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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 initia-
tives to be realized.

YÖ IN BERLIN is the first exhibition exchange between Yö ry and Galerie Toolbox. The exhi-
bition 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 partner-
ships 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 Väisä-
nen, Hanna Råst, Joonas Jokiranta and Airbakers (Toivola & Wager).
Close Encounters presents a collection of videos focused on exploring intimacy through per-
formance art from Juhani Koivumäki, Kainulainen&Latva, Mari Hokkanen, Eoin O`Dowd,
To Kosie, Henttu&Nummi&Kin and Ginko Hsu.

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. Tuo-
mas Holst blurs the lines between painting and sculpture with works that are made from re-
cycled 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 Henriik-
ka 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 cura-
torial team. Some of the artists will be present. Artist meetings on Saturday 1. 6 from 16 until
20 at the gallery.

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

Joakim Sederholm 30.3.–20.4.2024

Joachim Sederholm

We cordially invite you to the opening
 with works by Joakim Sederholm and Anton Laiko on Friday, 29 March 2024 from 7 pm.

I have always tried to express humanity with my work. I have expressed what it meens to be a fragile human being. I hope my art would increase tolerance and understanding between people. Often my work take the shape of a man or woman and sometimes a dog.
I mostly use wood as material.

Joakim Sederholm

Artwork. Sorrow, 2023, 21 x 21 x 83 cm, painted wood

Toolbox Kabinett: Anton Laiko

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

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

Contact | 25.8.–23.9.2023

Niina Räty (painting and drawing), Maija Helasvuo (wood sculptures)

Opening: Fri 25 August 2023, 7pm

25.8.-23.9.2023
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 3pm-7pm

Closed on bank holidays


Maija Helasvuo

My sculptures shown in the exhibition were created in memory of my deceased relatives.
In the old Finnish belief, the bird acts as a messenger between the living and the dead. So the connection to the afterlife is always there.

Maija helasvuo: From Spring to Autumn

Maija Helasvuo: From Spring to Autum, 2021, Photo: Jussi Tiainen


Niina Räty

I have a dog who brings joy and structure to my life. She trusts me, eagerly keeps me company, and makes ordinary days more meaningful. She is considered my property. Animals are traded, they are milked, sheared and slaughtered, they are made to carry and compete. Is it even possible to build a relationship with an animal without seeking benefits?

To milk, 2022, oil, pastel on canvas, Niina Räty

Niina Räty: To Milk, 2022, oil, pastel on canvas


Toolbox Cabinet
In the cabinet, two music archaeologists will introduce themselves.
One from Finland and one from Berlin:
Dr. Arnd Adje Both
Dr. Riitta Rainio
An archaeomusicological installation consisting of a virtual reality video and ceramic sculptures of instrumentalists will be presented.

The virtual reality videos bring to life the soundscape at the rock painting site of Siliävuori, Finland, about 5,000 years ago. The painted rock cliff rising directly from the lake responds to drumming and singing with echoes. Rock painting sites with images of animals, humans, boats and even drummers are believed to have been ritual sites for prehistoric hunter-fisher-gatherers.
The virtual reality reconstruction of Silävuori was made in collaboration between archaeologists, musicologists and cognitive scientists from the University of Helsinki, using terrestrial and aerial laser scans, spherical photography, spatial impulse response recordings, studio recordings and convolution. The work was part of Dr. Riitta Rainio’s project ”Acoustics and auditory culture at hunter-gatherer rock art sites in Northern Europe, Siberia and North America” funded by the Academy of Finland (2018–2023).

Photo_Riitta Rainio

 

 

 

 


Dr. Arnd Adje Both

The work’s I’m presenting here are related to a theme of mine, the invisibility of sounds and their momentary condition in time and place.


