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

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.

20 Years Kolonie Wedding

The project space association Kolonie Wedding celebrates its 20th birthday in 2021. The first Kolonie Wedding exhibition opened on 16 June 2001. On 10 September 2021, Kolonie Wedding will celebrate this anniversary with a Ceremony, exhibitions and a party.

Toolbox takes part on the anniversairy exhibition on 10 September with an exhibition by Markku Hakuri and Karen Stuke

For detailed informations, please check https://20jahre.koloniewedding.de/

20 Jahre Kolonie Wedding

PEOPLE – Notes from the Draughtman’s Diary |
27.08.–18.09.2021

Drawing exhibition with works by the Finnish artist
MARKKU HAKURI

Vernissage: 27 August 2021, 7pm

Toolbox Kabinett: Karen Stuke

http://www.karenstuke.de

27.08.–18.09.2021
Opening Times: Mi–Sa 15-19 h
10. 09. 2021: 19–21 Uhr

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


For German, please scroll down

PEOPLE – Notes from the Draughtman’s Diary

MARKKU HAKURI

The rule will be formed when many coincidences meet sufficiently in the same picture.

Jevgeni Vodolzkin: The flyer, Into kustannus 2018, p. 210

PEOPLE – Notes from the Draughtman’s Diary is three-year project based on the idea of our world view, which consists of stories constructed by all our senses. We fill in and modify these stories throughout our lives.

During the working process, between May 1, 2016 and April 31, 2019, I studied how visual information constructs one’s vision of the world. Daily randomly-chosen Press photos from the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper have been transformed in the draughtman’s diary into a new picture—a vision of the artist’s mindscape, a story of the moment.

The project provides a new way of reinterpreting the Press photos, which tell a new story of the world through free associations—a story I have transferred by drawing into the surroundings of my own experience. The pictures have become part of my own life story.

For those interested in the materials used: Diary pages (30 x 40 cm); a ballpoint pen; oil pastel; and watercolors, white/mainly black.

Markku Hakuri

www.markkuhakuri.com


Deutsch

MENSCHEN – Notizen aus dem Tagebuch des Zeichners

Die Regel wird gebildet, wenn sich viele Zufälle im gleichen Bild ausreichend treffen.
Jevgeni Vodolzkin: Der Flyer, Into kustannus 2018, S. 210

Menschen – Notizien aus dem Tagebuch des Zeichners ist ein dreijähriges Projekt, das auf der Idee unserer Weltanschauung basiert, die aus Geschichten besteht, die mit allen unseren Sinnen konstruiert werden. Wir füllen und modifizieren diese Geschichten unser ganzes Leben lang.
Während des Arbeitsprozesses, zwischen dem 1. Mai 2016 und dem 31. April 2019, habe ich erforscht, wie visuelle Informationen die eigene Sicht der Welt konstruieren. Täglich zufällig ausgewählte Pressefotos der Helsinkier Zeitung (Helsingin Sanomat) wurden im Tagebuch des Zeichners in ein neues Bild verwandelt – eine Vision der Geisteslandschaft des Künstlers, eine Geschichte des Augenblicks.

Das Projekt vermittelt eine neue Art der Interpretation der Pressefotos, die durch freie Assoziationen eine neue Weltgeschichte erzählen – eine Geschichte, die ich durch Zeichnen in die Umgebung meiner eigenen Erfahrung übertragen habe. Die Bilder sind Teil meiner eigenen Lebensgeschichte geworden.

Für Interessierte, die verwendeten Materialien sind: Tagebuchseiten (30 x 40 cm); ein Kugelschreiber; Öl-Pastell; und Aquarelle, weiß/hauptsächlich schwarz.
Markku Hakuri
www.markkuhakuri.com