Elina Vainio: DUGOUT

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näyttely Oksasenkatu 11 -galleriassa 10.-26.2.2017
avajaiset torstaina 9.2.2017 klo 17 – tervetuloa :)

–> avoinna to-su klo 11-17 <–

We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called ”technology ” at all (…) as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers.

  - Ursula K. Le Guin

Näyttelyn Dugout teokset käsittelevät maanalaista ja -päällistä kaivantaa, maansiirtoa, eroosiota ja pitkän aikavälin aikaa. Jäljittämällä näkymättömiä ja usein peruuttamattomia tapahtumasarjoja teokset alleviivaavat harhakuvia inhimillisestä valmiudesta kaikenkattaviin korjausliikkeisiin, mutta osoittavat elämän edellytysten kaventuessa myös mielikuvituksen ja kekseliäisyyden rajattomuuteen.

Näyttely on saanut tukea Koneen säätiöltä, Jani Purhoselta, Dan Davisilta, Matti Kuntulta ja Tiina Vainiolta.

 

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exhibition at Oksasenkatu 11 gallery 10.-26.2.2017
opening on Thursday 9.2.2017 at 5pm – welcome :)

–> open Thu-Sun 11am-5pm <–

We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called ”technology ” at all (…) as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers.

  - Ursula K. Le Guin

The works in the exhibition Dugout deal with topics such as surface and underground mining, earthworks engineering, erosion and time in the long term. By tracing invisible and often irreversible processes, the works underscore our illusion of readiness for all-encompassing corrective measures, yet simultaneously point at the boundless imagination and resourcefulness when conditions for sustaining life get narrower.

The exhibition has been supported by the Kone Foundation, Jani Purhonen, Dan Davis, Matti Kunttu and Tiina Vainio.

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