German:

Niina Räty (Malerei und Zeichnung), Maija Helasvuo (Holzskulpturen)

25.8.–23.9.2023

Öffnungszeiten: Mi–Sa 15-19 Uhr

An Feiertagen geschlossen


Maija Helasvuo

Meine in der Ausstellung gezeigten Skulpturen sind im Gedenken an meine verstorbenen Verwandten entstanden.
Im alten finnischen Glauben fungiert der Vogel als Bote zwischen den Lebenden und den Toten. Die Verbindung zum Jenseits besteht also immer.


Niina Räty

Ich habe einen Hund, der Freude und Struktur in mein Leben bringt. Sie vertraut mir, leistet mir eifrig Gesellschaft und macht gewöhnliche Tage sinnvoller. Sie wird als mein Eigentum betrachtet. Tiere werden gehandelt, sie werden gemolken, geschoren und geschlachtet, sie werden zum Tragen und zum Wettbewerb gezwungen. Ist es überhaupt möglich, eine Beziehung zu einem Tier aufzubauen, ohne Vorteile zu suchen?


Toolbox Kabinett

Im Kabinett werden sich zwei Musikarchäologen vorstellen.
Einer aus Finnland und einer aus Berlin:
Dr. Arnd Adje Beide
Dr. Riitta Rainio
Präsentiert wird eine archäomusikologische Installation bestehend aus einem Virtual-Reality-Video und Keramikskulpturen von Instrumentalisten.

Die Virtual-Reality-Videos erwecken die Geräuschkulisse an der Felsmalereistätte von Siliävuori, Finnland, vor etwa 5.000 Jahren zum Leben. Die bemalte Felswand, die sich direkt aus dem See erhebt, antwortet auf Trommeln und Gesang mit Echos. Es wird angenommen, dass die Felsmalereien mit Abbildungen von Tieren, Menschen, Booten und sogar Trommlern Ritualplätze für prähistorische Jäger, Fischer und Sammler waren.
Die Virtual-Reality-Rekonstruktion von Silävuori wurde in Zusammenarbeit von Archäologen, Musikwissenschaftlern und Kognitionswissenschaftlern der Universität Helsinki unter Verwendung von terrestrischen und Luft-Laserscans, sphärischen Fotografien, räumlichen Impulsantworten, Studioaufnahmen und anderen Techniken erstellt. Die Arbeit war Teil von Dr. Riitta Rainios Projekt “Acoustics and auditory culture at hunter-gatherer rock art sites in Northern Europe, Siberia and North America”, das von der Academy of Finland (2018-2023) finanziert wird.


Dr. Arnd Adje Both

Die von mir hier präsentierten Arbeiten beziehen sich auf eins meiner Themen, die Unsichtbarkeit von Klängen und ihr momentanenrZustand in Zeit und Raum.


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

Wed– Sat 3–7pm
An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed

Uwe Sennert

Reise in die Sennestadt |
25.02.–19-03.2022

Exhibition with works by

Sennf Sennert Installation, drawing

Toolbox Kabinett: Eike Laeuen 

Eike Laeuen-Marine

Eike Laeuen,
Marine, 2020, 34,5 X 29 cm

Vernissage: 25 February 2022, 7pm

25.02.–19.03.2022
Opening Times: Fr–Sa 15-19 h

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

Artwork top: Sennf Sennert, Die Gedankenform [The Shape of Thinking], mixed media, 2020

Jukka Suhonen

Introspection | 25.09.–23.10.2021

Exhibition with works by the finnish artists
Jukka Suhonen (paintings) | Harri Turunen (sculptures)

Vernissage: 24 September 2021, 7pm

25.09.–23.10.2021
Opening Times: Mi–Sa 15-19 h

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


Jukka Suhonen

I was born in 1963 in Joensuu, Finland, where I live and work to this day.
I studied arts for three years (1985- 1988) at Kankaanpää art school. I am a member of Finnish painters association, and also a member of Joensuu art association.
My works are in Finland state collection, city of Joensuu collection and health care district of Joensuu area. Also, they can be found in many private collections.
Art exhibition activities: 28 solo exhibitions, 54 group exhibitions and 12 Finland state art group exhibitions.
During my artistic career I have used many kind of painting methods. I’ve painted with oil colors, water soluable aquarelles, acrylic paints, and also drawings liquid inks in many colors.
Nowadays I am using acrylic paint on canvas and drawing black ink pens on paper.

