Zoom19 is the final work exhibition of visual arts students graduating from LAB University of Applied Sciences in 2023. The exhibition is divided into two parts: 1st exhibition 24.2.-10.3.2023 and 2. exhibition 17.3.-31.3.2023.
The artists in the exhibition have studied their profession in sometimes exceptional circumstances. Art teaching moved from Imatra to new premises in Lappeenranta in 2019, and in addition to students, staff, materials and teaching facilities also applied for their places. With the spread of Covid19, teaching changed even more. Face-to-face teaching changed to distance teaching, often using the Zoom application.
The subject matter of the works on display in the exhibition is extensive, and various means of expression have been used to create the works. The theses deal with both social and personal topics. The subject of examination are, among other things, mythology and myths, memories and the past, home and everyday life, consumption habits, marginalization and the human body. Some works reflect on making art and art itself.
1st exhibition 24.2.–10.3.
Participating in the exhibition: Antti Ahtee, Kristiina (Tättä) Kajaste, Kaisa Kallioniemi, Ninni Kola, Mariella Korhonen, Mari Koskela, Teemu Kykyri, Emma Okkola, Saara Ripatti, Vilhelmiina Tikka-Rissanen, Heli Toikka, Santtu Tuomola.
2st exhibition 17.3.–31.3.
Participating in the exhibition: Niina Alakopsa, Robin Clark, Veera Costa, Nikita Furin, Vera Haanpää, Minna Heikkilä, Olga Hyvönen, Henna Kainulainen, Heidi Karanta, Jasmin Lier, Taijatuuli Louhivuori, Anni Maajärvi, Veera Mankki, Melina Modinos, Terhi Skippari.
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Juho Mäkelä, Niskakoski salmon dam, 1938, watercolor, Sihtola Imatra collection
The Imatra region was already described in the 1800th century with paintings and drawings made by e.g. Severin Falkman, Albert Edelfelt and Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
In the 1900th century, Imatra was painted by several leading artists who came as guests of Master of Science in Engineering Jalo Sihtola (1882-1969) at Harakanhovi in Tainionkoski. This group included e.g. Mikko Oinonen, Väinö Kamppuri, Uuno Alanko, Otto Mäkilä, Juho Mäkelä, Aimo Kanerva and Tuomas von Boehm.
Jalo Sihtola's contribution to Imatra's art life was decisive. He can be considered the founder of both the Imatra Art Association and the Imatra Art Museum. The art museum was opened in 1951 in the exhibition space built on the top floor of the folk school in Vuoksenniska.
Today, the art museum is located in Mansikkala Kulttuuritalo Virra in the Imatra cultural center designed by architect Arto Sipinen, which was completed in 1986.
The art museum's collection consists of works owned by the city of Imatra and the Imatra art association, which total more than 1400 works. The focus of the collection is on domestic art of the 1900th century.
Sihtola's Imatra collection is nationally significant. It contains 1900th century modernist art from Finland, Sweden, France and Italy, a total of almost 400 works of art. Sihtola's Imatra collection includes works that once belonged to Jalo Sihtola.
The works have been donated and sold by Jalo Sihtola, as well as donations from the Ester and Jalo Sihtola Art Foundation and private individuals.
The art museum's collection includes works by e.g. From Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Hugo Simberg and from the following early 1900th century authors: Magnus Enckell, Verner Thomé, AW Finch, Yrjö Ollila, Mikko Oinonen, Tyko Sallinen, Juho Mäkelä, Eero Nelimarkka, Väinö Kamppuri, Uuno Alanko and Wäinö Aaltonen.
The 1950s, known as the decade of modernism, is represented by a very comprehensive group of works by Tuomas von Boehm. Also included are e.g. Otto Mäkilä, Ole Kandelin, Tapani Raittila, Helge Dahlman, Anitra Lucander, Ina Colliander, Aimo Kanerva, Per Stenius, Olli Miettinen, Unto Pusa, Unto Koistinen and Sam Vanni.
Veikko Nuutinen, Waltz, 1980, 2020, aluminium
EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2023
In spring and winter, the exhibition space is taken over by the visual arts students of the LAB University of Applied Sciences with their thesis exhibitions. As usual, the theses are presented in two parts. The first group will perform from 24.2 February to 10.3 March. and the second from 17.3.–31.3.2023.
Antti Ahtee, Kristiina (Aunt) Kajaste, Kaisa Kallioniemi, Ninni Kola, Mariella Korhonen, Mari Koskela, Teemu Kykyri, Emma Okkola, Saara Ripatti, Vilhelmiina Tikka-Rissanen, Heli Toikka, Santtu Tuomola
Niina Alakopsa, Robin Clark, Veera Costa, Nikita Furin, Vera Haanpää, Minna Heikkilä, Olga Hyvönen, Henna Kainulainen, Heidi Karanta, Jasmin Lier, Taijatuuli Louhivuori, Anni Maajärvi, Veera Mankki, Melina Modinos, Terhi Skippari
Symbiosis – Jussi Valtakari and Antti Ylönen
After Easter, you can enjoy the traditional art of wood carving with a modern twist. Kuvanveistajät, who have been working on joint art projects for several years Jussi Valtakari and Antti Ylönen create works in which Valtakar's mini-sized human figures are combined with Ylönen's sturdy forms that emphasize the materiality of wood. Valtakari's works that criticize society and current affairs through gentle humor tell the story on the stage created by Ylönen.
Art associations of South Karelia
Etelä-Karjalan taideyhdistysten kesänäyttelyssä samoillaan suvisessa luonnossa ja nautitaan eläinystävien seurasta.
Crossroads – Mayumi Niiranen-Hisatomi and Annu Vertanen
In the Risteymiä exhibition, the works of two artists representing different cultures and generations and working with different techniques together create a whole, where past and present, memories and experiences intersect and intertwine into a new common story.
Harri and Reijo Turunen
The exhibition of the Joensuulai brothers deals with current themes, such as the state of humanity and nature through sculptures and installations.
The colorful paintings of Ulla-Maija Kallinen, a visual artist living in Paimio, reflect internally experienced nature experiences, images left by nature.
William Dennisuk, an artist, sculptor and art teacher living in Imatra, started making a series of drawings in 2015, which he continues to do today. The artist, who is open to different art forms and ways of working, presents the latest works of the series in his exhibition.
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