After a brilliant Camouflage opening week at Kiasma in Helsinki, Riitta and Karo toured around the seaside gems of Kotka, the deep eastern forests and lakes of Pohjois-Karjala (these guys’ neck of the woods), and back to the nettle bushes of Espoo – returning with the suitcase full of new work and new friendships with the finest selection of people.
The biggest and warmest of thank yous to all the wonderful models for their hospitality, stamina, brilliant sense of humour and enthusiasm to get dressed and soaked in all aspects of the marvellous Finnish mosquito-marinated summer flora.
Here’s a little teaser from the work in progress and great day out with Matti Forrst and the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, hats off for Mr Nettle!
Fredag 6. juni feirer Trondheim ti år med Den kulturelle spaserstokken. Mormormonologene er ett av prosjektene som DKSS har støttet og sammen med en haug av fine folk vil utdrag fra prosjektet presenteres i Trondhjemssalen, Rica Nidelven Hotel.
In two weeks the Camouflage exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma opens in Helsinki. Hallvor, Bengt and Agnes from Eyes as Big as Plates will take part in the extensive group show compiled by Kiasma, which is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 events.
Agnes is practising as Kiasma Magazine’s cover girl and Riitta and Karo are oh so excited!
Armitt Museum and Library Centenary Exhibition ‘Sublime Transactions’ opens on the 31st March 2012 and runs until 22nd March 2013, with a series of contemporary tributes to the Armitt collection with contributions from fifteen artists:
Hannah Alton, Sir Peter Blake, Christopher Daniels, John Ellis, Paul Farley, Karoline Hjorth, Derek Horton, Riitta Ikonen, Russell Mills, Kate Morrell, Eileen Ramsay, Carole Romaya, David Toop, Ian Walton and Jon Wozencroft.
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Here is a little glimpse of Riitta and Karoline’s contribution to the show; from The Lumber Room: