Landscape – Metropolis, 10 July – 8 August, 2015
This large-scale exhibition of Finnish Environmental Art in collaboration with Irish curator John Power of G11, and a myriad of Irish/Finnish/Berlin-based artists takes place for the first time in Berlin’s Metropolis, creating a unique platform for the exchange of ideas. The show encompasses an impressive variety of media and scale including large sculptural installations, photography, painting and video works. Concerns for the ecological and the poetic are knitted together in the apt setting of this former power station in Berlin-Schönweide, literally translated to ‘pretty pasture’. Sadly all remnants of these green meadows have long since vanished following Berlin’s industrialization. However, like the remote Finnish forests, or even barren Irish landscapes, Berlin’s industrial wasteland has become the perfect playground for artists, with space and freedom for experimentation, as one can see in this dynamic exhibition.
This exhibition celebrates LARU ART Association, Finland’s 10th anniversary, and will include Human Era, a series of video works on display during the exhibition. LARU ART Association is a Helsinki-based non-profit whose purpose is to promote environmental awareness and art creation and artists collaboration. This exhibition is kindly supported by Bezirksamt Treptow-Köpenick Berlin, the Arts Council of Uusimaa, Finland and the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin.
Riikka Aresalo I Ciro Beltran I Alma Heikkilä I Heli Hietala I Jane Hughes I Tapani Hyypiä I Sirpa Jokinen I Saara-Maria Kariranta I Bartlomiej Kiszka I Kaija Kiuru I Kaisu Koivisto I Erja Laakkonen I Sanna Majander I Pia Männikkö I Joe McGill I Anu Miettinen I Moseke & Pelda I Elva Mulchrone I Enda O’Donoghue I Mimosa Pale I Jonne Pitkänen I Eeva-Liisa Puhakka I Anni Rapinoja I Kevin Ryan I Kaisa Salmi I Michael Snoek I Hendrik Voerkel
Concept – Curator John Power in collaboration with Anu Miettinen, Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Jane Hughes and LARU ART Association, Finland
Former power station Rathenauhallen, Wilhelminenhofstr. 83. building 70, 12459 Berlin – Schöneweide
Opening Friday 10th July at 18:00.
Opening night only Performance Voyage 5 Domestic selected by Artists´Association MUU, Finland; a special screening of video performances by: Annette Arlander, Yvon Chabrowski, Sasha Huber, Julieta Maria, Sara Pathirane Richter, Meyer, Marx, Rah Saneie, Willem Wilhelmus, Tomasz Szrama, Carlo Zanni
Exhibition runs from 11th July to 8th August 2015.
Opening Hours: Thurs-Sun 12-18.00.
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For more information: berlin.g11-art.de / LARU ART Association, Finland www.laruart.com
Performance Voyage 5 Domestic & Artists’Association MUU, www.muu.fi