What does your everyday life feel like: the morning rush-hour or a sleep-in in the morning, lunch at the canteen or a quickly grabbed ready meal from the shop? In 2016, ten photographers documented everyday Finnish life, each from their own personal point of view. The starting point was to comment on the increasing inequality in Finnish society. People may find some of the stories captured in the images easy to relate to, while others may be more remote.
For 10 years, photographer Heidi Piiroinen and journalist, author Kimmo Oksanen have been following the life of Romanian Mihaela Stoica and her family and siblings in Finland, Romania, Greece, Estonia and France. Through the personal story of Mihaela, the exhibition deals with larger societal issues and the phenomenon of Romanian people leaving their homes and becoming street beggars in Western Europe.
23.3.2018 to 3.6.2018
In his art, Ian Waelder examines skateboard and youth culture and their forms of reproducibility through film, photography or sound. In this exhibition, none of the images on view are originally taken by Waelder, but are reframings and edits of images taken from films, magazines and books that are influential in the skateboarding culture.
28.3.2018 to 20.5.2018
Everyday life is repetitive; it does not go away. It's there again tomorrow, not going anywhere. Everyday life is often grey and dull. Everyday life is just everyday life. It’s the alarm clock ringing. It’s running to catch the bus; it’s homework, friends, playing games... It’s everything you want it to be. The exhibition by our museum's friendship class in Vuoniitty Comprehensive School examines the everyday life of a 7th-grader. The exhibition is on view at museum's Process Space.
6.3.2018 to 20.5.2018
In Miia Autio's works, portraits of Tanzanian youths have been converted into negatives, in which the original colours become their opposites. Bright spots appear as shadows, and dark spots as light. Three works of the series are on view at the museum's collection corner Kuvakulma.