Exhibitions

Unique gallery spaces with changing exhibitions.
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June
 
29
 – 
July 16, 2022

Peter Strebel

First Snow in October, photographs

Night time snow storm turned the mountain view into a white fairytale land. The sun shining through the clouds gave the snowy plants a fresh white shimmer. The sun made the snow smelt slowly so that while photographing the scene changed constantly. The snow stuck into the plants acrobatically and dropped slowly to the ground when it melted and created natural graphic elements. Japanese ink paintings have had a great influence on my photographic practice. The circle completed with the choice of the printing material. Every sheet of paper is handmade in Japan.
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June
 
29
 – 
July 16, 2022

Sam Jamsen

On the Edges - Reunoilla, Photos of Apulanta

On the Edges - Reunoilla is an exhibition of photography by Sam Jamsen who has worked with the Finnish rock band Apulanta since 2015. Jamsen has photographed the band for record covers, posters and other promotional material. Jamsen's work gives us the chance to get a close look at the charismatic group that is one of the most popular bands in Finland.
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Past exhibitions

May
 
25
 – 
June 18, 2022

Timo Setälä

Maisemasta - On Landscape, photography

Timo Setälä (b.1958) is a photographer from Helsinki. For years he has toured the shores of Barents Sea on his bicycle and photographed the powerful yet frail arctic landscape. The works in this exhibition are from his trips between 2019-2022. The exhibition opening takes place in the Laterna Magica Cellar Gallery on Tuesday May 24th 5-7 PM.
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May
 
25
 – 
June 18, 2022

Pekka Hepoluhta

Katsomisesta - On Looking, paintings

Katsomisesta - On Looking is a collection of paintings by Pekka Hepoluhta. Exhibition opening in Laterna Magica's Tile Gallery on Tuesday evening 5-7 PM. Warm welcome.
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May
 
25
 – 
June 18, 2022

Jussi Salminen

Trip to Addams Family, photography

The photography exhibition describes artist Jussi Salminen's trip to the iconic Addams Family mansion where he documented the members of the peculiar family. Exhibition opening in Laterna Magica's Book Gallery space on Tuesday May 24th 5-7 PM. Warm Welcome.
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May
 
4
 – 
May 21, 2022

Paula Ruuttunen and Merja Nieminen

In the Name of the Fire, ceramic art

Ceramics exhibition by Paula Ruuttunen and Merja Nieminen opens in Laterna's gallery spaces on Tuesday evening May 3rd. Welcome to opening reception from 5-7 PM.
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April
 
6
 – 
April 30, 2022

Photographs by architect Esko Suhonen

Grand Tour 1939

Galleria Laterna Magica welcomes an exhibition of unforgettable visual travelogue in Europe during the last peaceful summer summer months before the Second World War, in 1939. Welcome to the exhibition opening on Tuesday April 5th 5-7 PM!
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April
 
6
 – 
April 30, 2022

Andi Balogh

Under the Northern Sky, photographs

Andi Balogh is a Hungarian photographer based in Espoo, she moved to the land of thousand lakes in 2009. Under the Northern Sky is a collection of photographs Balogh has taken on her travels to Lapland and northern Norway as well as in her neighbouring forests and by the seashores in the southern Finland. Welcome to the exhibition opening on Tuesday April 5th 5-7 PM!
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March
 
16
 – 
April 2, 2022

Chrisse Candolin

The Sign of the Times, light paintings

The artist Chrisse Candolin explores allegorically the human relationship with nature in her light paintings seen in the Laterna Magica Book Gallery space. There will also be Jussi Rautsi's photography of trees in Helsinki, trees which have a story to tell. Exhibition opening on Tuesday March 15th from 5-7 PM.
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March
 
16
 – 
April 2, 2022

Sam Jamsen

In Touches, erotic photography

In Touch - Kosketuksissa - is an exhibition of erotic photographs, of touches between people and of feelings on the skin. Sam Jamsen photographed people, of varied types of sexuality during the covid pandemic. The works offer a view into intimacy between couples and groups. Exhibition opening on Tuesday March 15th from 5-7 PM.
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February
 
23
 – 
March 12, 2022

Heikki Kemppainen

Terveet kädet 1980-1984, photographs

Exhibition opening on Tuesday Feb 22, 5-7 PM. Warm welcome! Terveet Kädet are a Finnish hard core punk band, who released their first EP in the autumn 1980 and the band gained a cult following as a brutal and uncompromising hardcore pioneer from Lapland. Photographer and journalist Heikki Kemppainen followed and photographed the band's first years closely as he also lived in Tornio, where Terveet Kädet is from.Meet the artist at the gallery on Sat March 12th from 1-3 PM.
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February
 
23
 – 
March 12, 2022

Kai Iltanen

Matka - Journey 2021, paintings

Kai Iltanen has painted the journey of year 2021. Journey includes change, self reflection and getting old. Everyday meetings are in the centre. Meet the artist at the gallery on Sat March 12th from 1-3 PM.
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February
 
2
 – 
February 19, 2022

Marcus Boman and Olof Kangas

Natura Mystica, photographs and paintings

Natura Mystica - Our art unites in a deep striving after knowledge about what’s exists beyond consciousness. It is based on experiences in the borderlands between the unseen and the comprehensible. The exhibition strives to mediate our insights from the painter’s and the photographer’s point of view.
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February
 
2
 – 
February 19, 2022

Markku Salonen

City in Invisible Light

Markku Salonen's exhibition Kaupunki näkymättömässä valossa - City in Invisible light is a collection of infrared photography that was shot in his hometown Turku. The photographs are shot in 2020 when the pandemic was at its worst and the streets were empty.
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January
 
12
 – 
January 29, 2022

Laura Hynninen

Unia vai kaikuja - Dreams or Echoes, paintings

Dreams or Echoes is a study into night time landscapes and jouney into inner forests. These paintings by Laura Hynninen are made in oil colours and mixed technique on plexi glass to ensure the layered effect.  Due to ongoing Covid-19 epidemic there will unfortunately be no opening reception for these exhibitions.
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January
 
12
 – 
January 29, 2022

Signe Bee -group Jenni Haili, Jaakko Kilpiäinen and Patrick Kuoppamäki

Harhoja - Delusions, photographs

Signe Bee is a working group formed within Suomen Pimiötaiteilijat ry -Finnish Darkroom Association and consists of photography artist Jenni Haili, photographer and documentary film-maker Jaakko Kilpiäinen and darkroom artist Patrick Kuoppamäki. In their exhibition Harhoja -Delusions they present the unexpected, even somewhat mystical results from their dry plate experiments.
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December
 
8
 – 
January 8, 2022

Markku Lehmuskallio

Puukuvia - Images in Wood, sculptures

Markku Lehmuskallio is best know for his career as a film-maker. His documentaries and feature films often depict the Nenets, the Sami and other indigenous people of the world. In this exhibition Lehmuskallio presents his other passion, sculpting, and his collection of sculptures: Images in Wood. The exhibition opening on Tuesday December 7th from 5-7 PM. Please note that Laterna is closed for Christmas break Dec 24 - Jan 2.
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