Jari Männistö – Sculptor
Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1965
He worked for 15 years as an officer in the Finnish armed forces. Since year 2000 he has been working as a full time professional sculptor.
A film by Kaisa Salmi
She directed a huge rewarded performance ”Fellman’s field for 22000 peoples living monument” conserning finnish biggest consentration camp in civil war 1918 and stories of five main characters.
Fellman’s field movie in three channels
22 000 soldiers and civillians were gathered into a prison camp to Fellman’s field in Lahti 1918. The prisoners [...]
Kaurismäki- Produktion Designer Markku Pätilä builds exhibition for SUOMESTA galleria
born in Tampere 1948
lived long periods in several countries
lives at the moment in Helsinki
Studied art in Boston School of Museum of Fine Arts
and in Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna
took apart in several solo and group Exhibitions in Finland and aboard
has numerous works in [...]
Lecture-like presentation about sets used in Aki Kaurismäki films
I do not like formulated relationship to art and I try to challenge the viewer to see and experience the painting directly, without contextual layers.
Terra Incognita / two installations in a room
Christine Candolin / Catharina Kajander
Media Art Installation
Herzlich willkommen zur Eröffnung der Austellung am Samstag dem 4. Oktober um 19:00 Uhr.
You are warmly welcome to the Vernissage of the Exhibition on Saturday October 4th at 7 pm.
Musik Improvisation / Music Improvisation Jone Takamäki
Die Installation „Frontiers“ (‚Grenzen‘) umfasst eine Videoprojektion, einen Soundtrack und Metallreliefs, die [...]
CONSEPTUAL SHIFTS – KÄSITTEELLISIÄ LIUKUMIA 6.-27.9.2014
Di-Sa 13 – 18 Uhr / Tue-Sat 1 – 6pm
“The classification of artists in the art world is demolished – whether it is material, techniques or styles, artists no longer can be categorised. There no longer seems to be generation differences either – nor [...]
Welcome! Willkommen! Tervetuloa!
Artist talk by Minna Pöllänen on Thursday, August 21st at 19.30, followed by a discussion with artist Elizabeth McTernan.
“Landscape is an exhausted medium, no longer viable as a mode of artistic expression. Like life landscape is boring; we must not say so.” – W.J.T. Mitchell: Landscape and Power
Minna Pöllänen (b.1980) is [...]
By MINNA PÖLLÄNEN
9.8 – 30.8.2014
Vernissage on Saturday 9th of August 2014, from 7pm/19Uhr.
Performance by sound artist Jukka Hautamäki at the opening at 8pm.
“Landscape is an exhausted medium, no longer viable as a mode of artistic expression. Like life landscape is boring; we must not say so.”
- W.J.T. Mitchell: Landscape and Power
InstantKarma An organic combination of classical singing and contemporary dance: Opera Physical
17, 18, 19 and 20 July 2014, 7 pm / 19.00. + ALL GARDENS indie folk mixes with the singing and musical material of the wood nymphs on Saturday 19 July, 8.30 pm/ 20.30.
Okko Pöyliö’s Novels exhibition has been extended till thursday 3.7.2014 due to the public demand.
Novels is Okko Pöyliö´s first solo exhibition in Germany. It consists of sixty drawings that sum up to four different stories dealing with difficult topics such as sexual violence and loneliness.
Heilige Orte by Stefan Bremer and Sari Bremer.
This exhibition shows similarities and differences between two generations of an artist family.
Rutto & Koivusalo, feat Héctor Rey Sexy and free in Berlin Concert 29.4. 19Uhr/7pm
Ears Eyes Skin – Other notation
Timo Tuhkanen (guitars and percussion), Markus Wenninger (clarinet & flute)
APRIL 16, 2 pm #7 Workshop
APRIL 19, 7 pm #7 Open studio day
APRIL 22, 2 pm #7 Workshop
APRIL 24, 3 pm #7 Open studio day, talk, and performance
Site specific exhibition by 12 students from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki:
Andrey Bogush, Océane Bruel, Artor Jesus Inkerö, J.A. Juvani, JP Kaljonen, Liudmila Kartoskina, Hertta Kiiski, Jeanne Lassus, Reija Meriläinen, Maarit Mustonen, Jaana Ristola, Martins Rozenfelds.
Maippi Ketola Ceremony NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 27.2. 21Uhr/9pm
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Anyway there is amazing opening coming on saturday 8th of February 7pm/19Uhr
The Museum of Maria Theresa Alvarez was founded in 1978 by Azucena Ramos, daughter of Maria Theresa’s daughter Juanita.
Maria Theresa Alvarez Museum ist im 1978 von der Tochter Juanitas und Enkeltochter Maria Theresa, Azuenta Ramos gegründet.
In his paintings Paavo Paunu (b. 1965) mediates the story of being
human. He is breaking the borders and creating platforms for seeking
contacts. There is space without clear form, based on emotions, hopes
beliefs and truth.
Minister of Culture and Sport Paavo Arhinmäki handed Suomi Prize to Jari Haanperä and SUOMESTA galleria 16th of December 2013
In the beginning I recall things and circumstances. After a while the recollection will turn hazy enough and I won’t pay too much attention to it. Then the world feels like new: things I have seen and things I have imagined will change places, overlap and come together. That’s my creative moment. A quiet world at twilight.
Jari Haanperä (born 1957) is a media, light and sound artist and director from Finland.
FYR is a light installation made of over 200 lanterns attached to three trampoline bodies.
This light construction reflects into the gallery space as well as into the surrounding street.
Jari Haanperä´s FYR is the first exhibition in Project Room of Freies Museum Berlin and SUOMESTA galleria.
Freies Museum Berlin and Suomesta galerie are located @ Bülowstraße 90 in Berlin Schöneberg.
Tanja Koponen (b. 1968) has created an installation In This Room at the Suomesta galleria.
The final work has only emerged during the construction stage.
Koponen frequently creates works through an intuitive process of elimination
that responds to the interface presented by specific place and moment;
making them site-specific and live using a variety of media.
The visual artist Tanja Koponen lives and works in Helsinki.
She has exhibited widely both in Finland and abroad.
FINNISSAGE 28.9 6 pm/18 Uhr
Opening Saturday 17.8. 7 pm
Vernissage Samstag 17.8. 19 Uhr
H2O is an installation which provokes conversation about usage of one of our basic element.
Studio Portable is an artist group from Kotka, Finland. Working on mixed media-installations.
Friday 5.7. 7 pm. Welcome!
Freitag 5.7. 19 Uhr. Herzlich willkommen!
PLAY THIS AT MY FUNERAL
New music video for Blood Music made by artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Niina Lehtonen Braun
It started from a fan letter from Tellervo Kalleinen to Karl-Jonas Winqvist aka Blood Music. As a response to her letter – being familiar with her artistic work – Karl-Jonas asked whether she would be interested making [...]
SUOMESTA galleria in process
Täällä ollaan! Remontoimme uusia hienoja tilojamme osoitteessa
Bülow Straße 90, 10783 Berlin. Löydätte meidät kauniin sisäpihan perältä 2. kerroksesta. Normaali näyttelytoimintamme alkaa kesäkuun alussa.
Lisäinformaatiota pian. Tervetuloa!
SUOMESTA galleria im Prozess
Liebe Freunde und Kollegen!
Wir sind noch da! Ab sofort findet ihr uns in der Bülow Straße 90, 10783 Berlin, in der 2. Etage des [...]
“Gegenwart” – an exhibition curated by Milorad Prentovic and Gilla Lörcher, in collaboration with Kilian Bumiller.
With Isabel Albrecht, Henry Anno, Jörg Arndt, Fides Becker, Ulrich Becker, Viola Bittl, Ivan Liovik Ebel, Thomas Erdelmeier, Andreas Exner, Lena Grewenig, Robert Gschwantner, Jari Haanperä, Thomas Hartmann, Susanne Jung, Michel Klöfkorn, Dirk Krecker, Jens Lehmann, [...]
