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Found in translation

Exchange and collaboration project between two artist-run spaces, 2015

Participating galleries: Scotty Enterprises, Berlin and Galleria Huuto, Helsinki

 

Found in translation press images, credits: Bettina Weiß, Juliane Zelwies / Scotty Enterprises

 

Participating artists

Charlotte Bastian, Kiki Gebauer, Simone Häckel, Julia Krewani, Christine Niehoff, Claudia Schoemig, Karin Schroeder, Annette Sonnewend, Linda Weiss, Bettina Weiß, Juliane Zelwies

and

Mikko Kallio, Kasper Muttonen, Kaarina Ormio, Paula Puoskari, Satu Rautiainen, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Miia Rinne, Maiju Salmenkivi, Eero Tiittula, Aleksi Tolonen, Marja Viitahuhta

 

About the project

Each participating artist committed a documentation of one of their artworks to the project. These were handed out to the artists of the other gallery. Then, each artist construced a work as a reference to the work of one of the artists from the other gallery. Thus, on exhibit were the works resulting from this process of translating, interpereting and being inspired by the given images.

The title of the project Found in Translation is a reference to the idiom ”lost in Translation”. By replacing the word “lost” with “found” we wished to embrace the idea of interacting with the unknown, of openness and sharing as well as the beauty of surprise.

Initiators: Marja Viitahuhta, Julia Krewani and Bettina Weiß

 

Websites about the exhibitions

Found in Translation, Part 1: Scotty Enterprises members in Galleria Huuto

in here: Scotty in Huuto 1

and in here: Scotty in Huuto 2

 

Found in Translation, Part 2: Galleria Huuto members in Scotty Enterprises

in here: Huuto in Scotty 1

and in here: Huuto in Scotty 2

 

 

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Tricycle

A collaboration and exchange project between 3 artist-run nordic galleries, 2014-2015

Website: tricycleblog

 

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Meanwhile elsewhere, a group exhibition by Pasi Autio, Marjo Levlin, Marja Viitahuhta, Annu Wilenius and Charlotta Östlund at Gallery Kunstschlager, Reykjavik, 2014. Documentation photo by Pasi Autio.

 

 

Participating galleries

Gallery Kunstschlager (Reykjavik), Studio 44 (Stockholm) and Galleria Huuto (Helsinki)

 

Participating artists

Anna Stina Erlandsson, Christina Göthesson, Joel Hurlburt, Susanne Högdahl Holm, Ola Nilsson

Baldvin Einarsson, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Helga Páley Friðjþjófsdóttir, Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir, Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir, Sindri Leifsson, Sigmann Þórðarson, Þorgerður Þórhallsdóttir, Helgi Pórsson, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Þórdís Erla Zoega

Pasi Autio, Marjo Levlin, Marja Viitahuhta,  Annu Wilenius, Charlotta Östlund

 

About the project

Tricycle was a project in which three scandinavian galleries realized exhibitions in each other’s venues. All in all five separate group exhibitions were organized and in addition open talks were held in relation to the exhibitions.

The project was initiated by the participating artists from Galleria Huuto and funded by the Nordic Culture Fund.
 
 
 
 

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Cunning image

A screening with experimental film and video, 2013
Curated together with Anni Venäläinen

 

 

About the project

Exhibited at Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari Pikkujätkä and Artova Film Festival / AFF LABO

Cunning image aka Viekas Kuva is a screening presenting contemporary finnish experimental film and video. The works in the screening share a perspective of pensiveness and conceptuality. They investigate the borderlines in visual observations and cognition, as well as the borderline between still and moving image. They study the difference and connections between text and image. They invite the audience to be seducted by the sensuality and beauty of images. The absurdity and uncontrollability of dreams and delirium, the unstability of memories and the fragility of melancholia are allured into the open via subtle cinematic means.

 

Participating artists and their works

Anssi Pulkkinen: The Sea (Three Borders), 2012, 4’22″
Jan Ijäs: Two Islands, 2013, 5’51’’
Sini Pelkki: Embarkation, 2012, 7’10”
Essi Kausalainen: Orchard, 2013, 1’50’’
Pasi Autio: Vieras askel (An Unusual Step), 2013, 7’41’’
Ewa Gorzna: Balancing forces, 2013, 9’06’’
Marja Viitahuhta: I don´t Remember This, 2012, 11’20″
Pasi Autio: Soft Heavenly Body, 2012, 2’36″
Eliisa Suvanto: Frozen embryo, 2011, 2’19’’
Tuukka Haapakorpi: Kuningattaren kuolema, 2011, 10’15″
Jan Ijäs: Solitude in the Year Zero, 2012, 3’36″
Mikko Kuorinki & Alexandr Skarlinski: Forever in a Circle, 2012, 2’32’’
Miia Rinne: Sea, 2012 –, 5’43’’
Thank you: AV-arkki

 
 
 
 

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Huuto Alphabet

Group exhibition and website, 2013

29 works from 29 artists, varied media, maximum dimensions 30 x 30 cm

Supermarket Alternative Art Fair, Stockholm and Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

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Participating artists

Kaisa Eriksson, Erika Erre, Kaisaleena Halinen, Terhi Heino, Anja Helminen, Vesa Hjort, Beata Joutsen,
Sampo Malin, Tiia Matikainen, Pasi Mälkiä, Antti Oikarinen, Pilvi Ojala, Essi Ojanperä, Reija Palo-Oja, Laura Pohjonen, Satu Rautiainen, Miia Rinne, