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Yö Galerie Helsinki

Yö in Berlin 1.-22.6.2024

You are warmly welcome to our opening of Yö in BERLIN on Friday, 31 May 2024, 6–10pm.

address:
Galerie/Projektraum TOOLBOX, Koloniestraße 120,
13359 Berlin-Wedding, U-Bahn Osloerstraße

Yö ry Artists’ Association is an advocacy organization for professional artists from various fields, primarily operating in Helsinki. YÖ in BERLIN is a group exhibition organized by Yö ry, featuring works by its member artists. Yö has over 300 member artists and a gallery in Helsinki on Lönnrotinkatu. The space is free for all exhibiting artists, not just members of the association. At the core of Yö is its members’ desire to act. Yö ry is not merely an artist-run gallery but a coalition of proactive and enthusiastic professionals from various fields. Yö is a movement and community, whose large membership enables even the most ambitious initiatives to be realized.

YÖ IN BERLIN is the first exhibition exchange between Yö ry and Galerie Toolbox. The exhibition is curated by Toolbox’s founding members together with Yö ry members Mia Makela and Henriikka Pöllänen.

Yö’s exhibition at Galerie Toolbox includes video art, visual art, and a portfolio showcase, where you can browse the works of Yö’s member artists on a screen. The video works and portfolios were selected through an open call.

All the videos have been produced during 2020´s. The video works have been curated into 3 different screening programs. Remnants of the Wild presents videos exploring our partnerships to non-human world from Earth Forces, Mia Makela and Lau Rämö. Tapestry of Time contains video works unraveling the echoes of past in the present time from Johanna Väisänen, Hanna Råst, Joonas Jokiranta and Airbakers (Toivola & Wager).
Close Encounters presents a collection of videos focused on exploring intimacy through performance art from Juhani Koivumäki, Kainulainen&Latva, Mari Hokkanen, Eoin O`Dowd,
To Kosie, Sini Henttu and Ginko Shu.

The paintings and sculptures in the exhibition bring forth the diversity of materials. Isabel Pathirane’s paintings are bound together by the strong use of color and expressiveness. Tuomas Holst blurs the lines between painting and sculpture with works that are made from recycled materials. Krista Blomqvist’s series “Creatures of the Night” consists of paintings on copper, which evolve over time as the copper itself changes. The glass sculptures of Henriikka Pöllänen and Kimmo Reinikka bring out different dimensions of glass as material.

Curatorial team consisted of Toolbox founding members Maija Helasvuo and Niina Räty in collaboration with Yö Association board members Mia Mäkelä and Henriikka Pöllänen.

Opening program includes a performance from Tapani Pirog and an opening talk by Yö curatorial team.. Tapani Pirog will premiere a new performative work entitled Ich bin ein Baseball during the exhibition opening.

Tapani Pirog is a Helsinki-based ultramodernist and post-expressionist.

https://www.instagram.com/aetherblau/

www.pirog.fi

More information on the schedule will be available later on Yö’s and Toolbox’s websites.

https://www.yory.fi/fi/etusivu

Artwork: Johanna Väisänen


Galerie/Projektraum TOOLBOX
Koloniestraße 120
13359 Berlin-Wedding
U-Bahn Osloerstraße

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

Clowns

RISISTENTES – A look at the clown from Latin American feminisms. | 06.05.2022

Documentary film with interviews of 17 clowns who tell their stories in relation to laughter and humor.

06. 05. 2022, 7pm

On donation

Open memories, expressive channels, bodies in motion, in search of pleasure and the expression of a laugh with presence, wide, hard and completely healing and spiritual. A laugh that reconnects us and returns us to care and sisterhood among all. Remembering our origin, from a circular exploration of what the journey towards wild comedy is.

Voices of diverse, different and plural personalities. Seventeen women from different parts of Latin America tell us how laughter is crossed in their contexts and how they make it a tool of resistance to heteropatriarchy.

https://www.instagram.com/payasascirkulando/

Toolbox

Juha Sääski, Kenneth Pils, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa, Kabinett: Esther Horn | 29.04.–21.05.2022

Vernissage: 29. 04. 2022, 19 h
Eröffnungsmusik von Harri Sjöström (Saxophon)
Opening music by Harri Sjöström (saxophone)

29.04.–21.05.2022
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Mi–Sa 15–19 h
Kolonie Weekend: 01 05. 2022: 14 –18 h

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


Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa (Stockholm)

Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa

“Diana”. Ich weiß nicht, ob es das Licht war, das ihr seltsam in die Augen fiel. Aber ich erinnere mich, wie berührt ich war, als ich in ihr blau-meliertes Rund, ihre Iris, sah. Und der Blick wurde weiter in die dunkle Pupille gezogen. Das monumentale Gemälde entstand in einer performativen Situation 2022.

 

 

Kenneth Pils (Stockholm)

Kenneth Pils

Von Kindheitserinnerungen inspirierte Aquarellbilder in einer Mixed-Media-Installation.
Von der Bildwelt in den physischen Raum – ein Kunstwerk, das man umrunden und lesen kann wie eine 3-dimensionale Collage und dabei totalen Szenenwechsel erlebt. Ein wenig, als ob man sich erst streitet und dann Freunde wird.

 

Juha Sääski (Helsinki)

Juha SääskiDie Mixed-Media-Arbeiten auf Papier beschäftigen sich mit der Frage: Was ist ein gutes Leben in einer Atmosphäre von Unsicherheit oder gar Angst? Ist es möglich, die schlimmen Vorfälle auszublenden, die in unsere hoffnungsvollen Gedanken, in unser
glückliches Zuhause eindringen? Ist es Eskapismus?

www.juha-saaski.fi

Esther Horn (Berlin)

SEsther Horn

Danke, ich komme nun mit der Dunkelheit zurecht. Tatsächlich kann sie wahnsinnig schön sein. Es kommt auf das Licht an, das man setzt, um sie zu erkennen.
Aus: „A Ghost song und die Wahrhaftigkeit der Collage“, blog Artikel Esther Horn vom 22.12.2021

www.estherhorn.de

 

Mika KArhu Video-Screenshot

And Words at Night |
29.10.–20.11.2021

Exhibition with works by
Mika Karhu (video)

Toolbox Kabinett: Jan Bejšovec (textile art)

Vernissage: 29 October 2021, 7pm

29.10.–20.11.2021
Opening Times: Mi–Sa 15-19 h

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


Mika Karhu

“Thoughtlessness – carefree indifference, hopeless confusion or complacent repetition of ‘truths’ turned flat and empty – seems to be the most striking character of our time […] I suggest something very simple, not more than that we think about what we do.”
Hannah Arendt

http://www.mikakarhu.com/en/


Jan Bejšovec

Jan Bejšovec

 

Dr. Goebbels
40 x 30 cm
appliqués and hand-embroidery on stretcher frame
2012

The German-Jewish photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt succeeded in revealing a portrait of the notorious National Socialist in Geneva in 1933 during a visit by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels to the League of Nations in Geneva. Goebbels fixed the photographer full of hatred and thereby lost his bourgeois mask for a moment.

Through the strong abstraction of the original photo and the reduction to his face, Goebbels hateful gaze is further accentuated in the textile image. The reduction to a few sharp-edged shapes and the contrast of black and white sharpen the image‘s message. Hand-embroidered surfaces create an additional profile depth on the superimposed textile applications.

http://www.konfliktstoff.org

Mein Gott im Himmel | 27.9.–19.10.2019

Ihana Havo, Finnland

Sculpture

Toolbox Kabinett:

An indifferent friend

ELO Film School Finland
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Aalto University

Vilja Harjamäki, Mirka Sulander, Nikke Bakka, Menni Renvall, Antti Lempiäinen

Teacher: Dr. Mika Karhu

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  27.09.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 29 September, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 27 September – 19 October 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

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


Mein Gott im Himmel, Ihana Havo

”History is a set of lies agreed upon”
Napoleon Bonaparte

No worries there mr. Bonaparte man, I’m with you, I’m mean after the 9/11, (building 7!!!), and all the false flags and crisis actors and duper’s delights the ”Official Narrative” don’t seem so official narrative anymore.
So Berlin, what a city, Germany what a history
Berlin was bombed to smithereens by allies and ruskies was closing in
and then, there is the holocaust. Well how very silly of me to think that I´d get
some answers to that one. I mean revisionism is illegal in Germany. So this
time the official narrative is enforced by the law. I guess usa is still the
romantic way of putting it. Well fuck it Wendy, let´s go bowling, I mean really
bowling.

When Hillary Clinton, we-came-we-saw-and-he-died on Muammar
Gaddafi´s ass back in 2011, not only she destroyed Libya, but also she
started the European migrant crisis. Last thing Muammar said from his drain
pipe was, ”pump the breaks, if you’ll kill me now, the Europe will go black”.
Killary didn’t listen, so here we are. In most of the European countries the
fertility rates are falling and we are facing a ”baby bust”, which means there
are insufficient amount of children to maintain the country`s population size.
How many years till the ethnic Germans and its culture dies out.
How fast can European countries disappear? Is it important anymore to have
your culture, identify yourself with a certain nationality? I don’t know. Let’s
just fast forward to the future where everybody’s living in a mega cities,
because sure its convenient and its illegal to go past city limits, because the
rest of the country is wildlife preserve area to save us from the climate
change.