SUOMESTA galleria has moved. New address is Bülow Straße 90, 10783 Berlin.
We start in this beautifull location in May.
I spend a lot of my life in a dark room with a projector running, watching cinema. With “Bad Boys 2: light and reflection”, I wanted to explore the reactions of light in this space.
During the two years I`ve been limiting drawing to basic shapes like square, triangle, and circle forms. I have used architecht stencils, templates, where these basic forms repeat in different sizes.
Painting is a form of communication. At best a painting is a thought so well formed that it travels via emotions. I have an interest to assembly a fight of subject vs. painting into a canvas.
Hyvät ystävät, naapurit, kollegat, taitelijat ja taiteen ystävät, sekä tukijamme!
SUOMESTA gallerian vuosi päättyy 22.12. kun Jussi Heikkilän ja Jyrki Siukosen näyttely päättyy.
Uusi näyttely aukeaa 9.1.2013.
Sitä ennen toivotamme rauhallista joulua ja onnea tulevalle vuodelle!
Dear friends, neighbours, colleagues, artists, art lovers and supporters.
The year of SUOMESTA galleria will finish with Jussi Heikkilä and Jyrki Siukonen´s exhibition on [...]
OPENING on Friday 2nd of November at 7 pm!
Marikki Hakola’s solo exhibition at the SUOMESTA Galleria, Berlin, shows four of her recent media art works and music films. The works at the exhibition include an interactive installation MOLOCH and music and dance films LUONNOTAR, BUTTERFLY LOVERS and L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES. For more information, please check project sites.
Marikki Hakola is working as a media artist, film director and producer. Her works, beginning in 1981, include dance and music films, video art, installations, multimedia art and documentaries.
Special opportunity to hear great music by Jimi Tenor and his friends!
Vernissage 5.10. 7pm. Live Music by the Artist.
Millions of animals get killed every year at road-kills. In fact, it’s the easiest way to have an encounter with some of these species. I´ve never seen a live badger, but I´ve seen plenty of them dead on the roadside.
Most people are not troubled by encountering dead animals on motorways. It seems to be business as usual. There aren´t many demonstrations against motorways and the deaths they cause. Apparently if driving speeds were reduced to max 80km/h there would be much less roadkills.
“Visual artist has never been my number one profession. I have always rather wanted to be a rock star. Unfortunately I can’t sing, let alone play any instrument. I’m incompetent in music and too lazy to practice. I’m over 40, which means that I’m about 25 years late to start learning any instrument. That’s a fact. But a few years back I made a surprising discovery from an old c-tape of mine, a song which I have made when I was 16 years old!” (Petri Ala-Maunus)
The Installation A Tribute to Petri Ala-Maunus (2009) is a tribute to every boys dream to release at last one record in his life time and the painting series Popular Culture Postmortem (2012) mimics every boys dream to design a record cover.
Koelse 101 sequencers finissage with MocTA
Saturday 25th of August from 5 PM to 2 AM.
Potsdamer Straße 91, 10785 Berlin
Koelse 101 Sequencers exhibition at Suomesta Gallery
is celebrating its finissage on Saturday 25th of August with guest performers. This celebration integrates with MocTA – Museum of contempary Trash Art, during the long night of the museums.
Association of Experimental Electronics (Koelse) builds a
trasholicious installation inside Suomesta Gallery using electronics
that have dropped out of consumer rotation. A space full of noisy
lo-fi disturbance sound mayhem is to be expected. This particular
concept is part of Koelse’s 10-year anniversary festivities.
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Painting talks with another painting. It also talks about other paintings. Together they talk generally about painting, but what do they talk about painting?
History of painting is long and to re-contextualize painting is similar to the necessity of changing the sauce with your sausages once in a while. In other words painting has been there since the beginning.
Exhibition is open till 6 pm and at 9 pm starts
MÄKKELÄ’S TRASH LOUNGE (FIN/D)
Free entrance/Eintrit Frei
Mäkkelä (aka. Mäkkelä’s Trash Lounge), seit dem Jahr 2000 permanent quer durch Europa tourender finnischer Songwriter/Solo-Performer mit Wahlheimat Franken, gehört in der europäischen Singer/Songwriter-Szene zweifelsohne zu den etwas schrägeren Vögeln.
Was Mäkkelä vom traditionellen Singer/Songwriter-Genre unterscheidet ist die Tatsache, dass hier einer zwar durchaus in der klassischen Storyteller-Tradition verwurzelt ist, sich musikalisch aber immer dem typischen “ein Mann und seine Gitarre” verweigert. Da ist immer der Drang zum verqueren Popsong zu hören. Pop im allerweiteste Sinne. Pop vielleicht noch am ehsten im Sinne eines späten Joe Strummer. Hunderte von Konzerten in ganz Europa über die letzten paar Jahre haben da rauhe Songjuwelen geformt, deren Kraft von finnischen Bars am Polarkreis bis zu spanischen Undergound Clubs bis hin zu englischen Pubs bisher jedes Publikum zu begeistern vermochten.
Immer wieder bricht da der für Mäkkelä so charakteristische, von Jahren “on the road” geprägte rauhe Charme des musikalischen Einzelgängers durch der jedes Konzert spielt als wäre es sein letztes… Da entstehen live ganz eigenwillige, von rauher Schönheit geprägte Soundscapes, über denen eine Gesangsstimme liegt, die zwischen bewegender Intensität und kantigem Ausdruck eine ganz eigene Stimmung schafft.
Immer wieder bezieht Mäkkelä seine finnischen Wurzeln mit ein, da wird der musikalische Horizont ein ums andere Mal auch von der Wehmut des finnischen Tangos aufgebrochen…
Im November 2010 erschien mit der Single “Miss Hertfordshire”, ein überraschend folkiges Lebenszeichen, sowie im Oktober 2011dann das ganz akustisch gehaltene Album unter dem Namen Church Of The Blue Nun. Intensivstes Songwriting das man heute so nicht allzu oft findet…
Ob die bislang immer wieder gerne bemühten Vergleiche mit dem finnischen Musiker-Kollegen & Kaurismäki-Darsteller Marko Haavisto, Billy Bragg oder Joe Strummer noch ihre Richtigkeit haben sollte man vielleicht einfach selbst bei einem der Mäkkelä-Konzerte beurteilen – ganz aus der Luft gegriffen sind sie sicherlich nicht. Außer Frage steht allerdings das es sich hierbei um höchst intensive Konzertabende mit vielen, kleinen, sonderbaren Geschichten handelt. Musik zwischen klassischer Storyteller-Tradition, Lofi-Attitüde und zerbrechlichen Popsongs. Immer wieder aufgebrochen durch Mäkkelä’s eigenwillig rauen Gitarrensound mit dem er es versteht atmosphärische Soundlandschaften zu erzeugen.
Reviews? Gibt’s auch…
Und natürlich die üblichen Websites
Mäkkelä on last.fm
Mäkkelä on Facebook
The video installation Entropy (2004), shows the cooling down of a horse’s body after its death, recorded with an infrared camera. The original recording of 9 hours has been edited to a 25 minutes loop. In the painting-like video the figure of the animal slowly disappears as the body looses its heat.
The solo exhibition in SUOMESTA galleria will show selected video work of finnish artist Terike Haapoja from 2004-2012.
During Weekend 27.-29.4. we open at 1 pm and close late.
We are open also at Sunday 29.4.
Jari Haanperä uses in his light- and sound installation chairs and music stands, sound and light. The work erases not only the musicians but also the audience. The music stands and the chairs move as shades along the wall reflecting the interactive relation between the auditor and the musicians.
The installation is seen from the outside of the gallery on the street side every evening between the 17th and the 31st of March from 7 pm to 2 am.
Media artist Jari Haanperä has worked since years as a light and sound designer and done light design for concerts, dance performances, theater and opera.
Youth as Refugees website has been made together with young people from Afghanistan, Congo and Somalia, who seek asylum from Finland. The site tells the story of the homelessness of young refugees, their lives in refugee reception centers and attempts at integration into a foreign society. The same questions about the right for an education [...]
Anxiety / Relief – Neue finnische Animationkunst
Anxiety / Relief is an art exhibition by the Animation Crank Handle collective. The exhibition consists of ten works by ten well-known Finnish animation artists. Artists represented are Jan Andersson (born 1973), Maria Björklund (1970), Tommi Juutilainen (1972), Ami Lindholm (1982), Reetta Neittaanmäki (1974), Kaisa Penttilä (1975), Aiju Salminen (1979), Kristian Simolin (1974), Mark Ståhle (1971) and Niina Suominen (1973). Their works have been seen on many festivals around the world.
The Centre For Creative Photography Association was set up in May 1989 in Jyväskylä, Finland and is an association dedicated to advancing photography as an art form and making it more widely known among the public. The association is also concerned with bettering the overall conditions shared by photographers in its given area. Yet another focal point is furthering both domestic and international contacts.
Olemme joululomalla 22.12.-2.1.2012.
Luovan valokuvauksen keskuksen näyttely STILLS jatkuu
Galleria on avoinna tiistaista lauantaihin klo 13-18.
Iloista Joulua ja Onnea Uudelle Vuodelle!
We are on winter holiday
from 22nd of December 2011 to 2nd of January 2012.
Exhibition STILLS by The Centre for Creative Photography will continue from 3th to 14th January 2012.
Gallery is open from Thuesday till Saturday 1-6pm.
Merry Chistimas and Happy New Near!
Wegen Weihnachtsferien haben wir 22. Dezember bis einschliesslich 2. Januar 2012 geschlossen.
Die Ausstellung STILLS, vom The Centre for Creative Photography wird anschliessend bis zum 14. Januar fortgeführt und kann zu den regulären Öffnungszeiten, Dienstag bis Samstag von 13 – 18 Uhr besichtigt werden.
Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr wünscht,
3 scenes from Odysseus project
Markus Kåhre (born 1969) is an Ars Fennica award winniner artist.
He will bring to SUOMESTA galleria 3 scenes of his coming large Odysseus project in which he plays with borders of sculpture and theatre.
Scenes can been seen in windows of SUOMESTA galleria every night from 7pm to 2am
born 1976 Espoo, works in Helsinki
Hyperfantastic traces and colours that extend over the boundaries of reality. Be prepared for an adventure, for you are sure to be disappointed. Come quick – the traces have almost disappeared. The exhibition displays drawings and an animation about the side of the thought that there is no words for. Often when working I loose myself and realize that I am merely a passenger that watches the creation of my works. The process behind the origins of an idea never truly reveals itself.
Terhi Heino’ s beautifull exhibition Sculptures and Installations is open last day Saturday 27th of August. Gallery will be open normaly from 1 pm but we stay open as long as we can.
Terhi Heino – Sculptures and Installations
Organic, biodegradable and recycled materials are the foundation for Terhi Heino’s (b.1970) work whose first Berlin exhibition of sculptures and installations opens at SUOMESTA galleria on Friday 5th of August, 2011. Heino combines materials that are less often used in visual art, e.g. fish fins, used [...]
Suomesta galleria is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an International Experimental Audio Art Music Festival in Berlin on July 29–30, 2011. The festival weekend consists of two parts. On Friday, July 29, the gallery will be hosting hosting an Audioseminar. In addition to the seminar, we welcome you to the Audiospree Festival which [...]
Johanna Lecklin’s Story Café: “Tell A Story – Get A Coffee”
Story Café is a temporary café set up by the artist Johanna Lecklin from Finland in different countries in Europe. The visitor gets a cup of coffee if she/ he tells a story, which Lecklin records on video. A selection of the recorded stories is [...]
SUOMESTA galleria proudly presents young folk duo from Finland!
On Saturday, 9 June 2011 at 9 p.m.
Welcome! Willkommen! Tervetuloa!
