Exhibitions

Unique gallery spaces with changing exhibitions.
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October
 
6
 – 
October 23, 2021

Petra Giacomelli

Luetut ja lukemattomat, Read and Unread, book art

The works in this exhibition are from a time when in Italy doors, streets and cities were closed down and people were isolated from one another. The only one with the permission to be outside was the blooming spring (of 2020). Shapes of people in the windows and empty cities... And from the outside, many times a day the firemen with the megaphone: "State of emergency! Lockdown!
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October
 
6
 – 
October 23, 2021

Taru Rantala

Luonnon sylissä - In the Embrace of Nature

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October
 
27
 – 
November 13, 2021

Susanna Lyly

Erakot vastoin tahtoaan - Involuntary Hermits

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Past exhibitions

September
 
15
 – 
October 2, 2021

Erkki Raskinen

Four Presidents, photographs

Erkki Raskinen is a renowned photojournalist and photographer whose exhibition Four Presidents in Laterna Magica's Book Gallery space will finally open in mid-September after several postponements due to covid-19 pandemic.
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September
 
15
 – 
October 2, 2021

Studio Savea group exhibition

Distinctive Paths, Shared Spaces, ceramics

Distinctive Paths, Shared Spaces is an exhibition of a group of ceramic artists. The artists are united by common workspace, but each has its own way of expression.
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August
 
20
 – 
September 11, 2021

Taneli Eskola

Sota apatiaa vastaan - War against apathy, punk photography

Taneli Eskola is a renowned photographer whose punk photography fro late 1970's will be seen in Laterna Magica's Book Gallery space in late August. Opening on on Thursday August 19th from 5-7 PM. Warm welcome.
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August
 
20
 – 
September 11, 2021

Kino-Suomi group

Living Pictures in Helsinki - photographs of old cinemas

Living pictures in Helsinki - exhibition is based on upcoming book Kino-Suomi - Elokuvien esittämisen historia which will be published in August 2021. Cinema was once a prevalent part of Helsinki city life and in this exhibition we get to experience those long lost spaces through photography. Opening on the Night of the Arts August 19th from 5-7 PM. Warm welcome!
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August
 
3
 – 
August 14, 2021

Fealinea Lux

Neo-Shamanic Sex Spells for Past Present & Future vol. 2

The exhibition presents:Photographies by Fealinea Lux and Saint AdrianPaintings and installations by Fealinea Lux. There will be several workshops held at the gallery during the exhibition. Sign up now!
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July
 
7
 – 
July 31, 2021

Antti Ylönen

Urban landscapes

Antti Ylönen lives and works in Ii, Northern Finland. He is sculptor and photographer best known for his wooden sculptures. In the past few years sculpting has made way for photography. "My photographs are like paintings with camera, urban landscapes. I pay attention to details, especially in architecture and details that depict dilapitation and decay.  The photographs in this exhibition were taken in Japan, Germany, Estonia, Denmark and Italy. "
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July
 
7
 – 
July 31, 2021

Deniz Hartikainen

Rugs, on Drugs, textile art

The exhibition 'Rugs on Drugs’ consists of hand-tufted psychedelic wall rugs. Aiming that each rug in the exhibition is a conversation starter for the visitors. Deniz Hartikainen (b.1993) is a Turkish-Kurdish textile artist based in Jyväskylä. The ‘Rugs on Drugs exhibition in the Book Gallery is her first solo exhibition in Finland.
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May
 
26
 – 
June 19, 2021

Juha Laitalainen

By the View, Photography

Juha Laitalainen’s exhibition Maiseman ääressä – By the View consists of two collections of nature photography and urban scenery for which Laitalainen is best known. In Laterna Magica’s Book Gallery space Laitalainen shows his Helsinki photographs , Helsinki in light and shadow.The Cellar Gallery space will be filled with his work with natural themes.
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May
 
26
 – 
June 19, 2021

Hanna Galtat

Significant Symbols, bronze sculptures

Hanna Galtat is a visual artist based in Finland and France. She has a multidisciplinary background in fine art, design and art history. The exhibition Significant Symbols consists of an installation of small bronze sculptures of symbols that sketch out common agreements in our civilisation. They comment on and question the symbols’ meaning and the memory of their material sometimes humorously, sometimes a little more seriously.
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May
 
5
 – 
May 22, 2021

In memory of Simo Rista

Through Simppa's eyes

Simo Rista (1933-2021) was a photographer based here in Kruununhaka, Helsinki. His path in photography started at the age of 14 in 1947 and he began his career as a professional photographer in the 1960s. His multifaceted career included art photography, portraiture and architetcture photography. Simo Rista held over 50 exhibitions, many of them here in Laterna Magica's galleries. Thus we at Laterna Magica want to pay tribute to the legacy and work of Simo Rista with an exhibition curated by his partner of over 20 years, Hannele Salminen.
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May
 
5
 – 
May 22, 2021

Helsinki Art School

outside inside, Graduating exhibition

The Helsinki Art School is an art school that provides basic art education for children and youths between the ages of 4 and 20. The graduating class, Kurkottaja students, present an exhibition called ulkona sisällä, or outside inside which consists of work done in the past year. Kurkottaja students have worked independently with their projects throughout the year of the pandemic. The name outside inside does not refer to the graduating work itself as much as if refers to the challenging circumstances. They are the age group that has had to study remotely for over a year already. They have been forced to a life outside but indoors. Still this exhibition is a testament to their tenacity as they managed to get these projects done.
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April
 
14
 – 
April 30, 2021

Jarkko Martikainen and Ilkka Vuojala

Fat Skeletons - Lihavia luurankoja, illustrated songs

Jarkko Martikainen is Finnish musician and writer whose career spans three decades. His 2020 book Lihavia luurankoja (Like,2020), Fat Skeletons brought together Martikainen's stories behind his most famous lyrics and songs as well as illustrations by both Jarkko and artist Ilkka Vuojala. The exhibition in Laterna Magica's cellar gallery will present Jarkko Martikainen's music together with his illustrations as well as paintings and drawings by Ilkka Vuojala.
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April
 
14
 – 
April 30, 2021

Lotta Wigelius-Wulff

Stone, Horizon and Us, Others

Colourful works by Lotta Wigelius-Wulff fill the Book Gallery space in April. The exhibition consists of her recent portraits and landscapes. Her works are made on paper with gouache, watercolour and oil pastels.
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March
 
17
 – 
April 10, 2021

Rebecca Sandelin

We Were Made for More

Using found photographs collected over several months from a local flea market and vintage retailer in Helsinki together with mixed media including glass glitter, the blackest acrylic paint, dried flowers and hand embroidered glass beads, We Were Made for More illustrates how historical photographs are popularly interpreted on the Internet and through social media.
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March
 
17
 – 
April 1, 2021

Fealinea Lux

Neo-shamanic Sex Spells for Past, Present and Future

Fealinea Lux is a visual artist, mystic and esoteric esthete channeling flow of change via art, touch and connection. Erotic imagery evokes emotion and raw, juicy urges of our primal instincts. In our own sensuality and the place of pure arousal, where our bodies are simultaneously playing both the heightened and lowered notes of our being, we are no one and everyone, nowhere and everywhere at once.
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