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Lost Luggage

Lost Luggage
30.11.–20-12.2018

Group Show

  • Jesse Avdeikov
  • Christine Candolin
  • Alisa Javits
  • Ritva Larsson
  • Maija Närhinen
  • Katriina Rosavaara
  • Jocke Sederholm
  • Anniina Vainionpää

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 30.11.2018, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 02.12.2018 from 2-6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 30.11. –20.12. 2018 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed


Jesse Avdeikov

works with painting, animation and installation. He seeks for unpleasant, pleasant, absurd and noteworthy aspects of life. Hoping to find the meaning of life by accident while having fun.

Christine Candolin

I have been working with installations since early 1980s.
 Evolution of the human mind, especially the interconnectedness of matter and mind and the emergent properties connected to this, are the important constituents of my studies, and can be seen as allegorical reflections in my work.
The postmodern research on cognition and perceiving and our actions in the world has a relevant part in the ideas behind my working.

I´m wondering how we effect our world by perceiving it, experiencing it and living it. This is what I mean with the expression “matter and mind“. For where does the mind end and the “world” begin?
For me the world is not a given place outside us, my approach is phenomenological; the world unfolds in correlation with our own cultural and mental development, with our broadening cognition and knowledge. This is an interdependent and ongoing process.

My installations are allegorical reflections on this exploration.
My art is space-specific. I’m often assembling my installations to fill several rooms, so that the subject matter can be sensed through the connotations of the combined materials, form, and thought. Some of the materials I use have a transient character, like water, breeze, light, grease, and pigment powders. But also stones, steel, glass and other reflecting materials are often parts of the installations. I prefer to create installations in which beauty combines with austerity, meaning and thought.
My installation at the Toolbox is called My Mental Hadron-Collider.
It is a small videoinstallation. The work is an ecological statement of the ongoing human fall on this planet. It consists of a text, videoprojection into the material installation. The text can be read in the introduction of the installation.
www.ccandolin.fi

Alisa Javits

“I found a suitcase. It belonged to Someone before me. A slightly naive artifact, with thoughts and dreams encapsulated in a case.”
Alisa Javits works in Helsinki with video and installation. She mixes photographic and filmic working methods. The main theme of the work is the contradiction between the inner and the outer in people.

Ritva Larsson

I ́m graduated from the University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Fine Arts Lahti. I also hold a masters degree in social sciences. With this combination as a background it ́s somewhat natural to explore “the social” by the means of arts. The theme ”street” is one cornerstone of my artwork. The artworks have been painted based on classical traditions. The combination creates an interesting tension between the traditional techniques and the modern themes, where “the social“ meets “the realism“. When these marginalized people are brought into the gallery, we are forced to face something we would prefer rather not to see or to think about. It is fascinating, how art can make a powerful statement about social issues. Yet the process itself is crucially slow. The situations evolve rather slowly on a canvas or on a piece of paper and an true, deeper dialogue among the painting and the world is not possible. In the end the piece remains as the artist ́s statement towards a certain issue but reproduces itself due the perception of the viewer.

Maija Närhinen

I make three-dimensional works and installations, which are composed of numerous parts. In my works I also combine different ways of depicting: two- and three-dimensional parts can form a single piece of work. In my artistic practice I am interested in for instance how to use one material to make an illusion of another material.

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Maija Närhinen

In the Lost Luggage exhibition there will be my work called Luggage. It consists of easily movable stones: the stones packed in a suitcase have been made of water colour paintings on paper. Some of them are in a form of a paper roll and some of them have been formed to resemble real stones.
http://www.maijanarhinen.fi

 

Katriina Rosavaara

Katriina Rosavaara (b. 1975, Finland) is Helsinki based visual artist. Lost Landscape – Revisited (2018) is a short film essay on family history, transgenerational war trauma, refugee and queer. Rosavaaras grandparents were forced to leave their home during the second world war. In the film Rosavaara travels back to her former family home town Sortavala (Russia) three times, in three different decades, reflecting changes on her own memories and on Sortavala city area.

Jocke Sederholm

“I’m a sculptor. I work mostly with wood. Much of my work deals with feelings and relations between people, I’m inspired by humans and humanity.”

https://www.joakimsederholm.fi

Anniina Vainionpää

The subject of my recent work has been memory and personal history combined with how our individual experiences resemble one another and unify us despite our different backgrounds.

In my work I often depict aspects of humanity such as feeling of disparity and alienation. According to my personal experiences concepts of safe and familiar can transform (for example due to illness) into something strange and unrecognisable even terrifying.

The works represented at Lost Luggage exhibition are from “Oblivion” series. They are combinations of woodcut and monotype on paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Familie |
25.03. – 23.04.2016

Terhi Heino, Helsinki


Vernissage am Freitag, 25. März 2016 um 19 Uhr / Opening on the 25th of March at 7 pm.

