The summer exhibition by ONOMA, the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars is called Greetings from SUOMI. It is a unique combination of locality and internationality. The group exhibition opens discussions about the multicultural Finland and the current mood in our society.
Exhibition curators, artists Minna Suoniemi and Petri Ala-Maunus, encourage the exhibiting artists to bold commentary: how does Finland seem now as the cultures and identities are defined through multinational communities?
The exhibition is grasping the words ’Finnish, folk and domestic’ and challenging the images raised by the recognisable marks and symbols of our time.
Exhibiting artists – the members of the cooperative as well as the invited artists – interpret the theme through contemporary art, design and craft. The content of the exhibition stretches from visual and performing arts to design objects, furniture and spatial installations.
The artists of the exhibition are:
Eeva-Kaisa Ailus, Hanna Maria Anttila, Marko Escartin – yhteistyössä Heikki Aska & Sami Kallio, Anna Estarriola, Lulu Halme, Liisa Hietanen, Liisa Jokinen, Dzamil Kamanger, Teemu Kangas, Minja Kolehmainen, Ivan Kulvik, Heikki Marila, Rudi Merz, Mind Less Company, Juhana Moisander, Aatos Mukku, Jukka Mäkelä, Pia Nieminen & Helena Kallio, Pentti Nuortimo, Piitu Nykopp, Antti Oikarinen, Jaakko Pakkala, Maikki Pekkala, Outi Pieski, Satu Rautiainen, Jenni Roininen – yhteistyössä Kari Virtanen & Klaus Haapaniemi, Anneli Sainio, Kim Simonsson, Iiu Susiraja, Matti Söderkultalahti, Kalle Turakka Purhonen, Tärähtäneet ämmät, Samppa Törmälehto, Anna Ulff, Jarno Vesala, Karin Widnäs, Katja Öhrnberg,
Saine Ensemble ja työryhmät: Annatuuli Saine, Olli Kari, Saara Kantanen, Kati Outinen, Paleface, Mika Tertsunen, Deepa Panchamia, Tarja Ervasti, Upi Anttila & Jussi Korhonen.
The main partner of the exhibition is Fiskars Corporation. The exhibition is supported by The Swedish Cultural Foundation and Asko Foundation. All the supporters will be published in May.
Satellite Exhibition in Concept Store TRE in Helsinki 7th – 17th of September 2017.