Last post about Finland, before Easter holidays, about the invitation i received for the new exhibition at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku, entitled Vesi (Water) – Sense and Sensation. Part of the European Capital of Culture 2011 programme, the exhibition explores the sensory aspects of water: what does it feel, sound, look and smell like? With focus on photography and video art, the exhibition features 32 works of contemporary artists from Finland, Sweden and Estonia. The experiential side of water points back to its symbolic meanings: fresh, clear water purifies and promotes life, while foul and cloudy polluted water spreads disease and kills. The exhibition also examines the different states of water: what does snow feel like on bare skin? What about sleet in the face, or dipping your toes in cool lake water?The interpretation and approach in the exhibited works reflect on the complex symbolical meanings and visual diversity of water.
Some of the featured artists are: Päivi Eronen, Tina Eskilsson (Swe), Vesa Hannuksela, Eero Hiironen, Markus Henttonen, Antti Laitinen, Harri Larjosto, Peeter Laurits (Est), Renja Leino, Susanna Majuri, Jukka Male, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Marge Monko (Est). The exhibition is part of the SaunaLab project which is dispersed over various locations in the city. Other events include four Art Saunas designed by different artists, the “Let’s Talk Sauna” series, and the “Sauna Path” exhibition at the museum café.
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum
until 21th August 2011