It’s the time of year when we turn our attention to the spring exhibition programme at the Academy of Fine Arts’ exhibition spaces Kuva/Tila and Tasku.
The Hommage à Lauri Anttila exhibition in Kuva/Tila, which will continue after the Christmas break, will be open for a week from 6 to 14 January. The works of artists influenced by Lauri Anttila (1938-2022), the former rector and long-time teacher of the Academy of Fine Arts, are in dialogue with the themes and methods of Anttila’s art. The spirit of Anttila is reflected in Mars, New York and Iceland, as well as in Inkoo, a landscape scarred by the brutal events of the civil war. The final week of the exhibition includes a curator’s tour and a guided tour.
Claws and Connections – All the World’s Senses is the first full-scale exhibition of artistic research at the Academy of Fine Arts, open from 26 January to 25 February. The weekly changing exhibition features 34 artist-researchers or collectives, including doctorates, post-doctorates and MFA graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts and Uniarts Helsinki. The exhibition consists of propositions that inhabit the space in a more permanent manner, as well as works and gestures that take the centre stage for shorter periods of time during the event programme. Mark your calendars for the week between 30 January and 4 February, which will be packed with events: talks, performances and collective reflection and wonder.
The Praxis Exhibition, which takes place every two years, delves into the world of secrecies this year. What kind of secrets do we carry? How do we experience something that is often left hidden in society? In the group exhibition, which opens on 8 March, twelve artists will present and explore the theme of secrets from different perspectives. The 2024 exhibition is curated by six Praxis students: Isabela Hueara Carneiro, Elif Erdoğan, Sonja Linkoneva, Yilin Ma, Remi Vesala and Silja Pasila.
The much-anticipated Master of Fine Arts exhibition Kuvan Kevät will fill the exhibition space and other spaces in Mylly with art at the end of spring, from 4 May to 2 June. You will hear more about the preparations for the exhibition as spring approaches.
Kuva/Tila and Tasku, Sörnäisten rantatie 19, 00530 Helsinki. Open Tue–Sun 11–18. Free entry. kuvatila.uniarts.fi