Ines Sederholm – Sit on Art

Ines Sederholm – Sit on Art

September 6 – September 16, 2018

Ines Sederholm's pop-up exhibition on view at GF Helsinki during the Helsinki Design Week

Night of the Arts at GF Helsinki

Night of the Arts at GF Helsinki

August 23, 2018

Riiko Sakkinen shares his thoughts about his new book of drawings, drawing, and thinking by drawing.

Marcus Mårtenson's artworks on stage with Titiyo

Marcus Mårtenson's artworks on stage with Titiyo

August 13, 2018

Marcus Mårtensson is DJ-ing and showing his artworks on stage together with singer Titiyo at Mosebacke Etablissement tonight, August 13, from 6 PM. 

Opening hours during summer

Opening hours during summer

Summer hours in Helsinki:
June 21, 11 am to 3 pm
Closed during midsummer, June 22–June 24
June 26–June 29, 11 am to 5 pm
June 30, noon to 4 pm
Closed, July 1–July 30

Summer hours in Stockholm:
Closed during midsummer, June 22–June 24
Closed, June 30–July 30

 

 

Image: Kaarina Kaikkonen's exhibition you Remain in Me at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, photo Anders Sune Berg.

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland awarded Susanne Gottberg

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland awarded Susanne Gottberg

Susanne Gottberg was awarded for her outstanding career.

 

Stockholm – Job opportunity: Financial controller

Stockholm – Job opportunity: Financial controller

(Swedish speaking applicants only)

 

Galerie Forsblom söker en medarbetare med ekonomiansvar till galleriet i Stockholm. 

      

A Symposium in Memory of Tuija Lindström, Gothenburg

A Symposium in Memory of Tuija Lindström, Gothenburg

May 12, 2018

The symposium is held on May 12 at Akademin Valand in Gothenburg and will highlight Tuija Lindström’s work and the historical context of the 1990's. Introduction by Niclas Östlind.

Kaarina Kaikkonen exhibits at Kunsten Aalborg, Denmark

Kaarina Kaikkonen exhibits at Kunsten Aalborg, Denmark

May 9–September 16, 2018

Kaikkonen's solo exhibition You Remain in Me is the first solo show of work by a Finnish artist since the reopening of Kunsten, the only museum in the world designed by the Finnish starchitect, Alvar Aalto.

Kaarina Kaikkonen's public artwork in Brussels

Kaarina Kaikkonen's public artwork in Brussels

April 17–August 30, 2018

If I Had Wings is a monumental installation on the Marolles elevator, starting point for a neighborhood dialogue.

Adam Saks exhibits at Lieu d'Art Contemporain Narbonne, France

Adam Saks exhibits at Lieu d'Art Contemporain Narbonne, France

April 8–May 27, 2018

The exhibition "Loops of Utopia" consists of 15 selected paintings spanning the last two years.

Secundino Hernández exhibits at Helsinki Kunsthalle

Secundino Hernández exhibits at Helsinki Kunsthalle

April 14–May 13, 2018

Galerie Forsblom is proud the present Secundino Hernández's exhibition in collaboration with Helsinki Kunsthalle.

Jarmo Mäkilä and Toni R. Toivonen participate in a group exhibition in Vantaa Art Museum Artsi

Jarmo Mäkilä and Toni R. Toivonen participate in a group exhibition in Vantaa Art Museum Artsi

Pax – Let's Talk About Peace

March 16 – July 29, 2018

The exhibition brings out different perspectives on the concept of peace.

Photo books by Helena Blomqvist and Tuija Lindström at the Hasselblad Foundation

Photo books by Helena Blomqvist and Tuija Lindström at the Hasselblad Foundation

February 24–May 6, 2018

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.

In Dialogue With Kim Simonsson

In Dialogue With Kim Simonsson

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 a group exhibition at MAAT

Jannis Varelas participates in a group exhibition at MAAT

February 28–June 4, 2018

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. 
 

Heikki Marila at Vaasa City Art Gallery

Heikki Marila at Vaasa City Art Gallery

March 23 – April 1, 2018

Heikki Marila has turned his attention to the first stages of Finland's independence. These paintings on view in Vaasa City Art Gallery.

