Helsinki

Silja Kejonen, Tiina Lehikoinen, Milka Luhtaniemi: SOUVENIRS

Silja Kejonen, Tiina Lehikoinen, Milka Luhtaniemi: SOUVENIRS

Feb

18

Sat

08:44 – 08:44

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MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre
18 February – 5 March 2023
Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12-5 pm, Sat-Sun 12-4 pm

Opening Friday 17 February at 5-7 pm. Welcome!

SOUVENIRS is a series of works and gestures which remember and remind. They expand in space, create separations and merge different kinds of boundaries.

The exhibition is a collective voice taking shape with both harmonious and eclectic parts. The notion of dialogue is presented as a turning towards and opening towards the other, and different kinds of elastic relations between objects and presences are formed within the exhibition space. The exchanges and artistic dialogues are both gentle and confusing at once.

Silja Kejonen, Tiina Lehikoinen and Milka Luhtaniemiare poets and contemporary artists whose practices fluctuate in/between words, spaces and bodies.

OPENING FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY AT 5-7 PM

The opening night on Friday 17 February will host a series of performative gestures. The performances compose different performative rhizomes and sway the atmospheres and forces in the exhibition space. The performances are interventions, soft interruptions, changes of course, splits and grains, appearances and extensions.

There will be a number of small performances dispersed over the course of the evening and their duration in total is about 30 minutes.

CLOSING EVENT 5 MARCH AT 2-4 PM

The finissage on Sunday 5 March will hold a poetry reading in which the artists will read from their literary works in-process. There will be verses about butterflies, grace and mothering.

The event will present an occasion to speak with the makers about the texts and the works on display in the exhibition space. The language of all performances is Finnish.


BIOS

Silja Kejonen (b. 1978) is a poet, dramaturg and visual artist.

Tiina Lehikoinen (b. 1982) is an interdisciplinary artist and author.

Milka Luhtaniemi (b. 1992) is a poet, performance maker and dramaturg, who works in between different mediums of writing, presenting and performing.

Sat 18 Feb 2023 – 05 Mar 2023 Closed today

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Address:
Tallberginkatu 1 C,
00180 Helsinki