Petri Ala-Maunus: History and Utopia of Landscape

30.9.2020-31.1.2021 Artist Petri Ala-Maunus (b. 1970) has become well-known for his large-scale and romantic landscape paintings. The artist’s oeuvre shows how much he can still find in an apparent saturated topic: the landscape. In his first solo museum exhibition, Ala-Maunus presents his latest works, and creates a dialogue with the collection of classics from the

Olli and Bucklan – The Life and Art of the Ehrströms

Tikanoja Art Museum Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4, Vaasa

27.11.2020–25.4.2021     The artist couple Olga Gummerus-Ehrström (1876–1938) and Eric O. W. Ehrström (1881–1934) are great unknowns in Finnish art history. Their most active years were between the 1890s and 1930s. The exhibition about their life and art, which can be seen in the Tikanoja Art Museum, presents the works of both artists in

Visa Knuuttila: Hypnagogia

12.12.2020-14.3.2021 The HYPNAGOGIA exhibition examines various manifestations of the unconscious of human mind by means of performance and surrealism. Hypnagogia refers to the borderline between the state of being awake and falling asleep, that is where the boundaries of the concrete world are blurred and merged with confusing psychedelia. Right before falling asleep, the human

Weather Report: Forecasting Future

23.9.2020-14.2.2021 After Kiasma, the Nordic Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, can be seen in Vaasa at the Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition examines the relationship between the human and nonhuman in an age when climate change and mass extinction are threatening the future of life on Earth. The coexistence with other life

In Good Hands

Ostrobothnian Museum Museokatu 3, Vaasa

19.2.-18.4.2021   What does the past of handicrafts look like in the eyes of modern designers? What kind of inspiration can be drawn from the collection at the museum? The five designers invited to the exhibition In Good Hands will answer these questions, which consists of works from illustrator and designer Anna Alanko, visual artist Hanna-Kaisa

Benjamin Orlow: A Bright Spring Evening

10.4.-23.5.2021   Benjamin Orlow’s private exhibition A Spring Bright Evening consists of sound, new video works and a group of ceramic, iron and bronze sculptures. The exhibition on display at the Vaasa City Art Gallery is the second part of Orlow’s ongoing work dealing with archetypes and national identity. The first part is the 24-hour

At Home

21.5.-12.9.2021 The artists of the group exhibition: Arthur Spronken and Varpu Tikanoja, as well as Nuria Junghans, Ree Meertens, Caius Spronken, Siiri Spronken, Kore Spronken and Marjori Overdijk. (NL) In the exhibition At home, we go home, in the concrete sense: To Tikanoja’s home, The Tikanoja Art Museum. In honour of the 70-year anniversary of

Filmverkstaden 10: When the Light Hits Just Right

29.5.-8.8.2021   When light particles come in contact with light-sensitive emulsion, an image of that light is recorded. After processing, what was at first a latent image, becomes visible. The exhibition When the light hits just right shows where the magic of this alchemic process is coming from, with works by 14 artists. These artists