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NEW MUU – exhibition in two galleries

Yasushi Koyama: DalmatianMUU Gallery: 30 November 2013 – 18 December 2013
MUU Cable: 30 November 2013 – 2 February 2014


Opening ceremony held on Friday, 29 November 2013, at MUU Gallery from 5–7 pm, and at MUU Cable from 6–8 pm. Welcome!

MUU Gallery
James Andean
Maippi Ketola
Viliina Koivisto
Ulla-Mari Lindström
David Muth

MUU Cable
Eveliina Hartikainen
Päivi Hirsiaho
Yasushi Koyama
Aleksi Tolonen

NEW MUU is an exhibition that showcases the new members of Artists’ Association MUU. The show is now held for the second time.
This year, the NEW MUU exhibition also includes the opening ceremony of the association’s new exhibition space, MUU Cable, previously known as Cable Gallery.

Based on an open call, the curated group exhibition consists of work by nine new artist members of MUU from 2012–13. Every year, about 80 Finnish or Finland-based artists apply for membership in MUU. Representing a wide range of disciplines, about one half of the applicants are accepted as members. NEW MUU 2013 features sound and video works, animations, photographs, sculptures and installations. The exhibition is curated by Hanne Ivars, Varpu Lukka, Outi Sunila and Timo Soppela.

The NEW MUU exhibition is in two parts: at MUU Gallery on Lönnrotinkatu until 18 December 2013, and at MUU Cable at the Cable Factory until 2 February 2014.

In cooperation with: Pro AV, Genelec, Cable Factory, Rosebud Books

MUU Gallery | Lönnrotinkatu 33, 00180 Helsinki, Finland | +358 9 625 972 | muugalleria@muu.fi | www.muu.fi | tue – fri 12 – 5pm, sat – sun 12 – 4pm

MUU Cable | Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki, Finland | +358 9 625 972 | muugalleria@muu.fi | www.muu.fi | mon – fri 10 – 7pm, sat – sun 12 – 4pm

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

James Andean

James Andean is a musician and sound artist. He is captivating both as a performer and a composer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound installation, and sound recording. James Andean’s work tends to focus on the use of sound for both its musical/sonic properties, and its capacity to provoke narrative imagery.

Eveliina Hartikainen

The untitled installation interprets the difference between the private and the public space. In the gallery, viewers can choose to occupy either a visible or a hidden position, to enter the work or remain outside. The installation compels us to consider our own position relative to the space of the work.

Eveliina Hartikainen’s works are integral wholes that are created by combining different media. They are a combination of sewing, design and painting.

Päivi Hirsiaho

Päivi Hirsiaho is an artist and an animator, a one-woman ensemble that creates animation art, animation shorts as well as music. Foxtrot is the story of an old woman and a city fox who both fight for their life in a bustling urban environment. Volvo 70 is the story of a woman, a man and a tractor.

Maippi Ketola

Maippi Ketola’s video Holy Dolls is a conference of nations whose attendants are national costume dolls collected by the artist’s grandparents between 1963 and 2012.

Maippi Ketola’s oeuvre to date consists of many animations, some comics, one small museum and one tiny theatre. According to the artist, life is a game and the best things happen inside our heads.

Viliina Koivisto

Viliina Koivisto’s Skin Animation consists of photographs taken by the artist of her own back twice a day for about six months. The work is a candid study of skin that ignores all notions of beauty. Who Do You Remember? is an animation consisting of 72 different faces that are difficult to remember, although the viewer encounters them again and again.

Viliina Koivisto works with moving image, most recently with animation. Her work is characterised by repetition and intentional technical simplicity.

Yasushi Koyama

Yasushi Koyama is a sculptor originally from Japan. His touching, lovable and humorous animal sculptures represent an encounter between Finnish and Japanese culture. Koyama constructs his sculptures from Finnish wood, following the material’s natural shapes.

Ulla-Mari Lindström

Ulla-Mari Lindström has been a professional artist since 1998. She works with photography and video. The video Choreography at Home no. 1 is part of the series Getting Loose from Everyday Life from 2006. The photographs in the series tell about absurd situations in everyday life.

David Muth

David Muth is an artist, musician and programmer. His projects range from installations and responsive environments, through video and experimental documentary, to composition and performance of music.

The video work Christmas Piece shows a Christmas tree being rotated rapidly by the force of a combustion engine, shifting states between accelerating, high-revving, decelerating and cooling down. The traditional paradigm of economics deceives us in presenting the forces of capitalism as laws of nature: as if the “invisible hand”, the centrifugal and centripetal forces of the market which regulate the production and circulation of goods, were to function according to Newton’s laws of inertia and centrifugal force.

Aleksi Tolonen

Aleksi Tolonen’s works are hybrids between painting and installation that blend light-hearted humour with weighty subject matter. Tolonen studies and exploits the imageries of popular culture, with a particular focus on the male ideal offered to us by contemporary culture and the many inherent contradictions it contains.

Super-Old asks what would happen if perfect were to be imperfect, if Super was not so super after all, if superhuman were to be just human? Figures is an ongoing project that consists of sculptural paintings installed in space. The coterie of odd creatures has evolved gradually. Without any particular plan, from the simple joy of creating.