Koolla on väliä – Size Matters

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:00 to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 18:00
Exhibition Laboratory

Our environment is based on different scales – a fact which we may be largerly unaware of. In nature, the size of objects can be explained by the laws of physics. In a constructed environment, on the other hand, people occupy the centre stage. But what about the visual arts? What makes a work of art small, large, or something in between? How does size affect the way in which we perceive and experience a work?

Things of social significance are often constructed on a large scale, whereas a smaller scale emphasises intimacy. Artists have, of course, learned these ideas and they make use of them in their work, but works of art may similarly affect and challenge our understanding of the significance of the scale. 

The exhibition is part of the basic education of the Academy of Fine Arts. It is based on a course about scales in art and the environment.

Participants: Dylan Arnold, Geir Byrkjeland, Eetu Huhtala, Anna-Mari Huttunen, Hanna Hyy, Lasse Juuti, Mikko Luostarinen, Milja Moilanen, Noora Nio-Juss, Tuukka Tammisaari, Jaakko Tuomainen, Ville Väri

Teachers: Visual Artist Markus Kåhre and Lecturer in Painting Päivi Takala