I paint figurative works. Often on my canvases you can see only one or few body details: one leg, legs, head, or many heads and so on… I use also hints of other living creatures, like animals, or pieces of built environment by humans.

Maybe I want to describe tensions between individuals, temporal nature of life and also how fragile it is in many ways. Maybe there are also thoughts about hatred, love, and absolute evil which surround us sometimes.

Artwork: Jukka Suhonen, The King is Dead

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Harri Turunen

I am Harri Turunen, a sculptor from North Karelia.
Herbarium is a collection of plant samples.
The samples may be whole plants or parts thereof and they may be stored dried and pressed.
The material of the flora is painted iron wire. The significance of nature and human diversity is present (in the work). On a larger scale, the lack of intra-species diversity is a threat.

Maija Helasvuo

Sculptures | 29.02.–21.03.2020

Maija Helasvuo


Toolbox Kabinett:

Susanne Ring, Berlin »mein Hund bellt Farben«
https://www.susannering.net

Susanne Ring


Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  28.012.2020, 7pm

Open on Sunday 01 March, 2020, 2–6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition: 29 February – 21 March 2020
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm

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


Maija Helasvuo

Artist’s Statement

My sculptures address the experience of life being limited, our dependence on our own physical existence and especially on other people.
A human is part of a human community. The fields of our social interactions largely define the framework of our actions. Even our separation and isolation always stand in relation to others. Our ability to be intimate is the starting point of our existence. Our ability to take care carries us from one generation to another. Independence is inevitable, yet even our independence stands in relation to others, our diverse communities.
As neither the fields of interaction surrounding us nor our relations to others can be physically touched by the hand, we need sculptures to concretize these abstract experiences. In my view and experience, a sculpture still is a functioning means of symbolic thinking for human communities. In practice, this has already been the case since early cult objects.
Creating a sculpture is slow, at least for me. My themes develop slowly, if at all.
My topics of limitations and dependence on others intertwine and reveal themselves repeatedly. The material’s resistance is important to me. The physicality of creating a work is often enjoyable. The slowness in working with the material and the physical effort create time for thinking and for the opportunity to calmly solve sculptural problems.
I tend to get the impression that the slowness in making a sculpture does not prevent, but in fact assists the sculpture opening up to its viewer as an abrupt experience, even resembling a physical shock.
The viewer is important to me. The sculpture is a means to communicate with and within the community.

Maija Helasvuo
Sculptor, MFA

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Meine Skulpturen thematisieren das Erlebnis der Begrenztheit des Lebens, unsere Abhängigkeit von der eigenen physischen Existenz und insbesondere von anderen Menschen.
Ein Mensch ist Teil menschlicher Gemeinschaft. Unsere sozialen Interaktionsfelder bestimmen zu großen Teilen die Rahmenbedingungen unseres Handelns. Sogar unsere Abgrenzung und Isolation stehen immer in Beziehung zu anderen. Unsere Fähigkeit zu Intimität ist der Ausgangspunkt unserer Existenz. Unsere Fähigkeit sich um andere zu sorgen trägt uns von Generation zu Generation. Selbstständigkeit ist unabdingbar, und doch steht auch sie in Beziehung zu anderen, zu unseren vielfältigen Gemeinschaften.
Da wir weder die uns umgebenden Interaktionsfelder noch unsere Beziehungen zu anderen mit den Händen greifen können, brauchen wir Skulpturen als eine Konkretisierung unserer abstrakten Erlebnisse. Ich fühle und sehe Skulpturen weiterhin als funktionierendes Mittel des symbolischen Denkens menschlicher Gemeinschaften. Tatsächlich gilt dies bereits seit frühzeitlichen Kultobjekten.
Die Anfertigung einer Skulptur ist langsam, zumindest für mich. Meine Motive entwickeln sich langsam, wenn überhaupt.
Meine Themen von Begrenztheit und (die) Abhängigkeit von anderen, verflechten sich und erscheinen wiederholt. Der Widerstand des Materials ist wichtig für mich. Oft genieße ich das physische Erstellen des Werkes. Die Langsamkeit beim Bearbeiten des Materials und die physische Anstrengung schaffen Zeit, um nachzudenken und bildhauerische Probleme in Ruhe zu lösen.
Es scheint mir, dass das langsame Erstellen eines Werkes es keinesfalls hindert, sondern fördert, dass ein Werk sich den Betrachtenden öffnet als eine abrupte Erfahrung, welche sogar einem physischen Schock ähneln kann.
Die Zuschauer sind mir wichtig. Eine Skulptur ist ein Mittel, um mit und in einer Gemeinschaft zu kommunizieren.