Tho AOC thinks we´re dead in 12.

Alexander Horn-The Black Hunter

The Black Hunter
25.01.–16.02.2019

Alexander Horn (Drawings, Video),
Frank Rossi
(Sound-Installation and Tonal Pattern Generator)

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 25.01.2019, 7pm |

Performance on Saturday 26.01. at 8pm

Open on Sunday 27.01.2019 from 2-6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 26. 01–19.02. 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Fr-Sa 3-7pm |

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


scroll down for German translation

The Black Hunter

The work of Alexander Horn is known for its drifting along at the limits of what seems to be speakable, or, as one of the titles says: ‘Administrations and measures at the border of unlikeliness’.
Horn’s pictures, mostly begun as drawings and structured through limited imagery, are completed by diverse mixed media.
These drawings combine concise composition, overpainting and collagelike elements into a peculiar pictorial language which, despite its archaic impression of rigidity, hints at something detached and moving.

Dr. Harry Gelb


Die Arbeiten Alexander Horns zeichnen sich oft, im Wortsinne, dadurch aus, dass sie an den
Grenzen des Sagbaren entlanggleiten, oder „Anwendungen und Maßnahmen an der Schnittstelle zur Unwahrscheinlichkeit“ sind – wie einer der Titel lautet.
In den motivisch sehr eng gefassten und meist als Zeichnungen angelegten, dann in verschiedenen Mischtechniken fortgeführten Grafiken vermengen sich strenge Formgebung, Übermalungen sowie collagehafte Elemente zu einer eigentümlichen Bildsprache, welche trotz ihrer archaisch anmutenden Statik etwas Losgelöstes und Bewegendes in sich birgt.

Dr. Harry Gelb


 So viele Farben Schwarz

frank-rossi_so-viele-farben-schwarz

Frank Rossi | So viele Farben Schwarz

So viele Farben Schwarz is a Sound-Installation and Tonal Pattern Generator. In it, the twin strands of confrontation with automatons that are able to play music independently of humans and the idea of automated composition, of endlessly self-generating music, are combined to form an autopoietic, that is to say, both self-playing and self-composing music machine.
check full text on http://telesma.com/

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.

lost-luggage

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

film students from Finland in Toolbox

RAND | 27.10.–17.11.2018

Aalto University and Oulu University Film School

  • Taneli Suoranta
  • Mikael Syrjälä
  • Sanna Liinamaa
  • Janne Häkkinen
  • Jaakko Kemppainen
  • Kirsi Huhtanen
  • Tuuli Teelahti
  • Sanna Liljander
  • Janne Junes
  • Ossi Tuovinen
  • Anne Nuuros
  • Maija Pellinen
  • Malin Nyqvist
  • Sevgi Eker

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 26.10.2018, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 30.09.2018 from 2-6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 27.10. –17.11. 2018 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

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

Ilkka Sariola

Shit Happens 2
29.9.–20.10.2018

Drawings by Ilkka Sariola

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 28.09.2018, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 30.09.2018 from 2-6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 29.9. –20.10. 2018 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

Finissage: 20.10.2018 7:30pm

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


Ilkka Sariola (b.1969) is an urban artist and priest based in Helsinki. He is known for his expressive drawings and performances. In january 2018 Sariola had a large exhibition Shit Happens at Gallery Orton, Helsinki and now he continues the theme is his first solo show in Berlin Galerie Toolbox.

Shit Happens 2 is a collection of drawings from four series called: Disgrace, Thirst, Easter drawings and Sunday drawings. Disgrace is about personal and collective shame. Thirst has echoes of the tradition of 14 Stations of the Cross. Easter drawing are in connection of religious themes as lamentation, pietá and ecce homo. Sunday drawings combine biblical and political topics. All drawings are mede with pencil and eraser on paper.

Zeichnungen von Ilkka Sariola

Ilkka Sariola (geb.1969) ist ein urbaner Künstler und Pfarrer der in Helsinki lebt und arbeitet. Er ist bekannt für seine expressive Zeichnungen und Performance. Im Januar 2018 hat Sariola eine Große Austellung Shit Happens im Galerie Orton, Helsinki und jetzt macht er weiter mit das Thema in seine erste Solo Austellung in Berlin in der Galerie Toolbox.

Shit Happens 2 ist eine Auswahl von Zeichnungen aus vier Serien, die die Schande, der Durst, Osterzeichnungen und Sonntagzeichnungen heißen. Die Schande geht um persönliches und kollektives Schamgefühl. Der Durst ist inspiriert von den vierzehn Stationen des Kreuzweges. Osterzeichnungen sind verbunden mit religiöse Themen wie Beweinigung, pietá und ecce homo. Sonntagzeichnungen kombinieren biblische und politische Inhalte. Alle Werke sind mit Bleistift und Radierer gezeichnet.

