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Galleria Huuto: Pasi Autio, Marjo Levlin, Marja Viitahuhta, Annu Wilenius, Charlotta Östlund

Gallery Kunstschlager (Raudararstigur 45, Reykjavik, Iceland)
Exhibition: 19.10. – 2.11.2014
Open hours mon – sat 3 – 6 PM
Opening on Saturday 18.10. at 6 PM! Live music, welcome!

Five artists from Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, present their work in a group show that can be approached via the concepts of temporality, time, gap, perception and shift. These concepts are to be understood in a variety of concrete and abstract senses. For example how to describe what happens whilst thinking about the past? Retold versions of memories of actual events become blurry, half-imagined images or fictionalized stories. Something alike happens in art – in the process of making it and in the experience of looking at it. There is an experience of shifting: of constant transformation and movement between things, thoughts and association. Something appears, and it feels meaningful, yet undefined.

In this exhibition Charlotta Östlund creates stories dealing with incompletion, possibilities, hidden resources and treasures using time-consuming inlay technique with plant motives in old cardboard boxes. Pasi Autio has built a miniature room, which he has attached to his camera and used as a way to capture imagery of varying locations, enabling the viewer to experience the borderline between the indoors and outdoors. Annu Wilenius shares subtle notions of details in our everyday lives via a display of umbrellas. Marja Viitahuhta’s film deals with the passage of time and a child’s relation to the question of mortality. Marjo Levlin’s stereoscope image series follow the steps of her great grandfather in Northern America during the late 19th century. This imagined fantasy leans on the minimal fragments of her family history that stood the test of time.

At the opening Taneli Viitahuhta will perform spontaneous music live on alto saxophone.


The exhibition is part of a nordic collaboration entitled Tricycle, which is run between Gallery Huuto (Helsinki), Kunstschlager (Reykjavik) and Studio 44 (Stockholm). The project also has a website: tricycleblog.tumblr.com

Galleria Huuto is an artist-run, non-profit initiative from Helsinki, Finland, founded in 2002. Currently Huuto runs one gallery space in Helsinki city centrum and another large space in the old harbour area with gallery spaces, artist studios, project space and an open lounge.

The tricycle-project has been funded by the Nordic Culture Fund , Frame and Icelandic Art Center.