9.4.2019 Tuesday 10am-
Doggo WALK-IN Sketch Tuesday
Gaggui Kaffela, Humalistonkatu 15
I’m only a human -exhibition | Minäkin olen vain ihminen -näyttely
Kaarina-Talo, Lautakunnankatu 1, Kaarina
Vernissage Thursday 2.5. 6pm-8pm | Avajaiset torstaina 2.5. klo 18-20
18.5.2019 Saturday 10am-4pm
Doggo WALK-IN Sketch
Musti ja Mirri, Hovirinnantie 5, Kaarina
I see you
Johanna Sinkkonen’s site-specific interactive media art performance I see you will be seen for the first time in co-operation with FinFami, an organisation for the families of people recovering from mental illness. At Kesärauha, FinFami is campaigning against the stigma linked to mentall illness. Edited spesific for Kesärauha festival, this media art performans comments ambiguously the time in which we are under constant scrutiny but also the time when a person becomes easily invisible. In her art, Sinkkonen fearlessly combines different fields of art, thus breaking the norms of everything. She creates her art without harming nature or the environment and recycling materials as much as possible. With her art Sinkkonen often ask questions about the environment, equality and caring.
Flamingos normally nest in colonies of thousands of couples, and only if the water level is not too low or too high. However, Think Pink fell in love with Ruissalo last year, and decided to defy the norms of its society by building its own nest at Ruisrock. We can only hope that our environment will remain fit for Pink also in the years to come…
Visual artist Johanna Sinkkonen’s big environmental art piece Think Pink has been inspired by the plastic flamingo that has had a long and colorful journey in popular culture from 1950s garden ornaments to casino hotels and 21st century swimming pool toys. Once a synonym of wealth and leisure, now a staple in the kitsch sections of cheap markets, the plastic flamingo has undergone a major cultural transformation. Yet flamingos still have an air of the exotic, fun, and Miami, and they cross class boundaries by appearing both in the patterns of home textiles and in private gardens.
The artwork Think Pink is returning to Ruisrock to take a piece of this aesthetic and associate it with questions on the challenges caused by climate change.The work challenges viewers to look beyond the surface and to compare the border-crossing migration of birds to the migratory movements of humans. Think Pink is a portrait of its time, just like its role model was back in the 1950s.
Armadillo –The Little Armoured One –
The armadillo is a mobile desert creature from an apocalyptic future.The armadillo does not like climate change. Instead, the armadillo likes to munch on insects and recommends that people do so too. Under its hard shell, the armadillo is sensitive –little armoured one. The mere existence of the armadillo is a reminder to us why we want to preserve the diversity of nature. Join the joyride!
Johanna Sinkkonen (b. 1983) is an artist from Turku who specializes in public installations and site-specific art as well as large mixed-media pieces. Sinkkonen boldly combines different art forms in her work, thus breaking the prevailing norms. Her latest conquest is welding and sheet metal work, which have captivated the artist. She creates her pieces without damaging nature or the environment, by recycling materials. Sinkkonen’s art often asks questions related to the environment, equality, and caring. Although the artist’s own pieces comment on the issues that our world has to face, her public art shows that she has also given herself permission to play and look for beautiful, fun things around her.
Maiju Tainio is a puppetry artist and a theatrical visual merchandiser whose hands have crafted large-sized spectacles, such as a giant Christmas elf, a larger-than-life drag queen, an adult-sized baby carriage, and the uber cute My Little Unicorn, which used to graze at Ruisrock. Tainio writes, directs, performs, designs, and builds – she plans and creates concepts, figures, and performances. Tainio evades all boxes and definitions, but feels most at home when working on puppetry for adults. In her art, Maiju invites herself and others to make a conscious effort to play and question familiar boundaries.