SUPERMARKET 2017
23–26 March
Press viewing 22 March
Svarta Huset, Metro Telefonplan
Stockholm
SUPERMARKET 2017
23–26 March
Press viewing 22 March
Svarta Huset, Metro Telefonplan
Stockholm

Galleria Sculptor

Helsinki, Finland

Eteläranta 12
00130 Helsinki
Finland

galleria.sculptor@sculptors.fi

Gallery Sculptor, owned by The Association of Finnish Sculptors, is an artist-run art gallery, which – as an only gallery in Finland – focuses on contemporary Finnish sculpture. However, Gallery Sculptor also makes room for artists from abroad, as well as artists, who represent different fields of art. What the exhibitions often have in common is the will to experiment and explore. Sculpture and sculpting as terms are tested and sometimes redefined at Sculptor. At Supermarket Art Fair 2017 Galleria Sculptor will present works by three members of The Association of Finnish Sculptors. The participating artists are Petri Eskelinen, Pauno Pohjolainen and Paavo Räbinä. The works by these artists create a great sneak peek to what Finnish sculpture has to offer in 2017. Each artist is represented with one work. Petri Eskelinen, an artist with a strong interest on solving problems with mechanical means, will present his work “The Mechanichs of Hugging”, which is an interactive wooden sculpture, that teaches one to hug properly. The work also includes an “instruction video” showing people using the work for the first time. The second artist to participate is Pauno Pohjolainen, who is known for his expressive, large scale wooden works that often redefine both sculpture and painting. One of his works, “Tiernapoika” (Stjärngosse) will be shown at the fair. Together with the sculptures a video installation "We – Together" by Paavo Räbinä will be shown. The installation deals with the questions of social exclusion; the ability to understand others and to put oneself in another’s shoes. The installation will be shown from 3 to 4 screens. Together these three works create a visually pleasing and thematically interesting combination, which represents well the variety of Finnish contemporary sculpture.

Normal the mechanics of hugging by petri eskelinen
The Mechanics of Hugging by Petri Eskelinen
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The Mechanics of Hugging by Petri Eskelinen
Normal me kanssa 2016
We – Together by Paavo Räbinä