Maija Helasvuo
Bildhauerin, MFA
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Veistokseni käsittelevät elämän rajallisuuden kokemusta, riippuvuuttamme omasta fyysisestä olemassaolostamme ja erityisesti muista ihmisistä.
Ihminen on ihmisyhteisön osa. Sosiaaliset vuorovaikutuskenttämme pitkälti määrittelevät toimintamme puitteet. Myös erillisyytemme ja eristyneisyytemme on aina suhteessa muihin. Kykymme läheisyyteen on olemassaolomme lähtökohta. Kykymme hoivata, kantaa meitä sukupolvelta toiselle. Itsenäisyys on välttämätöntä, mutta itsenäisyytemmekin on suhteessa muihin, moninaisiin yhteisöihimme.
Koska emme voi käsin koskea meitä ympäröiviä vuorovaikutuskenttiä tai suhdettamme muihin, tarvitsemme veistosta konkretisoimaan abstraktit kokemuksemme. Koen ja näen veistoksen olevan edelleen ihmisyhteisölle toimiva symbolisen ajattelun väline. Käytännössähän näin on ollut jo varhaisista kulttiesineistä alkaen.
Veistoksen tekeminen on hidasta, ainakin minulle. Teemani kehittyvät hitaasti, jos ollenkaan.
Aiheeni, rajallisuus ja riippuvuus muista, kietoutuvat ja paljastuvat yhä uudelleen. Materiaalin vastus on minulle tärkeää. Teoksen tekemisen fyysisyys on usein hauskaa. Materiaalin työstämisen hitaus ja fyysinen ponnistelu luovat aikaa ajattelulle ja mahdollisuudelle ratkaista rauhassa veistoksellisia ongelmia.
Olen ollut huomaavinani, että teoksen tekemisen hitaus ei estä, pikemminkin edesauttaa veistoksen avautumista katsojalleen äkillisenä, jopa fyysisen shokin omaisena kokemuksena.
Katsoja on minulle tärkeä. Veistos on väline kommunikoida yhteisön kanssa ja sen sisällä.

Maija Helasvuo
Kuvanveistäjä, KuM

Nora Tapper

Ember | 26.10.–23.11.2019

Nora Tapper, Finnland

Sculpture Exhibition


Toolbox Kabinett:

Catherine Lorent, Berlin


Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  25.10.2019, 7pm |

Finissage: Fr. 15.11.2019, 7pm

 

Gitarrung und Axt/ Guitaring and Axe
Tom Früchtl (Electric Guitar)
Catherine Lorent (Electric Guitar, Axe)

 

 

 

 

 


Open on Sunday 27 October, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 26 October–23 November 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

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


Nora Tapper

Ember

Ember is a group of huge empty black sacks sewed by hand from tarpaper and paper string. To me these sacks are enormous coal embers that glow in the dark and cold evening. The idea for sacks came from a task of making a work that would illustrate the amount of carbon dioxide produced each year by a Finnish family of four. I thought barbecue parties and the sacks full off black dusty coal. I recall the fire place where the last glow fades away.


