H Y V I N K Ä Ä N T A I D E M U S E O

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Palsalandia – Music through the lens of Tomi Palsa
6.3.-28.8.2022

Olavi Uusivirta, 3.9.2021, Akuliina, Jämsä. Picture: Tomi Palsa.

Palsa’s pictures are not all polished, escapist candy-coloured images photoshopped to within an inch of their lives to depict their subjects as otherworldly, beautiful and out-of-reach god-like figures. You could say that they strive for the truth, to show life on the stage as it is.’ Olavi Uusivirta

In spring 2022, Hyvinkää Art Museum will be taken over by photographer Tomi Palsa’s pictures that rock. This first-ever exhibition of Palsa’s work will present pictures from his long career. The self-taught Palsa took his first steps towards becoming one of Finland’s best-known rock photographers at a Nuclear Assault gig at the Lepakko concert venue in 1989.

‘I’m a documentarist. I want to capture real-life situations in my pictures, and I’m not comfortable with the idea of building an image in a studio. I like to be involved as an invisible observer, which allows me to capture authentic moments.’ Tomi Palsa

Photos developed in a dark room have been replaced with pictures taken with a digital camera, and small gigs are now accompanied by stadium concerts by megastars. Over the years, music lovers have seen Palsa’s pictures on record covers and posters and in the pages of music magazines such as Rumba and Soundi. Now his extensive production will be showcased in Hyvinkää, which will be filled with music and a festival atmosphere in summer 2022.

‘I think you can see from my pictures that photography is the thing closest to my heart.’ Tomi Palsa


Art Lab

Henkilö seisoo Taidelabran vihreässä huoneessa.

Photo: Jussi Tiainen

The Art Lab is a new, interactive exhibition space that combines a learning environment and the Hyvinkää Art Museum’s permanent art collection. Multi-sensory experiences, digital applications, experimentation, and hands-on activities form the heart of the Art Lab.

Five very different rooms and works from the collection of Hyvinkää Art Museum form an entity called Taidelabra  - Art Lab. Art Lab offers visitors the opportunity to question and be surprised, or even confused.

Art and labs are two very different things, but in the Art Lab they come together. What is art? It consists of playing, experiencing, using all senses, finding new perspectives and making discoveries. A lab is a place for hands-on experiences, experiments and exploration, not white coats and test tubes. It is a place where you can touch, listen and be surprised. Or you can just sit, watch and study the works without any rush. 

Päivitetty 5.3.2022

HYVINKÄÄ ART MUSEUM

Museum Centre Taika 

Hämeenkatu 3 D,
05800 Hyvinkää
Tel. +358 40 480 1644
taidemuseo@hyvinkaa.fi
www.hyvinkaantaidemuseo.fi

ENTRANCE FEES

Adults: €7
Pensioners and students: €5
Children under 18: Free
Unemployed: Free
Groups of over 10 people: €5
Annual pass: €15

Free entry on Wednesdays 16–18.

OPEN

Tue-Fri 12-18
Sat-Sund 11-17

Exceptions to Opening Hours >