In Physical Reality
Main Hall and Kaapo Gallery
30 October 2020 – 18 April 2021
Photo: Jussi Tiainen
This exhibition by visual artist Liz West will take over the museum’s Main Hall and Kaapo Gallery in October, filling the spaces with works of art that invite visitors to explore and offer the body and mind colour therapy during the dark winter months. West’s site-specific installations, which often use reflections and synthetic materials, explore colour as a psychological and physical phenomenon. Light also plays a specific role in West’s art – without light, colours are not visible. Her works use the interplay between light and colour to generate holistic, multisensory experiences. The exhibition is curated by Laura Köönikkä.
"I am delighted to have been invited to present a solo exhibition In Physical Reality at Hyvinkää Art Museum, my first exhibition in Finland. I will be showing new work A Familiar Variant, made specially for this presentation as well as reworking Iri-Descent in a site specific context (originally commissioned by London Design Festival and Fortnum & Mason's in 2019)."
Photo: Daniel Walmsley
Liz West is a British artist (b. 1985) who graduated from Glasgow School of Art. She produces site-specific installations, sculptures and wall-based artwork. Her art has been exhibited worldwide. The exhibition at Hyvinkää Art Museum is West’s first exhibition in Finland.
Main Hall 5.12.2019–8.3.2020
Overview over installation Oasis in Prague
A massive nature installation by artist Pia Sirén (b. 1982) transforms the museum's Main Hall into something new. Sirén has used construction and renovation materials to create an immersive work of art that is integrated with the architecture of the exhibition space. This installation is a draft of nature and a manifestation of dreams and a yearning for nature. It addresses topical themes without directly identifying environmental issues.
Sirén lives and works in Loviisa, on the south coast of Finland. She received a master's degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki in 2012. Her works have been presented in galleries and as part of group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. The Sketch installation is Sirén's first solo exhibition at a Finnish art museum.Pia Sirénin installaatio Oasis
The Great Escape
Kaapo Gallery 5.12.2019–8.3.2020
Anni Kinnunen: The Big Sleep, 2018
An exhibition at Kaapo Gallery presents photographic and video art by artist Anni Kinnunen (b. 1978). While the artist poses as the model for the pictures herself, these are not conventional self-portraits. Kinnunen's works depict moments that carry a sense of unreality, wavering between the familiar and the unfamiliar. The photographs, which possess a dream-like quality, show a figure that is reminiscent of imagery from the fantasy genre.
While photography is Kinnunen's primary art form, she creates installations and video art too. Works by this artist from central Finland, who lives and works in Oulu, have been showcased in several galleries and group exhibitions, in Finland and internationally.