The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars — Onoma hosts an exhibition for the entirety of the summer, based on the theme Kasvu / Tillväxt / Growth. The Cooperative was founded in 1996 and thus, the exhibition simultaneously celebrates it’s 20th year anniversary. One of the primary aims of the exhibition is to present all three disciplines — craftsman- ship, design and contemporary art — on equal footing. The exhibition theme, ”Growth”, is open to interpretation. Growth can literally mean the process of something increasing in size; something that has grown or is growing in the countryside or an urban environment; or child that grows into an adult. One can also read deeper social and personal interpretations into the theme — it’s not always easy to grow. The ambiguous nature allows the participants to approach the theme from their own perspective. A large amount of the works on show will be exhibited for the rst time. The exhibition is curated by gallery owner and photographer Katja Hagelstam. Artists and designers representing a total of 60 different areas will take part in the main exhibition at the Copper Smithy in Fiskars Village and a satellite exhibition at the Lokal Gallery in Helsinki. The exhibition includes the works of the following individual artists, artist collaborations and artist groups:
Elina Aalto and Klaus Aalto — in collaboration with: Roshildur Jonsdottir (IS), Snæbjörn Stefánsson (IS) & Petra Lilja (SE), Ville Andersson, Saara Ekström, Tarja Ervasti-, Hannele Grönlund, Bo Haglund, Eero Haikala, Lulu Halme, Antrei Hartikainen, Sasha Huber, Renata Jakowleff, Tiina Karimaa, Tiina Koivusalo, Jouko Kärkkäinen, Elina Makkonen & Sonja Tuulia Halttunen, Maija Lavonen, Laura Mattila & Mikko Merz, Lotta Mattila, Outi Martikainen, Rudi Merz, Jenni Mikkonen Timo Mikkonen, Camilla Moberg, Stig Nordman Ron Nordström, Piitu Nykopp, Stefan Nyström, Deepa Panchamia, Sami Parkkinen, Tuulia Penttilä, Kristina Riska, True Ritvanen, Marit Roland (NOR), SaineEnsemble: Anna Tuuli Saine, Olli Kari, Saara Kantanen, Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo & Mika Tertsunen, Anneli Sainio, Maiju Salmenkivi, Sami Salomaa, Elise Simonsson Artist Group: Rimma Gimpel, Petra Lindholm, Eva Tordera — in collaboration with Severi Haapala & Ivan Kulvik, Janna Syvänoja, Riitta Talonpoika, Tatu Tuominen, Anna Ulff, Viivi Varesvuo, Karin Widnäs Charlotta Östlund
Growth means change, opportunity and maturing — and this is shown is the way the exhibition is put together. Some of the selected works will continue to grow after the exhibition has opened and one of the works is already growing on social media: https://www.instagram.com/ron.nordstrom/.
The exhibition working group consists of Curator Katja Hagelstam, exhibition Architect Hannele Grönlund, exhibition producer Veera Pekkinen and designers Kirsti Doukas and Veera Kulju. The exhibition graphics have been created by Dynamo & Son / Ilkka Kärkkäinen. Exhibition Partners are Lokal Gallery, Fiskars Corporation and Dynamo & Son. The exhibition is implemented with the support from the Swedish Cultural Foundation and Sophie von Julin Foundation. The names of all the partners that support this exhibition will be present in the press release later this spring.