19.2–7.3.2021

Miia Autio, Einari Hyvönen, Mikko Paakkonen, Jenni Rahkonen, Anne Roininen

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the amount of visitors is restricted to a maximum of 5 visitors at a time.

The exhibitions feature works by five artists who will soon finish their MFA Degree in Fine Arts. Three of the subject areas of the Academy of Fine Arts are represented in the exhibitions: painting, printmaking and time and space arts. The exhibitions take over two floors of the gallery, and their themes include the artists’ self-image and relationship with art, presence and nature.

The first floor of Exhibition Laboratory showcases small and large painting works by Einari Hyvönen, who has combined nostalgic imagery with digital aesthetics, as well as paintings by Mikko Paakkonen, offering a study of his own marks and tracks. At times, these traces take even brutal forms, while still remaining delicate.

The exhibition by Miia Autio on the first floor presents thoughts and questions by using cyanotype. Autio’s works have been inspired by cyanotype works from two centuries ago.

On the second floor of the gallery, an exhibition by Anne Roininen consists of an installation that gallery visitors can step into, sounds, text as well as a photogram, which is a photograph made without a photographer or a camera. Roininen, too, has used blue-hued cyanotype in her exhibition. The other exhibition on the second floor focuses on serigraphy, which is also known as screen printing. This graphic arts exhibition by Jenni Rahkonen features surprising, peculiar or wonderful traces screen printed on handmade paper.

Exhibition Laboratory

Merimiehenkatu 36 C

00150, Helsinki

Open Tue–Sun 11–18