Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen: Autokulta

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Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen
 (b 1957) is a sculptor from Somero, West-Finland. Ant-Wuorinen takes photographs and makes video art. She uses industrially produced everyday items as material for her sculptures and environmental art. 

Autokulta

In her work for Sculpture Expanded, Ant-Wuorinen will make an art work out of a car.

Locations:
17.5.–8.6.2019 Tapulikaupunki
8.6.–6.7.2019 Cafe Kampela, Vuosaari
6.7.–4.8.2019 Esplanadi park
4.8.–23.8.2019 Töölönlahdenkatu
23.8.–15.9.2019 Shopping centre Kaari

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Pia Sirén: Julkiset rakennustyöt

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Pia Sirén (b. 1982) is an artist who specializes in large scale installations made of construction materials. In her works, scaffolding and tarpaulins form nature and landscapes; mountains, vegetation and forests. The works create artificial nature and temporary do-it-yourself landscapes. Sirén is interested in the physical and mental constructions surrounding landscapes, creating immersive spatial experiences, and the creative misuse of materials.

Julkiset rakennustyöt:

In her work, Sirén will build landscapes and natural-like elements using construction materials. The work will be different in all the locations.

Locations:
17.5.–13.6.2019 Malminkartano square
20.6.–15.8.2019 Mauno Koivisto square, Kamppi
20.8.–15.9. Central library Oodi

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Shoji Kato: Reaching 

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Shoji Kato’s art explores how humans make and sustain spaces. In his artistic research thesis, Place of Geometry (2015), Kato analysed the correlation between visions, concepts, actions, materials, technology and temporality using geometric models. His works have been exhibited internationally and deposited in many private collections.

Shoji Kato was born in Japan, has lived in Japan and the U.S. and currently lives and works in Helsinki. He studied at the State University of New York – Purchase College, the Academy of Fine Arts (Amsterdam) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

Reaching

Kato's work "Reaching" takes place a few times during the summer. His work suggests the interplay among the different kinds of associations attached with the materiality of stone, and the ways how the stones are set in place. The linkages will be highlighted with the spiritual and physical movements of human body and the human nature.

The work is situational rather than sculptural. It will be carefully arranged with spontaneous or even uncertain elements.

Locations:
17.5.2019 Finnish National Museum
15.8.2019 Paasitorni


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Forest Camp: Kakutus

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Artist group Forest Camp was formed in 1998 in Punkaharju, Finland. Artistic strength of Forest Camp is the free juggling of ideas which draws from connections between mundane life and art. The group’s production consists of interventions, site-specific installations together with artworks and events that probe the essence of art. Forest Camp is known specifically for the Kakutus interventions that have taken place in Mohni island, Jurmala, Punkaharju, Madrid, Acciarole, New York and Cheng Chau island.

Kakutus

As part of Sculpture Expanded the group will make improvised Kakutus interventions on the beaches of Helsinki.

Locations:
11.6.2019 Hietaniemi beach
5.8.2019 Aurinkolahti beach, Vuosaari

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 Pagan: Chrysalis

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Pagan
 is a cross-disciplinary collective of creatives with a background in technology, film, interaction design and game design. Currently they are exploring interactive media to make unique participatory installations in public space. Pagan are fundamentally connected  by the joy of experimentation and make-believe. Pagan are Daniel Blackburn, Lisa Roberts and Tuomo Tammenpää from Kemiö, Finland.

Chrysalis

Chrysalis is a site-specific installation in augmented reality. For observing the installation you need to download Chrysalis app by going to the address http://pagan.fi/chrysalis/

Locations:
15.5.–15.9.2019 Esplanadi park, statue of Runeberg
15.5.–15.9.2019 Malminkartano hill


 Riikka Puronen: Eau de Sculpture

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For Riikka Puronen the core ideas of sculpting are thinking, physicality and sensuality that a sculpture can mediate to the viewer. Materials and scale of sculptures vary depending on the idea and the work at hand. The materials also gain new meanings. Bronze for example, has more recently become a recyclable material as well as being a traditional and valuable material for sculpting.

Eau de Sculpture

In her work Eau de Sculpture Puronen invites people to sculpt with their minds.

Locations:
17.5.–9.6.2019 Allas Sea Pool
1.7.–15.8.2019 Central library Oodi
15.8.– 15.9.2019 Helsinki Cathedral

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Andy Best & Merja Puustinen: Strange Fruits 

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Andy Best & Merja Puustinen are visual and media artists, specialising in playful and provocative interactions in physical spaces such as galleries and museums, as well as in the urban space. Their work is powerful, provocative and often tackles social and political themes in playful, physical ways. They use many different materials, techniques and technologies to realise their ideas.

Andy Best is lecturer in sculpture and Head of the Center for General Studies at Aalto University. Merja Puustinen is Executive Director of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, as well as a PhD researcher at the University of the Arts, Helsinki.

Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit consists of three inflatable sculptures that are meant to be installed on roofs and walls of public buildings.

Locations:
17.5.–24.6.2019 Finlandia-talo
25.6.–13.8.2019 Malminkartano library
14.8.–15.9.2019 Vuotalo

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 Le Hien Minh: Divine Feminine

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Le Hien Minh (b. 1979, Hanoi, Vietnam) is known to persistently employ a Vietnamese traditional handmade paper called Dó, with which she constructs large scale installations. In her work, Dó paper is visibly vulnerable to the effects of weathering and human treatment. Materiality, whether on the point of dematerialization or materialization, is central. It is a manifestation of an idea that all things are impermanent.

Additionally, Le Hien Minh’s work acts as a bridge between contemporary and traditional Vietnamese art and also between modern and historical Vietnamese culture. She studied traditional Lacquer at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Art and acquired a degree in Fine Art from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, USA. Her works have been exhibited in major museums and galleries in Vietnam as well as in Korea, Taiwan, and the USA since 2003. Le Hien Minh currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

Divine Feminine

Divine Feminine is inspired by traditional Vietnamese female religious iconography (specifically, three female goddesses of the Đạo Mẫu folk religion). These three female icons are believed to have originated from the matriarchal societies of ancient Vietnam.
Divine Feminine is a study of Vietnamese matriarchal imagery and traditional craft, but also a reflection of my personal intention to celebrate female power, strength and sensibility.

Locations:
17.5.–1.7.2019 Shopping centre REDI, roof
1.7.–14.8.2019 Restaurant Töölönranta
14.8.–15.9.2019 Allas Sea Pool

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 Timo Heino: Sokea lauma

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Sculptor Timo Heino (b. 1962) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. A central theme in his art is investigating the material world. His focus is on the history, identity and circulation of matter, and on the ways the symbolic meaning and people’s relationship to various substances have changed in different eras. In addition to the metaphoric and artistic dimensions, the concept of matter is important to him through its social and political meanings. Heino graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in 1989. He received his doctoral degree in fine arts in 2016.

Sokea lauma

Sokea lauma is a momentary group of sculptures, a herd of deers that makes an antithesis for the ideal of a permanent heavy statue.

Locations:
17.5.2019 Helsinki Music Hall
16.6.2019 Tapulinkaupunki, Ajurinpuisto
1.8.2019 Töölönlahti
31.8.2019 Aurinkolahti beach

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 Denise Ziegler: Helmiä sioille

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Denise Ziegler
  is an artist and a researcher of public space born in Switzerland. She has graduated as master of Arts from Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 1997 and made her doctoral dissertation in 2010. In her postdoctoral research in Aalto University Levels of Elevation – the Sublime Experience as a Method to Address Public Space, Ziegler developed a new method for understanding urban space through experimental interventions.

Helmiä sioille

Fore Sculpture Expanded exhibition Ziegler will create an art work both kinetic and environmental.

Locations:
17.5.–30.6.2019 Restaurant Töölönranta
2.7.–8.8.2019 Helsinki Cathedral
10.8.–15.9.2019 Kaarela Ice Rink

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