Exhibitions

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Clue Binder

6.11. - 29.11.2020

A duo exhibition with Olli Keränen at Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland. 

 

The exhibition Clue Binder brings together the fabric of observations created through various material experiments. Both artists are interested in leaving open an aspect of their contribution and to see if the other artist could be careful enough in their observations to be able to take turns finding the missing part to add to the other’s work. In the exhibition, the artists can be seen building on each other’s work, forming a stratification which neither could have accomplished without the other’s mind and preferences. Authorship and the dissolution of objects from the finished through the suspicious into crumbs is a way for both authors to perceive and converse with the circle of life around us. In their exhibition, the artists want to ask themselves the question: Can the unusability of a work of art create an opportunity for the viewer to perceive the fragmentation of the conflicting goals created by modern life? And from each other, could they be whole together or separately, or should they be something else and if so is change, profound change possible? In other words, can an object that scratches itself because it has set desires inside that it cannot and does not want to fulfill serve as some kind of healing or, on the other hand, a warning example to its experiencer? Clue Binder is the result of a search, alternatively brisk and at times fumbling.

 

A poster with a poem from Milka Luhtaniemi and a conversation between Olli Keränen and Niina Tervo

(in finnish) HERE

 

Photos: Hertta Kiiski

Clue Binder, Overview, 2020. 

Blackleg, Acrylic sheet, stearin and pigments on wood by Olli Keränen, and under sea salt and wheat flour sculpture baked in oven by Niina Tervo, 2020

Clue Binder, Overview, 2020. 

Sea Bun Salt, Sea salt and wheat flour baked in oven, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Sea Bun Salt, Sea salt and wheat flour baked in oven, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Stump, Concrete and metal, 2020. Olli Keränen.

Overview, Clue Binder, 2020. 

Potassis, Sea salt, wheat flour, tumeric, potato flour, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Yökkönen, Cotton, natural pigments, thread, metal, concrete and tiles, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Shrine, Stearin and pigments, 2020, Olli Keränen.

Shrine, Stearin and pigments, 2020, Olli Keränen.

Form foam 1 and 2, Overview. Niina Tervo.

Form foam 1, Natural pigments, beeswax and seed pod on cotton, thread, metal, clay, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Form foam 1, Natural pigments, beeswax and seed pod on cotton, thread, metal, clay, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Form foam 1, Natural pigments, beeswax and seed pod on cotton, thread, metal, clay, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Form foam 2, Natural pigments and beeswax on cotton, thread, metal, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Form foam 2, Natural pigments and beeswax on cotton, thread, metal, 2020. Niina Tervo.

Untitled, Acrylic sheet, cling film, clay, 2020, Olli Keränen.

Untitled, Acrylic sheet, cling film, clay, 2020, Olli Keränen.

Thick Lake, Stearin, pigments, finnfoam, wood, clay, acrylic mass, shellac, resin, wool dyed with onion peels, sea salt, wheat flour, ground nuts, 2020, Olli Keränen and Niina Tervo

Thick Lake, Stearin, pigments, finnfoam, wood, clay, acrylic mass, shellac and resin sculpture by Olli Keränen. On top wool dyed with onion peels, sea salt, wheat flour, ground nuts by Niina Tervo, 2020.

Wool dyed with onion peels, sea salt, wheat flour, ground nuts, 2020, Niina Tervo