Past exhibitions and events
- Friday Coffee 18 September 4 pm–6pm
Henrik Härkönen presents his exhibition Broken Spirits & Dead Forms.
- Henrik Härkönen: Broken spirits and dead forms 9.–27.9.
Henrik Härkönen, who works at the Serlachius Residency, presents his new works in the exhibition Broken Spirits & Dead Forms. In his art, Härkönen presents inner feelings through an abstract form. The theme of this exhibition is melancholy. Härkönen describes the backgrounds of the works completed at the residency during the Global Pandemic: “In such a situation, my work seeks security from the clear geometric shapes of the sculptures and the unpredictable compositions of the paintings, which are intended to structure nausea so that it can be overcome”.
- Friday Coffee 14 August 4 pm–6 pm
The artists-in-residence for August present themselves: Visual artists Henrik Härkönen, Minna Soraluoma and Yen-Hua Lee.
- Krister Gråhn and Hannamari Matikainen: Anew 5.-23.8.
Visual artists Hannamari Matikainen (b. 1976) and Krister Gråhn (b. 1979) have been working together in different projects since 2002. The exhibition Anew showcases busts of dignitaries and well-known works of visual arts recreated in silicone sculptures. Matikainen and Gråhn have developed a technique in which the silicone cast made of the sculptures or the persons has been squeezed flat and subsequently printed on a paper. This results in familiar and at same time exciting images, in which the well-established motifs will get a new position and meaning in the history of art. Matikainen is a Tampere-based visual artist who resides from June to July at Serlachius Residency, Gråhn lives in Mänttä.
- Friday Coffee 24 July 4 pm–6 pm
The artists-in-residence for July present themselves: Visual artists Hannu Lukin and Hannamari Matikainen as well as photographer Marko Marin.
- Janne Laine: Reaching for the Light 8.7.-2.8.
Tampere-based Janne Laine (b. 1970) who relocated his studio to Mänttä this spring is one of Finland’s most prominent graphic artists. His artworks consist mostly of quiet landscapes, the atmosphere of which is formed by a combination of elemental natural view, water, steam, dark stone, shadow and light. He has found several motifs from Iceland which he considers his second native country.
- Friday Coffee 26 June 4 pm–6 pm
Summer’s artists-in-residence present themselves: Visual artist Hannu Lukin and photographer Marko Marin. In connection to Friday Coffee, one can observe Hannu Lukin’s rapid portraiture in the yard of the Serlachius Residency. There in open-air, Lukin will paint a portrait of a local person.
- Hannun Lukin: Carmen in the Garden 6.-28.6.
Visual artist and art educator Hannu Lukin (b. 1963) is renowned for his powerful and expressive paintings in which he has captured rapid observations of his surroundings. Lukin’s paintings often have a strong feeling of presence and they seem to tell a story. Lukin fills the Serlachius Residency Gallery with colourful paintings made in Spain, Italy and Portugal as well as his hometown Liminka, Finland. Most of the paintings are on show for the first time. Lukin and his daughter Sofia will reside at the Serlachius Residency stays in June and July.
- Leena Pukki's Jää hyvästi, mummola 6 Jan 2019
The premier of Leena Pukki’s work Jää hyvästi, mummola (Farewell Granny’s place) 6 Jan 2019 was presented at Serlachius Museum Gösta’s Kivijärvi hall. Artist Leena Pukki stayed in Serlachius Residency in 2016. The work depicts how the grandparents of the artist move from the rural area to the centre of a small town. It is about getting old, self-determination, family ties, trauma, caring, attachment to a certain place and generations’ different opinions.
- Friday coffee 25 Jan 2019
Serlachius Residency’s artist Hollie Miller, Sigbjørn Bratlie and Andrii Dostliev were present. Karelia was discussed on the basis of Andrii Dostliev’s project.
- Friday coffee 22 Mar 2019
Residency guests for March were Guido Mitidieri (Italy/Finland), Yuichiro Sato (Japan/ Finland), Ann Sundholm (Finland) and Madelynne Cornish (Australia).
- Kirsimaria E. Törönen’s popup exhibition 26 Mar 2019
Artist Kirsimaria E. Törönen worked in the Serlachius Residency in 2018.
- Friday coffee 12 Apr 2019
Artists in-residence Madelynne Cornish, Guido Mitidieri and Yuichiro Sato presented themselves and reported as to how their work has progressed.
- Friday coffee 10 May 2019
Artists Guido Mitidieri, David Waterworth and Aino Kannisto, Fabien Blot were present.
- Friday coffee 13 Jun 2019
Canadian film maker Marianna Milhorat has filmed hounds’ predator tests in Mänttä and elsewhere. During the Friday coffee she explained why. Artist and lecturer Christopher Taylor (USA) has been keen to examine father’s role in Finnish families. During the Friday coffee he organised a short drawing workshop for the children. David Waterworth (UK) collects images and short stories about every-day objects. Why for someone wool slippers are symbols for the Serlachius Museums?
- Open door at Serlachius Residency 27 Jul 2019
Serlachius Residency Gallery had open doors during Gustaf’s Trunk flea market. British curator David Waterworth presented the project that he has been working during his residency period: he has collected stories behind every-day objects which symbolise the Serlachius Museums for the local people.
- Friday coffee 16 Aug 2019
Residency guests for August presented themselves: Maddie Leach, Nisrine Boukhari and Eero Yrjölä. Participants also included artist group CTG Collective, gathered together by New York- based curator Catinca Tabacaru: Admire Kamudzengerere, Shinji Murakami, Xavier Robles de Medina, Terrence Musekiwa, Rachel Monosov, Justin Orvis Steimer, Elena Näsänen, Jaakko Leeve, Johanna Rytkölä and curator Raphael Guilbert.
- Friday coffee 12 Jan 2018
Serlachius Residency 4 pm–6 pm.
- Heli Konttinen’s exhibition: Putkishakki (Pipe Chess) 23–28 Jan 2018
Serlachius Residency gallery showed visual artist Heli Konttinen’s exhibition Pipe Chess. Pipe Chess is an adaptation of ink blot test which forms a part of Konttinen’s exhibition Research Centre for Ordinary People.
- Friday coffee 9 Feb 2018
Serlachius Residency 4 pm–6 pm
- Human Body clay workshop 17 Feb 2018
Visual artist Agita Marachovska and Andris Marachovskis organised a workshop at Serlachius residency’s Gallery.
- Claudio Beorchia’s exhibition Homo Infographicus 20–25 Feb 2018
Serlachius Residency’s exhibition was open 11 am–6 pm.
- Friday coffee 9 Mar 2018
Serlachius Residency 4 pm–6 pm.
- Agita Marachovska and Andris Marachovskis exhibition: Naturehumancity 17–23 Mar 2018
Exhibition Naturehumancity at Serlachius Residency was open 11 am–6 pm.
- Suvi Nurmis Loitsukioski (Kiosk of Magic Spells) 24 Mar 2018
Visual artist and literary artist Suvi Nurmi who worked in Serlachius Residency during March brought her popular Kalevala-inspired poems with a magic spell to Pub Kolo on 24 March.
- Friday coffee 6 Apr 2018
Serlachius Residency 4 pm–6 pm.
- Friday coffee and exhibition opening of two shows 11 May 2018
Kirsimaria E. Törönen: POLKUJA (PATHS) and Emmu Johansson: TUTTI FRUTTI. Exhibitions were on show 12–18 May.
- Anita Bang (Vili von Nissinen) 14 Jun 2018
- Vili Nissinen and Mikael Kinanen: Vihan itkuvirsi (Dirge of Wrath) 15 June and 20 June 2018
Vili Nissinen and Mikael Kinanen’s gamified work Dirge of Wrath handles the theme of civil war. The work utilises the method from immersive theatre, Nordic live role-playing and media art, and invites the participants to experience actively instead of being passive spectators. Dirge of Wrath role-playing was organised in Serlachius Residency on two days, once each day.