Stephan Balkenhol and Secundino Hernández exhibits at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga

Stephan Balkenhol and Secundino Hernández exhibits at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga

January 19 – May 6, 2018

Stephan Balkenhol, January 19 – April 22, 2018.

Secundino Hernández: All Is Too Much, February 16 – May 6, 2018.

Adam Saks at Borstahusen, Landskrona, Sweden

Adam Saks at Borstahusen, Landskrona, Sweden

February 17–April 8, 2018

With a personal input and inspiration from different periods of art history and visual culture, Saks has a unique expression in his paintings, now exhibiting at Borstahusen, Landskrona, Sweden.

Peter Halley exhibits at the Hirshorn Museum

Peter Halley exhibits at the Hirshorn Museum

Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980's

February 14–May 13, 2018

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. 

Jarl Ingvarsson exhibits at Karlskrona konsthall, Sweden

Jarl Ingvarsson exhibits at Karlskrona konsthall, Sweden

February 10–March 25, 2018

A new exhibition with Jarl Ingvarssons impressive and colorful works at Karlskrona Konsthall.

Stockholm: closed on Wednesday, January 31 from 1PM

Stockholm: closed on Wednesday, January 31 from 1PM

The Stockholm gallery is closed on Wednesday, January 31, from 1pm–6pm due to private event

Photographer Tuija Lindström has passed away

Photographer Tuija Lindström has passed away

Galerie Forsblom is deeply saddenned by the passing of Tuija Lindstöm (1950–2017). She will be remembered as one of the great influences on Swedish photography and an important predecessor for many female artists, as well a warm friend. 

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

December 21, 2018

Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki and Stockholm will be closed for the holiday season from 3 PM on Friday, December 22.

 

 

Charles Sandison's installation The Nature of Light illuminates the Sara Hildén Art Museum

Charles Sandison's installation The Nature of Light illuminates the Sara Hildén Art Museum

The artwork is on view until January 8, 2018.

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.

Jarmo Mäkilä is featured in the recently published fictional novel L'Art Des Interstices

Jarmo Mäkilä is featured in the recently published fictional novel L'Art Des Interstices

Jarmo Mäkilä is featured in the recently published fictional novel L'Art Des Interstices by the French painter, author and art critic Pierre Lamalattie.

Ola Kolehmainen at HAM – Helsinki Art Museum

Ola Kolehmainen at HAM – Helsinki Art Museum

December 6, 2017 – March 4, 2018

Ola Kolehmainen’s large exhibition Sacred Spaces opens on December 5 at HAM - the Helsinki Art Museum.

Helsinki: Finland celebrates its centenary of independence

Helsinki: Finland celebrates its centenary of independence

December 6, 2017

Finland celebrates its centenary of independence tomorrow. The Helsinki gallery is closed for the independence day on Wednesday, December 6.

Riiko Sakkinen at Hyvinkää Art Museum

Riiko Sakkinen at Hyvinkää Art Museum

December 1, 2017–February 18, 2018

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

Galerie Forsblom celebrates its 40th anniversary

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.

Tilda Lovell at Gothenburg Museum of Art

Tilda Lovell at Gothenburg Museum of Art

December 2, 2017–January 28, 2018

On December 2, the Gothenburg Museum of Art opens an exhibition featuring the artists Tilda Lovell, Per Kesselmar and Karin Karinson, recipients of the 2017 Sten A Olsson Culture Scholarships.

 

Tuija Lindström at Husby Konsthall

Tuija Lindström at Husby Konsthall

November 25–December 12, 2017

Tuija Lindström participates in the exhibition Within the Scope of Independency together with Trinidad Carrillio at Husby Konsthall, Kista, Sweden. 
Opening Saturday November 25, 12–4pm

Stockholm: Opening hours

Stockholm: Opening hours

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

 

KiWi – at Sturehof in Stockholm

KiWi – at Sturehof in Stockholm

Exhibition by Ulf Kihlander and Martin Wickström (KiWi)
Opening October 15, at 3pm, live music during the evening by Matti Ollikainen

Kim Simonsson's public sculpture

Kim Simonsson's public sculpture

Kim Simonsson’s public sculpture was revealed at the new metro station in Tapiola, Espoo

We are saddened to announce the death of Finnish painter Carolus Enckell

We are saddened to announce the death of Finnish painter Carolus Enckell

Helsinki: closed on Wednesday, September 27

Helsinki: closed on Wednesday, September 27

Our Helsinki gallery is closed on Wednesday, September 27, due to private event

Kaarina Kaikkonen’s installation at Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden.

