The Nordic Akvarellmuseum invited eleven artists represented in the museum collection, to make new site-specific works. The artists with their very different artistic language, interact and unite in new ways in the exhibition.
PUBLISHED is an exhibition of Photo Books in Sweden at the Hasselblad Foundation, presenting a number of books by different photographers. Curator: Niclas Östlind, Valand Academy, in collaboration with Elsa Modin and Louise Wolthers, Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg, Sweden.
With references to fairytale characters, manga films and computer games, Kim Simonsson's (b. 1974 in Finland) sculptures are very distinctive. Simonsson portrays magical little figures with black eye sockets, covered with a layer of what appears to be moss. These dreamy figures are a touch gruesome, yet simultaneously fragile and frail. The handmade ceramic stoneware sculptures are encased in a layer of nylon fiber in a nearly fluorescent shade of green.
Jannis Varelas participates in the group exhibition 'Supergood – Dialogues with Ernesto de Sousa', with artists Melanie Bonajo, Rita Sobral Campos, Vasco Costa, Simon Dybbroe Møller and Ernesto de Sousa at the MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology at Lisbon, Portugal.
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980's, curated by Gianni Jetzer, is an expansive exhibition that presents a fresh and focused history of the decade, bringing rarely displayed works together for the first time since the ’80s.
The Stockholm gallery is closed on Wednesday, January 31, from 1pm–6pm due to private event
Charles Sandison's installation The Nature of Light illuminates the Sara Hildénin taidemuseo - Sara Hildén Art Museum and its sculpture park with a network of computers and projectors.
Finland celebrates its centenary of independence tomorrow. The Helsinki gallery is closed for the independence day on Wednesday, December 6.
Riiko Sakkinen’s exhibition PRESIDENTTIPELI (Presidetial Games) opened on December 1 at the Hyvinkää Art Museum. To mark Finland’s centennial celebrations, Sakkinen has painted portraits of all 12 Presidents of the Republic of Finland on the white walls of the museum.
Galerie Forsblom celebrates its 40th anniversary on November 17, 2017. The gallery has had many homes: on Helsinki’s Bulevardi, Yrjönkatu and the North Esplanade, with satellite galleries as far afield as Zurich in Switzerland and Caracas in Venezuela. It has occupied its current location on the corner of Yrjönkatu 22 and Lönnrotinkatu 5 since 2011. To mark its anniversary year, Galerie Forsblom opened a new gallery on Stockholm’s Karlavägen in February 2017.
The gallery will be closed on Alla helgons dag, Saturday, November 3.
The gallery is open again on Sunday 4, noon–4 pm, last chance to see the exhibition by Secundino Hernández.
Starting November 10, our opening hours in Stockholm are:
Tuesday–Friday 11 AM–6 PM
Saturday 11 AM–4 PM
Sunday Noon–4 PM
Our Helsinki gallery is closed on Wednesday, September 27, due to private event
Our Stockholm gallery will be closed Monday, September 25 – Wednesday, September 27, due to installation. The gallery will open again with exhibition with Secundino Hernández on Thursday, September 28, 5–7 pm. Warm Welcome!
June 27–June 30 and July 25–July 28, 11am to 5pm.
July 1 and July 29, noon to 4 pm.
Closed during Midsummer, June 22–June 26.
Closed, July 2–July 24.
Hans Andersson, Tilda Lovell and Aida Chehrehgosha participate in the group exhibition IF YOU DON'T LIKE ART, GOODBYE, FUCK OFF, GO HOME… Art from Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, on view at Vestfossens Kunstmuseum in Norway through October 1st.
Galerie Forsblom celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. We took a head start in renewing our website, enjoy!
You are a recent art graduate, yet despite your young age you have achieved acclaim with your highly original conceptual works which have been exhibited around Finland and at Galerie Forsblom last year. You have also won art awards both in Finland and abroad.Your most recent works are brass plates oxidized by the decomposing corpses of raccoon dogs, cattle and horses.
1. How did you come up with this technique and what does your process mean to you?
A comprehensive retrospective showcasing the work of Carolus Enckell fills both floors of the Sara Hildén Art Museum this spring. The exhibition features Enckell’s paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works from the 1960s to the present day.
Carolus Enckell (b. 1945) ranks among the leading names in Finnish modern art. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Carnegie Art Award in 2001 and the Pro Finlandia Medal in 2009. Enckell is also a distinguished writer and art educator, having held long-term positions as dean and instructor at Helsinki’s Free Art School and as editor-in-chief of Taide, Finland’s leading art journal.
In his artistic practice Enckell carries on the legacy of modernism. His work is characterized by varied symmetries, contrasting opposites and gradations of hue and tone. His masterful command of geometrical form and color exudes a spiritual quality. The artist describes his approach as one of “pure experiential seeing”: His works are not intended to be interpreted and understood through acquired symbolic systems; rather they should be experienced on a sensory level. The artist further contends that only pure experientialism enables us to comprehend the true nature of color and form. Enckell’s works indeed encapsulate what painting is all about in its purest form.
Congratulations on being selected as Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016!
After two years in Japan, you have spent an intensive period working in Finland. In that time you have had a solo exhibition at Galerie Forsblom, you took part in the Serlachius Museum Gösta exhibition The Sin, and you represented Finland in Art Cologne’s program for young, innovative artists. As Young Artist of the Year 2016, your work will feature in a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum.