
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
Open Tue-Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11 am - 5pm
May 10 through August 17, 2014
Sculptor Anssi Taulu is taking part in an Artist Residency Bootcamp talk at the Queens Museum. At the event artists affiliated with the Queens Museum and their guests share their experiences working abroad and answer the audience's questions about the residency process in general.
The featured artists are Sol Aramendi (Argentina to Istanbul), Nung-Hsin Hu(Taiwan to Berlin), Aya Imamura (Japan to Utica), Jia-Jen Lin (Taiwan to Utica), Anssi Taulu (Finland to Utica).
Artists Residency Bootcamp
Second Floor Theater
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
1 - 3 PM
Scandinavia house presents Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People exhibition in May. Curated by the Tromsø University Museum and Northern Norway Art Museum, the exhibition examines the history, identity, politics and visual culture of the Sámi. The exhibition consists of works by eight contemporary artists from Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People
Scandinavia House, 3rd Floor Gallery
58 Park Avenue @ 38th Street | New York, NY 10016
ASF Members' Preview
Friday, May 9, 12 – 6 pm
Saturday, May 10, 6 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 10 through Saturday, August 23, 2014
Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm (Wednesday until 7 pm)
Image: Marja Helander, Ánnevárri (Mount Annivaara), 2002. From the series Modern Nomads (Detail of an image)
What is the role of an art critic in shaping identities for artists and their work? Stressing the relationship between locality and universality in the geo-cultural context, wherein art has become a global phenomenon, Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe panel aims to discuss and find answers to the questions related to the current state of art criticism in Europe.
The current global context in arts is in interplay with the contemporary questions considering the balance between traditional media and the possibilities of the Internet and social media platforms it provides. In the context of European art criticism the question of language becomes very relevant: the critics will bring out their perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages in writing art criticism in languages that are only known to a limited audience.
The panel discussion taking place at Instituto Cervantes in New York on April 27 is organized in collaboration between European Cultural Institutes in New York and AICA International association for art critics.
Five leading and established art critics, including Juan Vicente Aliaga (Spain), Dorota Jarecka (Poland), Marja-Terttu Kivirinta (Finland), Jonathan T. D. Neil (U.K.) and Tomas Pospiszyl (Czech Republic) will engage in a conversation moderated by Hragh Vartanian, the co-founder and editor of Hyperallergic art blogazine.
The panel will be accompanied by a special issue of the Brooklyn Rail, devoted to art criticism in Europe and the United States.
Admission free, R.S.V.P. on here:
Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe
Instituto Cervantes New York,
211 E 49th St, New York
Sun April 27, 2014, 3-6 pm
The event will be followed by a reception 6-7.30 pm
Read panelists interviewed by Hyperallergic: