nordiSKulptur: Pia Männikkö and Páll Haukur
1.11.2019 11:00 to 24.11.2019 16:00
Galleria Sculptor, Eteläranta 12, Helsinki
NordiSkulptur, an exhibition collaboration between the Nordic Culture Point and the Association of Finnish Sculptors, brings forth fascinating Nordic contemporary sculpture.
Pia Männikkö and Páll Haukur´s joint exhibition is the first exhibition in a series of three duo exhibitions that will be held at Galleria Sculptor between 2019–2021.
Opening 31 October at 17:00-19:00
November 6, 2019 – January 8, 2020 In relation to the exhibition at Galleria Sculptor, Pia Männikkö´s sculptural piece called Hidastus (Slowdown) is on display at the Nordic Culture Point´s window gallery, at Kaisaniemenkatu 9.
About the artists
Body, space and their interaction is the point of departure in Männikkö’s art. Männikkö is interested in how we observe our surroundings; she is inspired by the different natural and physical phenomena and varying spatial scales. The bodily connection between a viewer and an artwork is substantial in Männikkö´s art as she aspires to create immersive situations and spaces to enter for the viewer. Mapping the passage of time, as well as creating objects that gradually grow and change, has central role in her working process.
In his art, Páll Haukur examines and deconstructs the concept of an object. What makes the sculpture making for Haukur, is the immediate situations of objects and their relationship to one another; the tension between the material and the physics. His work often represents change or flux, either through the material condition of the work itself, or through the relation to the body in the space. The result is an aesthetic experience that constantly asks the viewers to situate and re-situate themselves in relation to the object. An object is never only an object, but also those things that make objecthood possible in the first place.
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