The art exhibition of 15 young Finnish artists run in Manchester, England in 6.6.–29.8.2015. The show was also on display in Finland, in Salo Art Museum 17.10.2015–17.1.2016. The group exhibition was curated by MA Laura Köönikkä and produced by Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre together with Salo Art Museum.
The artists participating in New Narrative and Reader – Taiteen uudet tarinat were visual artist Erno Enkenberg, painter Sami Havia, visual artist Pauliina Kaasalainen, photographer Laura Konttinen, painter Teemu Korpela, sculptor Sampo Malin, textile artist Niina Mantsinen, photographer Karoliina Paappa, photographer Sami Parkkinen, painter Tiina Pyykkinen, visual artist duo Maria Teeri & Janne Nabb, sculptor Taneli Rautiainen, video artist Bita Razavi, and painter Camilla Vuorenmaa. The art exhibition’s graphics were designed by Ahonen & Lamberg.
New Narrative and Reader – Taiteen uudet tarinat features contemporary art in many different forms: photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations. Köönikkä aimed to curate an art exhibition in which both the artworks as well as their origin stories form a narrative for the audience to compare with their own experiences. New Narrative and Reader – Taiteen uudet tarinat contributes to the ongoing and increased act of collecting stories within the space and contemporary art production. “Unlike it’s generally thought, accessibility of contemporary art isn’t dependent on orthodox understanding of the artwork but the sensations and thoughts that are raised when experiencing the artwork. True challenge for museums isn’t art itself, but how to guide the audience to see art with an open mind.” states Köönikkä.
New Narrative and Reader 6.6.–29.8.2015
Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre
Bury, BL9 0DR
New Narrative and Reader – Taiteen uudet tarinat 17.10.2015–17.1.2016
Salo Art Museum
Mariankatu 14, 24240 Salo
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Courtesy of Stephen Iles Photography/Finnish Art Agency, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre