Helsinki

Kuoleman kättelemät – Those Who Shook Hands with Death

Kuoleman kättelemät – Those Who Shook Hands with Death

Apr

14

Fri

09:00 – 20:00

-1–1°C

light rain

Fri 14.4.2023 – Sun 28.5.2023 
Stoan galleria

Turunlinnantie 1 , Helsinki

Free entry

How does it impact you when you know there’s not much time left? Where do you look to when a serious illness turns your life around? How do we want to see ourselves in the world, and what kind of an imprint do we want to leave?

In 2016–2022, authors, word artists and bibliotherapy counsellors Jenni Hurmerinta and Aija Salovaara organised word art groups at palliative care units and cancer associations in multiple cities. Hundreds of seriously ill people participated in the groups over the years to write about and discuss the uniqueness of life and its end point: death, which we all have to go through.

The texts created in the groups resulted in the Kuoleman kättelemät exhibition. In addition to the texts, the exhibition also includes photographs from photographer/director Terjo Aaltonen.

Fri 14 Apr 2023 – 28 May 2023 09:00 – 20:00

-1–1°C

light rain

Address:
Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus,
00900 Helsinki