The works of art purchased by the Finnish Art Society during 2020 will be raffled among the members in February 2021. Participation in the lottery requires that the membership fee has been paid by 15 December at the latest.

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Kunsthalle Helsinki to host an exhibition by Tarja Pitkänen-Walter

Helsingin Taidehalli 16.1.–28.2.2021

Every year, the Finnish Art Society organises a large-scale exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki. Tarja Pitkänen-Walter’s exhibition will open in January 2021. In the work of visual artist Tarja Pitkänen-Walter (b. 1960), the multisensoriality, materiality and spatiality of painting play a central role. She works on site-specific expanded paintings using a wealth of techniques with great attention to the use of the space and its architecture.

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Croquis Nights Helsingin Taidehalli tiistaisin 18:15-20:00

The Finnish Art Society’s Croquis Nights at Kunsthalle Helsinki are cancelled until the end of April. More information later on in the spring.

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Finnish Art Society’s publications

Anu Tuominen: Tomorrow today will be yesterday is sold at Kunsthalle Helsinki. Ed. Pirkko Tuukkanen. Articles: Anu Tuominen, Hanna Johansson. Finnish, Swedish, English. Softcover. 176 pp. ISBN: 978-952-68476-4-1. Price: €45

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Croquis with Modern Dance 6.2., 13.2., 20.2 18.15–20.00

Model: Minttu Pietilä, dancer and dance teacher. Bring your own drawing equipment. Tickets: €8 / €5 for members of the Finnish Art Society.

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Art Lottery 2019

The works of art purchased by the Finnish Art Society during 2019 will be raffled among the members in January 2020.

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Awards and Grants 2019

The Finnish Art Society presents thirteen major awards annually. The Ducat Prize 2019 was given to painter Essi Kuokkanen and the Life Achievement Award to sculptor Pirkko Nukari. The William Thuring Main Award was given to visual artist Iiu Susiraja. The Edvard Richter Award was given to PhD Nina Kokkinen for the book Totuudenetsijät: Esoteerinen henkisyys Akseli Gallen-Kallelan, Pekka Halosen ja Hugo Simbergin taiteessa (Vastapaino). The Finnish Art Society also announced this year’s Young Artists’ Grants and Edvard Richter Grants.

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Anu Tuominen: Tomorrow today will be yesterday Helsingin Taidehalli 18.1.–1.3.2020

The Finnish Art Society produces Anu Tuominen’s (b. 1961) exhibition in 2020. The exhibition will feature a pick of her popular classics alongside a selection of newer works. Tuominen is known as one of Finland’s leading conceptual artists and as an artist who resurrects discarded items salvaged from flea markets.

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Paul Osipow Helsingin Taidehalli 26.1.–24.3.2019

The Paul Osipow (b. 1939) retrospective presents an impressive cross-section of works by one of Finland’s leading painters. The Kunsthalle exhibition features Osipow’s geometrical and free-form abstract paintings as well as his still life compositions, female figures and other figurative classic motifs spanning from the 1960s to the present day.

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EGS – One of the Most Beautiful Books 2018

The book EGS, published by the Finnish Art Society (2018), was chosen for one of the Most Beautiful Books 2018 by the Finnish Book Art Committee. Editor: Pirkko Tuukkanen. Graphic design and layout: Janne Hänninen, Agency Leroy.

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