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Oksasenkatu 11

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland
www.oksasenkatu11.fi

Oksasenkatu 11 is an artist-run gallery and an artist collective located in the district of Töölö in central Helsinki. The collective consists of nine artists with diverse practices but with a shared interest in working outside of the established and institutionalized art world. Today there is a growing need of gaining a certain sovereignty back to the artists themselves, and Oksasenkatu is our humble attempt for this direction. In this sense Oksasenkatu tries to maintain a critical distance and independency, and to focus instead in collaboration. The object is to create a space for critical conversation and offer artists an opportunity to react to what’s happening in their surroundings and get their thoughts and works visible more easily in the current conditions.

The exhibitions in the gallery are curated by one member of the collective at a time, and once a year we make a show together as an collective. Beside exhibitions the gallery hosts various events like workshops, screenings and seminars. The collective has made group shows and made installation-works together, and organized happenings.

Oksasenkatu 11 is an artist-run gallery and an artist collective located in the district of Töölö in central Helsinki. The collective consists of nine artists with diverse practices but with a shared interest in working outside of the established and institutionalized art world. Today there is a growing need of gaining a certain sovereignty back to the artists themselves, and Oksasenkatu is our humble attempt for this direction. In this sense Oksasenkatu tries to maintain a critical distance and independency, and to focus instead in collaboration. The object is to create a space for critical conversation and offer artists an opportunity to react to what’s happening in their surroundings and get their thoughts and works visible more easily in the current conditions.

The exhibitions in the gallery are curated by one member of the collective at a time, and once a year we make a show together as an collective. Beside exhibitions the gallery hosts various events like workshops, screenings and seminars. The collective has made group shows and made installation-works together, and organized happenings.

“Suomi Gaala”, happening/installation, 2008, photo: Mirjam Majava
“Suomi Gaala”, happening/installation, 2008, photo: Mirjam Majava
“Suomi Gaala”, happening/installation, 2009, photo: Hanne Granberg
“Suomi Gaala”, happening/installation, 2009, photo: Hanne Granberg
“Suomi Gaala”, happening/installation, 2009, photo: Hanne Granberg
“No Past Today”, magazine release party, 2010, photo: Bettina Wind
“Video Club”, video screening, 2010, photo: Oksasenkatu 11
Fatmir Mustafa: "I am not drunk”, exhibition, 2009, photo: Hanne Granberg
Pipsu Isola: "Sipsi”, solo exhibition, 2010, photo by the artist