Since 2010, the Helsinki-based Duo Lilian Norberg & Petra Saari has played modern and translucent folk music. The duo breaks boundaries between different genres with their fresh and sensitive touch. All songs are [...]
JUHANNUS MIDSUMMER PARTY 25.6. ab 20 Uhr
Traditional finnish programme
Jukka Hautamäki (FIN) and Dennis Tan (SNG/GER) are making noise and experimental music tour in Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Finland during 14. – 22.6.2011. 14.6. evening they perform in Suomesta Galleria, Potsdamer Strasse 91, Tiergarten – Berlin.
Dennis Tan is a singaporean sound artist living and working in Bremen, Germany. As a sound artist, he [...]
This exhibition at Suomesta continues the ongoing thread in Leo Koivistoinen’s work of subversion, of the apparent disparity between the familiar and the unfamiliar, of the slight of hand and juxtaposition that upsets this. By making subtle interventions into how the subjects of his pieces are received (the horror film transplanted to neutral ground, the towering pile of books) Koivistoinen reflects on the relationships and distinctions between the dramatic and the mundane, the familiar and the unfamiliar.
SUOMESTA galleria is delighted to inform that Marjo Levlin´s beautifull exhibition HÄUSER is open extra days so you can see it till 1.5.
Gallery is open exeptionally early and late during weekend.
Music and special program on friday and saturday after 6 pm.
Vernissage 8.4 7 pm
The exhibition consists of works from 2004- 2010 that origin from two different abandoned houses in the Finnish countryside.
“The House of Mind and Memories” (2004) is a series of works made on old male cotton handkerchiefs, based on pictorial fragments from an old summerhouse that belongs to my fathers’ family. The [...]
Photos from the live installation on June 4, 2010:
Lights, Sounds and Shadows – Christian Gierden and Jari Haanperä
30/5 – 8/6
Extra! New exhibition: Elena Näsänen, Pekka Sassi, Rita Jokiranta – REPetition
Due to a delay with the upcoming exhibition the gallery program will continue with a new, smaller compilation of video works by Näsänen, Sassi and Jokiranta.
Special program will be organized during the week and the opening hours may vary during the period, please [...]
Elena Näsänen, Pekka Sassi, Rita Jokiranta
PREface – stories through the lens
May 8–29, 2010
Opening May 7, 6-9 pm
The exhibition presents three internationally emerging artists from Finland, Elena Näsänen, Pekka Sassi and Rita Jokiranta, all of them working with video art.
Their works are dealing with different ways of narratives and show three aspects to moving images, completing each other. Both similarities and differences are found in their works which often have a starting point in landscape or urban views, but each of them uses his or her own perspectives to create suspense and interpretations. Their methods vary from elements of traditional filmmaking with staged scenes to experimental video, constructed images and found footage, accompanied with movie-like music, digital sound or no audio.
Gallery Open from 18:00 ->
Antti Pussinen, Jari Haanperä and Mimosa Pale improvise a soundtrack to Jari Haanperäs Light projector.
Instruments: Theremin, Musical Saw and digital synthesis.
First exhibition of Suomesta project & residency gallery consists of four artists: Antti Pussinen, Martta-Kaisa Virta, Jari Haanperä & Mirka Flander.
Themes of the exhibition revolve around a metropolis seen as an outsider, and the visual, social and cultural environtments within cities.
Elena Näsänen (b.1968) is a visual artists who works with film and video installations. She has studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and The Slade School of Fine Art in London.
In her works she combines elements of traditional and experimental cinema to video installation. The sound is always essential in her works.
is a photographer and video artist who also works with installations, light and sound. Her art often explores the dynamic between image, event and interpretation. The viewer’s interpretation has always been an essential aspect of her work, whether the medium she uses is photography or video.
Title of the show:Lea and Pekka Kantonen with Goa von Zweygbergk, Finland
Lea and Pekka Kantonen with Goa von Zweygbergk, Finland
Autobiography of a Friend, Artist at Service
An artist cuts wood naked in her summer villa in the Turku archipelago in Finland. Another artist sees it and gets and idea for an artwork. A third [...]