Check out Helsinki's top spot for contemporary art with a decidedly Finnish perspective. Their extensive roster of artists is hotter than a Finnish sauna.
Galleria Heino is located in the center of Helsinki and was opened in 2002. It presents the work by various artists and multiple mediums––paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, installations and video works. It consists of two sections which can be used either as a whole or individually. The two modes allow two different artists to simultaneously hold full of private exhibitions. Rauli Heino manages Galleria Heino.
EILA MAARET FORSSTRÖM
JAN KENNETH WECKMAN
HANS VON SCHANTZ
The Hidden Truth
September 9th to October 8th, 2017
" My exhibition is based on my research about the background of the Falun Gong persecution initiated in 1999 by the Chinese Communist Party.
The exhibition has seven large portrait drawings of Falun Gong practitioners living in Finland. In these portraits, I wanted to bring out their most essential characteristics by adding to them elements that work as distinctive signs leading the viewer's attention to the subjects´ personalities, thoughts and lives. In my works, I have analysed the significance of iconoclasm in the portrait genre: how a portrait can be such a strong symbol of a person´s status that its display is banned. My drawings contain references to the history of portrait art, such as human and spatial portraits of the Renaissance. They also contain text, which was already done in the 17th century portraits. The texts depict the practitioners' experiences of persecution. "
ALVAR GULLICHSEN / GNARS, Gullichsen-Nyqvist Art Systems
Paintings / sculptures
October 10th to November 12th, 2017
Details coming soon