 

Toolbox 6 years Party

TOOLBOX 6 Years Birthday Party
24.–26.08.2018

GOLDEN AGE-Festival 24.– 26.8.2018

Koloniestraße 120, 13359 Berlin-Wedding


Friday 24.8.

Starting 11:00

”Superpositio” collective drawing-collage-installation process, pop-up exhibition.

Artists: Maija Helasvuo, Mika Karhu, Juha Sääski, Niina Räty, Sampsa Indren, Minna Jatkola, Anssi Taulu. Kollektiivisen piirustus-kollaasi-tilateos yhteisteoksen valmistaminen (TOOLBOX-jäsenistö).

18:00

Live music:

Harri Sjöström and Emilio Gordoa duo

20:00  At the park near Galerie TOOLBOX:

Träumende Bäume

Uneksivat puut (Träumende Bäume)nykytanssia ja nukketeatteria yhdistelevä esitys (Puppentheater mit zeitgenössischem Tanz) joka pohjautuu Didier Comèsin sarjakuvaan Uneksivien puiden talo (Das auf Didier Come´s´Comic ”La Maison ou´revent les arbres” basierende Stuck. Performers from Helsinki and Tampere. Helsinkiläis-tamperelainen työryhmä. More information, Lisätietoa: www.uneksivatpuut.net

Das auf Didier Comès` Comic ” La Maison où rêvent les arbres (Das Haus, wo die Bäume
träumen) basierende Stück verbindet Puppentheater mit zeitgenössischem Tanz. Die
Inszenierung ist mit drei TänzerInnen, einer Puppenspielerin, einer Schauspielerin und einem
Musiker besetzt und verhandelt den Klimawandel, unsere Beziehung zum Wald und die
Macht der Albträume.
Die Bäume sind der Menschen überdrüssig geworden, und die Zeit der angenehmen Träume
ist vorbei. Früher verwandelten sich die Träume der Bäume etwa in Vögel oder
Schmetterlinge, doch aufgrund des unguten menschlichen Treibens sind die Träume nun
reine Albträume. Diese Albträume setzen sich zusammen aus uralten kollektiven
Erinnerungsstucken und greifen – puppenspielerisch dargestellt – als Raubtiere an,
gnadenlos.
Durch Bewegung, Tanz und verschiedene Radiofrequenzen hindurch entwickelt die
Inszenierung sich auf ihr ritualhaftes Ende zu. Aufführungssprachen sind englisch, deutsch
und finnisch.
Kosten- und barrierefreie Vorfuhrungen am Fr 24.8. und So. 26.8., jeweils 20 Uhr am
Kanalufer in Berlin-Wedding. Treffpunkt ist die Galerie Toolbox an der Koloniestraße 20.

Regie und Dramaturgie: Mira Laine, Choreografie: Mirva Keski-Vähälä / Darstellerinnen: Outi Ivaska, Heidi Suur-Hamari, Sini Peltola, Tommi Rikkinen, Petra Haapio, Riku-Pekka Kellokoski / Puppen und Masken: Anna Sucksdorff / Kostum: Reija Stenius / Musik, Komposition und Sound: Riku-Pekka Kellokoski / Licht: Jari Piitulainen / Grafikdesign: Mark Ståhle / Ubersetzung des Originalwerks ins Finnische: Soile Kaukoranta / Deutsche Ubersetzung: Elina Kritzokat / Website und Herstellung: Bastian Salmela

Videostudio:

Kristina Frank (Visby,Sweden) ”We are all atoms”, ”Take to the woods”, ”Blanco”, ”Two rabbits part 1”, ”Two rabbits part 2”


Saturday 25.8.

14.00 Galerie TOOLBOX
”Superpositio”- drawing-collage-installation.

The visitors may participate working, continue doing the collective art work. Gallerian seinillä yleisöllä mahdollisuus osallistua kollektiiviseen piirustus/kollaasiin.

Videostudio: Kristina Frank (Visby, Sweden) all day long

17:00 Galerie TOOLBOX and the street in front of gallery:

Performance: Kalle Turakka-Purhonen

Live music: Country band


Sunday 26.8.

20:00 at the park near Galerie TOOLBOX:

Träumende Bäume, second performance, Uneksivat puut -toinen esitys

21:00 Videoart, outdoor screening in front of the gallery:

The X Film Femmes: The Talkies,

Artists: Aino Havu, Ilkka Hautala, Taina Medina, Gabriela Gaia Meirelles, Taimi Nevaluoma, Mortti Saarnia