12:00 – 17:00



11.11. — 4.12.2022

I didn’t take it for granted any “art” would appear in this exhibition. If for a moment while working I had a clue of a painting, the next day it faded into a vague memory laying on the top of random blankets, carpets, books or forks. A shoe, blue, something to eat. A piece of string, softness, urge to use the bathroom.

Hypofutulore wanders in-between art and everyday life; art tries to attach itself to the picture like in a painting, while at the same time the physical world penetrates through the surface in forms of everyday objects and materials – as if trying to prevent a picture from forming up. On the other hand, it is too romantic to think, that “art” automatically turns everyday life into something better or holy: on the contrary “art” has an enormous energy to disturb reality into a situation, where it becomes impossible to name familiar objects like a shoe or a vacuum cleaner unambiguously.

Through her art, Henna Aho navigates aspects of expanded painting – from the traditional weaving techniques of Finnish peasants to the philosophy of new materialism and Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett. Aho sees the painting as an endless mycelium, which connects her own Barbie girl narrative to the art history of new realism and to playful artistic processes. This vague matrix is the framework through which the artist traces her place in the chaos and heals the traumas due to existing in it.

Aho graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2022 and has also studied at the University of Arts and Design Helsinki. She has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions, the latest in Mänttä Art Festival (2022) and Turku Art Hall (2022). Aho’s work is represented in the collections of HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Turku City, Turku University of Applied Sciences and the Finnish National Gallery.

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The exhibition has been supported by Aboa Vetus et Ars Nova foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation /Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund, Turku Art Association, Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Fri 11 Nov 2022 – 04 Dec 2022 12:00 – 17:00



Ruoholahdenranta 3a
Helsinki, Finland