Herzlich Willkommen / Warmly Welcome

TOOLBOX – Finnish Art Space
Koloniestraße 120 | 13359 Berlin Wedding | U-Bahn Osloer Straße

Öffnungszeiten | Opening-times:

  • Di–Sa/ Tue–Sa: 14–18 Uhr

English



Terhi Heino – Familie

Terhi Heino (geb. 1970 in Oulu, Finnland) ist Absolventin der Finnischen Kunstakademie aus dem Jahre 2001. Sie hat ihre Werke in zahlreichen Gruppen- und Einzelausstellungen sowohl in Finnland als auch im Ausland gezeigt (u. a. im Museum für Moderne Kunst Moskau (2007), Kunstzentrum Montbeliard, Frankreich (2014), Galerie Suomesta, Berlin (2011)).
Heino gestaltet ihre Plastiken und Installationen aus Natur- und Recyclingmaterialien. Beispielsweise Teebeutel, Bananenschalen oder Fischflossen verwandeln sich in ihren Händen zu Kunst.
Die Werke dieser Ausstellung erzählen von Familie, verschiedenen Generationen, dem Zerfall von Familien und den damit verbundenen Ängsten und vom Guten und Bösen, die Generationen überdauern.
Die Ausstellung wird unterstützt durch Frame (Zentrum für visuelle Kunst) und Taike (Zentrum für Kunstförderung).

galleriahuuto.net/terhiheino

terhiheino@hotmail.com


Terhi Heino – Family

Sluptures and installations

The works included in the exhibition are about the family, different generations, families falling apart and the related fears as well as the good and bad passed on from one generation to the next. The materials I used are familiar, ranging from the storage containers of the mothers of my generation to a grandfather’s cigar box and chips eaten by her kid.
Terhi Heino (b. 1970, Oulu) graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. Heino uses natural and recycled materials (used teabags, banana leaves, moss..) in her work. She has had several group and solo exhibitions in Finland and abroad .
Work has been supported by Taike and Frame

galleriahuuto.net/terhiheino

terhiheino@hotmail.com

 

 

Magdalena Alberg Painting

Fences |
26.02. – 19.03.2016

MAGDALENA ÅBERG, Helsinki (Malerei)

Jörg Hommer, Berlin (Video)


Vernissage am Freitag, 26. Februar 2016 um 19 Uhr / Opening on the 26th of February at 7 pm.

Herzlich Willkommen / Warmly Welcome

TOOLBOX – Finnish Art Space
Koloniestraße 120 | 13359 Berlin Wedding | U-Bahn Osloer Straße

Öffnungszeiten | Opening-times:

  • Di–Sa/ Tue–Sa: 14–18 Uhr

English



Magdalena Åberg – Fences

Die Künstlerin Magdalena Åberg:

Im letzten Sommer, 2015, Jahrzehnte nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer, dem Schengener Abkommen und nachdem die europäischen Binnengrenzen durchlässiger geworden sind, begann mit den Flüchtlingsströmen aus dem Süden und Osten eine neue Ära.

Ich verfolgte die Nachrichten und konnte nichts anderes malen als die Bilder aus dem Fernsehen. Ich war von ungarischem spiralförmg gerolltem Stacheldrahtzaun umgeben, während ich im Radio Ballettmusik aus der Zeit des Sonnenkönigs hörte. Kultursitzungen wurden in prunkvoll festlicher Stimmung vorgetanzt; Türken, Indianer, „die Wilden“ in französischen Klängen beschrieben. Und das Gemälde, an dem ich arbeitete, erschien mir als eine Art von ungarischem oder finnougrischem Tanz. Eine dicke Schicht Titanweiß drängte immer mehr danach, den Stacheldraht glänzend und glitzernd zu malen, als karnevalesk tanzendes Wirrwarr. Da, darunter, verschwommen, Hände und Hosenbeine, kaum sichtbar auf der anderen Seite, unter dem Glitter.

 

 


 

Magdalena Åberg (geb. 1972), eine finnische Künstlerin, malt überwiegend mit Ölfarben.

Als die Krise sich am Ende des Sommers zuspitzte und näher kam, hatte sie Schwierigkeiten mit den Motiven, an denen sie gerade arbeitete. Sie fühlte, dass sie sich mit dem schwierigen Thema beschäftigen musste, und nach verschiedenen Versuchen entstand die Serie Fences. Als Finnin und Europäerin ist die Künstlerin unvermeidlich ein Teil der „Festung Europa“. Wie fühlt sich das an? Wie kann man das überhaupt verstehen?

 

 


Magdalena Åberg – Fences

The artist Magdalena Åberg:

Decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the signing of the Schengen Agreement and the breaking up of borders in Europe, a new era started as the great streams of refugees streaming in from the south and the east this past summer of 2015. I was following the news and had to paint based on the images that came across the news. I was engulfed by Hungarian spiral barbed wire fences while I was listening to ballet music from the time of the Sun King on the radio. Cultural meetings were danced forth in a pompous festive spirit; Turks, Native Americans, „the Savages“ were described in French tones. And I experienced the painting I was working on as if it were some sort of Hungarian or Finno-Ugric dance. A thick layer of titanium white, ever more, wanted to paint the barbed wires glistening and glittering, as a carnivalesque dancing chaos. There, underneath, vaguely, hands and trouser legs barely visible on the other side, under the glitter.


 

Magdalena Åberg (born 1972), a Finnish artist, primarily works in oil and was, at the end of that summer when the crisis was growing and coming ever closer, having problems continuing on with the motifs she was working on at the time. She felt a pressing need to try to paint the difficult subject, and after various discarded attempts the series Fences came into existence; paintings with barbed wire fences as motif. As a Finn and European, the artist is unavoidably a part of the ‘Fortress Europe’: How does it feel? How is she supposed to understand this?