Catherine Lorent

CALL OF THE WILD

Catherine-LLorent-bell

Catherine Lorent, Bell, 21×29,7 cm, mixed media

Catherine Lorent (* 1977 in Munich) studied painting at the Staatliche Akademie  der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe from 1998 to 2003, as well as history and art history at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Universities of Heidelberg and Luxembourg. In 2012 she received her doctorate in art history. In 2013, CATHERINE LORENT represented LUXEMBOURG at the Venice Biennale with the project “RELEGATION”.

The artist lives and works in Berlin in painting, drawing and installation. Furthermore she has been experimenting for several years as a multiinstrumentalist with electric guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice and pursues her music project Gran Horno.

Catherine Lorent has already exhibited in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States, Austria and Luxembourg, was nominated for the “Prix Robert Schuman” in Luxembourg in 2011, received the “Prix révélation 2011” and is considered one of the most important talents in Luxembourg.

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.

error Anssi Taulu

Error | 28.4.–19.05.2018

Anssi Taulu, Finland (sculptures),
Francois Knoetze, South Africa  (Video)

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 27.04.2018, 7pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 28.04.–29.05.2018 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

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


 Error

Do we see the consequences of our actions? Do we care?

Are we living in a dream industry, where nothing really happenes. Life just slides out between commercial breaks.

This reality is a growing tornado of mistakes, our collective blind spot.

Today’s phenomena are reflections from yesterday’s choices and decisions. And the traces go back over centuries. The history of a man is a jumble of courage, cowardice, wisdom, foolishness, mistakes, damages, mistakes, misunderstandings and recklessness.

Anssi Taulu works predominantly in the medium of sculptures, but includes environmental art projects, graphics, drawings, videos and collaborative projects with other artists in his large scale installations. Taulu graduated from Kankaanpää Art School in 1994. His major solo shows have been at Galleria Sculptor in Helsinki, GalleriaKONE in Hämeenlinna and Galerie Toolbox in Berlin, Germany. His environmental art project Wasp Factories were built in numerous places in Finland, Edinburgh and London. His works have been exhibited in Germany, Sweden, Scotland, Norway and Estonia. Taulu have public works in Finland and in Utica NY. He is a member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors and Toolbox cooperative. He lives and works in Hämeenlinna, Finland.


Video Room artist

Francois Knoetze

( South Africa)

Born in Cape Town, Francois Knoetze is a performance artist, sculptor and filmmaker. He holds a BA Fine Arts degree from Rhodes University and an MFA in Fine Arts degree from Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT (both with distinction).

In 2012 Knoetze featured as one of Art South Africa magazine’s “Bright Young Things” and was recently selected as one of Mail & Guardian’s “Top 200 Young South Africans” of 2015. Knoetze’s work incorporates video, performance and sculpture, as he retraces the life cycles of discarded objects and explores junctures between material and social histories. In his Mongo* sculptural suits, the synthetic is welded to the human – bringing focus to the objectification of persons, through the personification of objects.

Videos

Cape Mongo

Cape Mongo, formed part of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival Main Programme in 2015. He has participated in group exhibitions, such as U/Tropiaat the Wiener Festwochen in Germany (2015), Slow Violence at the University Stellenbosch Art Gallery (2015) and Designing Futures at the Lagos Photo Festival (2015). His work has also been shown at a number of local and international film festivals, including the WNDX Festival of Moving Image 2015 (winner of the Jury Prize for Best International Work), the 17th Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, Artvideo Koeln: Audiovisual Experiences in Cologne (2015), Infecting The City Public Art Festival in Cape Town (2015), Usurp Zone5 Film Festival at the Usurp Art Gallery & Studio in London (2015), the FILMIDEO International Film Festival at the Index Art Center in Newark, New Jersey (2015) and OK.Video Film Festival in Indonesia (2015).

Mongo n. slang. object thrown away and then recovered.

More info: https://francoisknoetze.carbonmade.com

Galerie Toolbox Berlin

Meeting Point | 24.11.–16.12.2017

Maija Helasvuo, Markku Hirvelä, Johanna Ilvessalo, Pekka Kauhanen, Irma Laukkanen, Olli Mantere, Kajsa Mattas, Susanne Ring, Anneli Sipiläinen, Heimo Suntio, Nora Tapper, Veronika Witte

Sculpture Exhibition

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 24.11.2017, 7pm |
Öffnungszeiten Kolonie-Weekend / Friday 7–10pm, Sunday 2-6pm |
Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 24.11.–16.12.2017 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

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


German Text
Finnish Text

Meeting Point

Meeting point is a collective miniature sculpture exhibition by nine Finnish, one Finnish, in Sweden working, as well as two German sculptors. The purpose of the exhibition is to function as a Meeting Point for sculptors, sculptures and audience.

I did not exactly curate the exhibition. My concept in the Projekt Raum Toolbox is to create an abundant and rich miniature sculpture hassle – a show room, in which the differences and similarities of the works can freely appear and shift to the viewer’s memory as a visual mental image. What I hope for, is that the viewer gets emotionally and intellectually touched, while being surrounded by the sculptures.

Since early cult objects, especially sculptures have functioned as a concrete, tangible possibility for humankind to process emotions and thoughts, which are of abstract nature. In this possibility lies the unique power of sculptures – regardless of method, size or material.

Maija Helasvuo
Sculptor, MFA


Meeting Point

Meeting point ist eine gemeinschaftliche Ausstellung aus Miniaturskulpturen von neun finnischen, einer finnischen, in Schweden ihr Lebenswerk schaffenden, sowie zwei deutschen BildhauerInnen. Der Zweck des Meeting point ist es, als Treffpunkt für BildhauerInnen, Skulpturen und Publikum zu dienen.

Im Grunde habe ich die Ausstellung nicht kuratiert. Mein Konzept ist es, im Projekt Raum Toolbox ein üppiges und reiches Tohuwabohu aus Miniaturskulpturen zu kreieren – einen Showroom, in dem sich die Differenzen und Gemeinsamkeiten der Werke frei zeigen und sich als visuelle Vorstellungen in das Gedächtnis der ZuschauerInnen übertragen können. Ich hoffe, dass die von Skulpturen umgebenen ZuschauerInnen emotional und intellektuell berührt werden.

Schon seit frühen Kultobjekten hat insbesondere die Skulptur als konkrete, greifbare Möglichkeit gewirkt, Emotionen und Gedanken zu verarbeiten, welche vom Charakter her abstrakt sind. In dieser Möglichkeit verbirgt sich die einzigartige Kraft der Skulpturen – unabhängig von Methode, Größe oder Material.

Maija Helasvuo
Bildhauerin, M.F.A.


Meeting Point

Meeting point on yhdeksän suomalaisen, yhden suomalaistaustaisen Ruotsissa elämäntyönsä tehneen sekä kahden saksalaisen kuvanveistäjän yhteinen pienoisveistos-näyttely.
Meeting point:n tarkoituksena on toimia veistäjien, veistosten ja yleisön kohtaamispaikkana.

En ole varsinaisesti kuratoinut näyttelyä. Konseptinani on luoda Projekt Raum Toolboxiin runsas ja rikas pienoisveistos hässäkkä – show room, jossa teosten erot ja yhtäläisyydet voivat vapaasti tulla esiin ja siirtyä visuaaliseksi mielikuvaksi katsojan muistiin. Toivon katsojan tulevan emotionaalisesti ja älyllisesti kosketetuksi veistosten ympäröimänä.

Varhaisista kulttiesineistä alkaen on erityisesti veistos toiminut konkreettisena, käsinkosketeltavana mahdollisuutena ihmiskunnalle käsitellä emootioita ja ajatuksia, jotka ovat luonteeltaan abstrakteja. Tässä mahdollisuudessa piilee veistosten ainutkertainen voima – tekotavasta, koosta tai materiaalista riippumatta.

Maija Helasvuo
Kuvanveistäjä, KuM