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EXHIBITIONS

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THE COLLECTION OF NORDEA ART FOUNDATION FINLAND10.2.–26.5.2024

A unique exhibition showcasing the Nordea Art Foundation Finland's collection will open at the Didrichsen Art Museum in February 2024. The collaboration was born from the idea of creating an opportunity for the general public to discover the collection of the Art Foundation. The exhibition will include favourites from the golden age of Finnish art as well as modern works. Works by among others Ferdinand von Wright, Helene Schjerfbeck, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Rut Bryk are exhibited.

AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA: Purren valitus / Båtens klagan / The Lament of the Boat, 1907. Nordean Taidesäätiö / Konststiftelsen Nordea i Finland / Nordea Art Foundation Finland. Kuva / foto / photo: Seppo Hilpo. Yksityiskohta / detajl / detail

COLOUR!
WORKS FROM
THE DIDRICHSEN COLLECTION

9.9.2023–25.8.2024

A selection of works from the Didrichsen collection is on display in the small exhibition room on the bottom floor of the museum. Among others works by Finnish and foreign artists, such as Helene Schjerfbeck, Reidar Särestöniemi, Hugo Simberg, Ellen Thesleff, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle and Marino Marini are displayed. In addition, several Asian and pre-Columbian works from the museum's collection are on display.

JALMARI RUOKOKOSKI (1886–1936):
Asetelma / Stilleben / Still-life

1911, öljy / olja / oil, 52 x 64 cm
Kuva: Jussi Pakkala

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2024

TULEVAT NÄYTTELYT
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EMBASSY OF EGS
8.6.–25.8.2024

For the Didrichsen Art Museum's 2024 summer exhibition, graffiti artist EGS transforms the museum into an embassy of an imaginary state. The exhibition brings together the main themes of the artist's work: the EGS alphabet, maps, history, folklore and graffiti. EGS has been making Finnish graffiti art known worldwide for almost 30 years.

EGS: Writing Folk Stories with Three Letters, 2023
Kuva / foto / photo: EGS. Yksityiskohta / detajl / detail

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CARL-HENNING PEDERSEN

7.9.2024–26.1.2025

Birds, suns, ships in the sky and fairytale castles: the fantasy imagery of Danish artist Carl-Henning Pedersen (19132007) will take over the museum in autumn 2024. Pedersen, who had a long career, was one of the most important artists of Danish modernism. He also belonged to the important international CoBrA group. 

 

Didrichsen Art Museum organised Pedersen's first exhibition in Finland in 1968, and the museum's own collection includes many works by him. The works in the exhibition are on loan from the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum in Herning, Denmark.

CARL-HENNING PEDERSEN: Keltainen aurinkokuva /
Gul solbild / Gult solbillede / Yellow sun picture
1950, öljy / olja / oil, 137,5 x 204 cm. Didrichsenin taidemuse / Didrichsens konstmuseum / Didrichsen Art Museum. Kuva / foto / photo: Rauno Träskelin

2025

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REIDAR SÄRESTÖNIEMI

100 YEARS

8.2.–1.6.2025

Spring 2024 will mark the centenary of Reidar Särestöniemi's (1925–1981) birth. The exhibition at Didrichsen Art Museum will feature works from the museum's own collection, as well as works from private and museum collections in Finland. The main focus of the exhibition is Särestöniemi's special connection with nature, a strong identification with the Lappish environment reflected in his art. For Särestöniemi, working in Lapland was essential.

REIDAR SÄRESTÖNIEMI: Kuun valaisemat puut /
Månbelysta träd / Moonlit trees,1968
Kuva / foto / photo: Rauno Träskelin.
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ksityiskohta / detajl / detail

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