- Friday coffee 6 July 2018
In July, five artists were working in the residency: Kalle Mustonen and Outimaija Hakala (Finland), Pedro Riva & Lucila Mayol (Argentine) as well as Naoko Ito (USA/Japan). Audience was welcomed to get acquainted with the guests and residency operations. During the event, everybody had the opportunity to participate in the mini dustbin art workshop developed by the movement A Trash a Day.
- Open doors at Serlachius Residency 28 July 2018
Serlachius Residency has open doors during the event Mää oon Mänttästä (I’m From Mänttä).
- Friday coffee in August 10 Aug 2018
Our residency guests for August: Work group Turbida Lux (Pedro Riva & Lucila Mayol), Naoko Ito and Ignacio Acosta. Friday coffee welcomed everybody to an event where the residency guests presented themselves. Among others Kalle Mustonen and Outimaija Hakala gave a presentation of their works. Work group Turbida Lux shot the end scene of their film project Nine Minutes Before the Agape in the old cinema theatre Bio Säde and participants of the Friday coffee were able to take part in the film shoot.
- Naoko Ito’s exhibition Flowing 17–26 Aug 2018
Naoko Ito is a Japanese artist who worked in the Serlachius residency during July and August. In Mänttä, she was enchanted by the summer landscapes, the wideness of lakes and the fact how nature and weather have their impact on humans. After documenting the landscapes on film and completing her research on Alvar Aalto and Tove Jansson, she requested local people to lend her their Savoy Vases designed by Alvar Aalto. The vases formed a part of her exhibition.
- Presentation of Turbida Lux’s work Nine Minutes Before the Agape 24 Aug 2018
Turbida Lux is art collective that Lucila Mayol and Redro Riva conformed in Argentina in 2013. During their stay in the Serlachius Residency, Turbida Lux researched the Serlachius Museums’ photograph and film archives selecting moving images depicting hands and fire. Based on these images they started to make “Nine Minutes Before the Agape”, an art film shot inside the old cinema theatre Bio Säde in Mänttä.
- Friday coffee 28 Sep 2018
In September, the artists in-residency have been Ignacio Acosta (Chile), Esa Laaksonen (Helsinki/Finland) and Kimmo Ylönen (Norrskata/Finland).
- Kimmo Ylönen’s exhibition and workshop Tiedon vihreä lippu (The Green Flag of Knowledge) 27 Oct 2018
Kimmo Ylönen’s project The Green Flag of Knowledge consists of a workshop and exhibition. Water mills constructed by the artist and participants of the workshops wave the green flag promoting clean nature against littering. The mills are mainly constructed of recycled natural materials. The workshop The Green Flag of Knowledge and exhibition opening were organised on 21 Oct.
- Friday coffee 26 Oct 2018
In October Ignacio Acosta (Chile) and Kimmo Ylönen (Norrskata/Finland) have been working in the residency. Everybody was welcomed to get acquainted with the residency guests and residency operations.
- Friday coffee 23 Nov 2018
- Exhibition of Antti Immonen and Jussi Meuronen 24–25 Nov 2018
- Friday coffee and Winnie Chan’s exhibition opening on 7 Dec 2018
Residency guests Miya Sukunen and Winnie Chan presented their operations from 4:15 pm on. Simultaneously also Winnie Chan’s exhibition opening of From Shopaholic to Conscious Consumer was celebrated. The show was open 8–9 Dec 2018.
- Topping-out ceremonies of Kimmo Ylönen’s work Maghreb–Pohjola on 14 Dec 2018
Kimmo Ylönen who worked as artist-in-residency in Serlachius Residency organised a topping-out ceremony of Maghreb-Pohjola, the main work of his residency period. Conducted by Mika Tepponen, Open Orchestra, Amateur musicians’ assembly from Worker’s college Autere Opisto performed.