LARS GÖRAN JOHNSSON COLLECTION
24 January - 17 May 2020

Lars Göran Johnson Collection is one of Finland's most significant and growing private art collections with the core of Nordic constructivism and color painting. Doctor in medicine and surgery, docent Lars Göran Johnsson (b. 1931) has been collecting art for over 50 years primarily for aesthetic pleasure and the collection has become a versatile and collector-like entity. The exhibition, which presents a part of the collection donated to the Turku Art Museum in 2016, fills up both the museum's upstairs halls and downstairs rooms. Perspectives for both international modernism and contemporary art are opened by, among others, Birger Carlstedt, Juhani Harri, Greta Hällförs-Sipilä, Silja Rantanen, Janne Räisänen, Jens Fänge, Frida Orubapo, Harvey Quaytman and John Walker.

STUDIO

ANNIKA DAHLSTEN & MARKKU LAAKSO: CAMPFIRE IN A ZOO
22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Campfire in a Zoo (2019) is a puppet animation installation that explores and makes visible the complexities of performing and being seen to perform. The exhibition is based on the story of Markku Laakso’s great-grandparents, who with a group of other Sámis toured Germany in 1930 in ethnographic exhibitions, known as Völkerschau, that were presented in zoos.

SATU RAUTIAINEN: VILLAGE BOHEMIAN
24 January - 22 March 2020

Satu Rautiainen paints with watercolour and oil on paper and often works with installation as her medium. Her works explore the two- and three-dimensionality of a painting and form pictorial spaces that the viewer can enter. Rautiainen links social themes to her works, such as the presence of exclusion, homelessness and melancholy, but also freedom and passion. Village Bohemian moves at the interface between creative madness and play.

DARKROOM

MARJA HELANDER:
EATNANVULOS LOTTIT - BIRDS IN THE EARTH
22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020


Eatnanvuloš Lottit – Birds in the Earth (2018) is an award-winning dance film that takes the viewer on a journey through the villages and forests of Sámi land to Helsinki. The short film investigates the conflict between the traditional Sámi lifestyle and modern society by highlighting issues of land ownership, consumption and the valuation of nature.

CLÉMENT COGITORE: LES INDES GALANTES
24 January - 22 March 2020

Les Indes Galantes (2017) interprets the opera-ballet created by Philippe Rameau in 1735 through Krump dance. Krump emerged in the 1990s in Los Angeles black ghetto as a non-violent manifestation against the police violence. The battle of young dancers, embodying racial, socio-economic and political tensions, is performed to the original libretto.