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Politically incorrect?? Proud of it!

Riiko Sakkinen (Finland, 1976). Kiasma, 2nd floor, September, 2009.

Fragment of the art-work “Ban Antipatriotic Food” (2009).

The girl with over-doze of cosmetics on face, who pictured in the fragment, keeps the basket with strawberries in her hands. Below is the “grammatically correct” (ha-ha-ha!) text of the following content:

“Write to you the woman from Russia. My name Olga of 26 years! I to want to find the man for serious the relation in your country. I cannot find the man in Russia for myself because it is a lot of men to drink alcohol much it to not like I. I to want to create family and to live in your country. I to want to live and be sure in the future. In Russia it is not possible to live easy. I to tell about myself. I live in city Yoshkar-Ola is it 1000 km from capital Russia Moscow. My city small and beautiful. I to work the seller in shop home applicances. I the cheerful woman to like to go in for sports and do all that to like the usual person. If you to want I shall speak with you. It is possible we meeting because I can arrive to you. I shall have the visa in 7 days for your country. I to not want to waste time. Please tell to me about yourself! About your city! I to want meeting you soon!”

Contemporary art must to bring the truth for the people. And it is great!
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People, it's only until January inclusively...

Kain Tapper
Studio K
23 Sept 2006 – 7 Jan 2007

In the production of Professor Kain Tapper, sculptor, the almost magical forms taken to the extreme and concrete subject choices confused visitors and stirred stormy debates back in the 1960s. Besides the sculptures, which have since become classics, the Studio K exhibition introduces drawings that look unassuming but are very strong in their atmospheres.


Ars Fennica 2007 candidates are introduced in the Ars Fennica exhibition, now for the first time in Kiasma. The candidates are Elina Brotherus (b. 1972), photographic artist, Markus Kåhre (b. 1969), sculptor, Elina Merenmies (b. 1967), painter, and Anna Tuori (b. 1976), painter.



And until next autumn:

"Landscape as a genre in art is a historically evolved convention of viewing, presenting and appreciating nature. Consequently, representations of landscapes in contemporary art should be seen as part of the tradition of landscape art and natural beauty, on which works of contemporary art seem to be commenting. They not only continue the tradition, but also distance and deconstruct it," says Hanna Johansson in her article that will be published in the exhibition catalogue. The works from Kiasma's collections shed light on the contemporary idea of a landscape.