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The Magic of Lapland
18.06.2011 - 08.01.2012

 

Lapland in Art from the 1800s to Today

The exhibition The Magic of Lapland represents a major project by Ateneum in which the history of Finnish art from the 1800s to the present is explored by means of a single familiar and recognisable theme: the portrayal of Lapland. The northern colours and light are present in these works of art, created by such artists as Gabriel Engberg, Juho Kyyhkynen, Einari Junttila, Reidar Särestöniemi, Kalervo Palsa, Marja Vuorelainen, Jussi Niva and Outi Pieski.

The exhibition is curated by Ateneum's director Maija Tanninen-Mattila. Exhibition design is by architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen. Ateneum will also publish a richly illustrated book with expert articles on different aspects of art and Lapland, edited by Riitta Ojanperä and Anu Utriainen. The book will come out in three different versions; in Finnish, Swedish and English. The book and other The Magic of Lapland -products can be ordered from our webstore.

Artists in the exhibition:

Andreas Alariesto (1900-1989), Gabriel Engberg (1872-1953), Eemil Halonen (1875-1950), Simo Hannula (1932), Marja Helander (1965), Werner Holmberg (1830-1860), Kari Huhtamo (1943), Einari Junttila (1901-1975), Helena Junttila (1963), Elina Juopperi (1975), Aimo Kanerva (1909-1991), Maija Karma (1914-1999), Maija Kellokumpu (1892-1935), Markku Keränen (1945), Ilona Kivijärvi (1960), Johan Knutson (1816-1899), Aukusti Koivisto (1886-1962), Kullervo Koivisto (1913-1944), Viktor Kuusela (1925), Pekka Hermanni Kyrö (1950), Juho Kyyhkynen (1875-1909), Kalle Lampela (1973), Alexander Lauréus (1783-1823), Rosa Liksom (1958), Anton Lindforss (1890-1943), J-O Mallander (1944), Sauli Miettunen (1961), Timo K. Mukka (1944-1973), Tuuli Mukka (1966), Esko Männikkö (1959), Eero Nelimarkka (1891-1977), Jussi Niva (1966), Teuvo-Pentti Pakkala (1920-2010), Kalervo Palsa (1947-1987), Outi Pieski (1973), Otso Pietinen (1916-1996), Jorma Puranen (1951), Vesa Ranta (1973), Mark Roberts (1970), Matti Saanio (1925-2006), Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981), Antero Takala (1939), Aukusti Tuhka (1895–1973), Pentti Tulla (1937-1988), Heikki Tuomela (1922-1991), Marja Vuorelainen (1911-1990).

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You can learn more about Lapland from the Travellers in Lapland website, a joint production of Lappish cultural institutions.