Kaarina Kaikkonen’s installation at Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden.

Kaarina Kaikkonen’s installation My Outline, made of toilet paper, opens at Uppsala Art Museum 

Riku Mäkinen and Tuukka Tammisaari have joined our artist roster

Riku Mäkinen and Tuukka Tammisaari have joined our artist roster

We are pleased to announce the representation of Riku Mäkinen (b. 1974 in Hyvinkää, Finland) and Tuukka Tammisaari (b. 1984 in Lahti, Finland).

Stockholm: Opening hours / Installation

Stockholm: Opening hours / Installation

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!

 

Lotta Hannerz at the Watou Art Festival

Lotta Hannerz at the Watou Art Festival

Lotta Hannerz’s participates in the Art Festival Watou in Watou, Belgium running thorugh September 3

Helsinki: Summer opening hours

Helsinki: Summer opening hours

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.

Helena Blomqvist at VIDA Museum

Helena Blomqvist at VIDA Museum

Helena Blomqvist's solo exhibition is on view at the VIDA Museum & Konsthall through August 13.

Jacob Hashimoto at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Jacob Hashimoto at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Jacob Hashimoto's large scale solo exhibition is on view at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art through September 24.

Hans Andersson, Tilda Lovell and Aida Chehrehgosha at Vestfossens Kunstlaboratorium

Hans Andersson, Tilda Lovell and Aida Chehrehgosha at Vestfossens Kunstlaboratorium

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. 

Jacob Hashimoto at Palazzo Flangini in Venice

Jacob Hashimoto at Palazzo Flangini in Venice

Jacob Hashimoto’s participates in the site-specific exhibition, The End of Utopia, on view at Palazzo Flangini in Venice through July 30. 

In Dialogue with Jussi Goman

In Dialogue with Jussi Goman

Jussi Goman, you have delighted the Finnish art scene with your signature color-drenched acrylic paintings that revel in mischievous distorted perspectives, allusions to art history, and the light-hearted exuberance of popular art. The plastic sheen of the acrylic paint and your unusual details endow your still life compositions and facial portraits with fresh, surprising content. Many viewers have noted a kinship between your style and the Fauves, especially Henri Matisse.

1. What is your relationship with art history?

Nina Roos at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

Nina Roos at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

Nina Roos participates in the group exhibition A Temporary Futures Institute at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp with a pavilion-like structure containing a series of five paintings. 

Adam Saks at the National Museum of Art of Romania

Adam Saks at the National Museum of Art of Romania

Adam Saks participates in the group exhibition New Black Romanticism at the National Museum of Art of Romania.

Jarmo Mäkilä’s retrospective at the Sara Hildén Art Museum

Jarmo Mäkilä’s retrospective at the Sara Hildén Art Museum

Jarmo Mäkilä’s retrospective is on view at Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere until May 28. 

Adam Saks at Kunstverein Reutlingen

Adam Saks at Kunstverein Reutlingen

February 12 – May 1, 2017

Adam Saks’ solo exhibition Inhaling Darkness, Exhaling Galaxies opens at Kunstverein Reutlingen in Germany on February 12 and is on view until May 1. 

In Dialogue with Jarmo Mäkilä

In Dialogue with Jarmo Mäkilä

In a career spanning over four decades, you have gained recognition as an extraordinarily gifted painter and draftsman. Over the years, you have reinvented your style many times: early in your career, you combined contemporary motifs with allusions to art history, and in the 1980s you drew inspiration from the masks of popular culture. Your recent work seems to fall somewhere between realism and surrealism. 

Galerie Forsblom opens a new gallery in Stockholm

Galerie Forsblom opens a new gallery in Stockholm

Galerie Forsblom’s new gallery at Karlavägen 9 in Stockholm opens to the public in 2017. The gallery is currently being renovated, and we are excited to announce more details in the beginning of next year.

In dialogue with Susanne Gottberg

In dialogue with Susanne Gottberg

You rank among Finland’s best-known contemporary artists, and you have been enriching the Finnish art scene since 1989 with your lyrical paintings of simple subjects – objects – which your render with immaculate attention to detail. Many of your paintings in fact have the title object.

 

1. What is the object of your paintings and what do you wish to express through it?

Our new website is now live!

Our new website is now live!

Galerie Forsblom celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. We took a head start in renewing our website, enjoy!

 

Team Forsblom

 

In dialogue with Toni R. Toivonen

In dialogue with Toni R. Toivonen

 

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?

In dialogue with Hannu Väisänen

In dialogue with Hannu Väisänen

 

You have newly been selected winner of Finland’s State Award for Literature, making you the first Finnish artist to have ever received the State Award for both visual art and literature.

 

1. In addition to writing fiction, you have made your mark in a number of creative fields, weaving effortlessly between visual arts, stage set design, costume design, directing, illustrating and curating. Where do you find inspiration for it all?

 

In dialogue with Reima Nevalainen

In dialogue with Reima Nevalainen

 

Congratulations on being selected 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

 

Not Vital at YSP Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Not Vital at YSP Yorkshire Sculpture Park

May 21, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Not Vital’s first major exhibition in the UK opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on May 21, and is on view until January 2, 2017. 

CAROLUS ENCKELL AT SARA HILDÉN ART MUSEUM

CAROLUS ENCKELL AT SARA HILDÉN ART MUSEUM

February 6 - May 15, 2016

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.

PETER HALLEY AT SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART

PETER HALLEY AT SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART

November 8, 2015 - March 6, 2016

Peter Halley is currently on exhibition at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Geometry of the Absurd: Recent Paintings by Peter Halley features works from 2007–2015.

Halley's practice as an artist is usually associated with minimalism, neo-geometric conceptualism. His well-established mode of expression, using geometric abstractions, veils powerful socio-political ideals concerning social structure and the individual's position on the societal totem. Horizontal and vertical lines, rectangles, and squares achieve the form of bars and windows.

 

Halley holds a BA from Yale University (1975) and an MFA from the University of New Orleans (1978). He has taught at Columbia University, UCLA, and the School of Visual Arts. Since 2002, Halley has been the Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale University School of Art. His works are included in major international collections.

Reima Nevalainen, Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016

Reima Nevalainen, Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016

 

 

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.

JARMO MÄKILÄ, LEENA NIO AND REIMA NEVALAINEN PARTICIPATE IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

JARMO MÄKILÄ, LEENA NIO AND REIMA NEVALAINEN PARTICIPATE IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

October 2, 2015 - February, 2016

Jarmo Mäkilä, Leena Nio and Reima Nevalainen take part in the group exhibition Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. The exhibition, curated by Barbara O'Brien, executive director Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, explores the methods, inspirations and practice of Finnish painters.

GALERIE FORSBLOM PUBLISHES THE BOOK ON VEIKKO HIRVIMÄKI'S WORK

Galerie Forsblom publishes the book on Veikko Hirvimäki’s sculptures parallel with the artist’s new exhibition at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. The book and the exhibition are launched on June 4. 

OLA KOLEHMAINEN AWARDED THE 2015 RIBA HONORARY FELLOWSHIP

OLA KOLEHMAINEN AWARDED THE 2015 RIBA HONORARY FELLOWSHIP

February, 2015

Congratulations to Ola Kolehmainen for having been awarded the 2015 RIBA Honorary Fellowships. The Fellowships are aimed to those who have made a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense, including promotion, administration and outreach within the fields of engineering, media, education and the arts.

TONY OURSLER AT THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM

TONY OURSLER AT THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM

November 30, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Tony Oursler’s site-specific projection X ERGO Y will be screened on the facade of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’s new building.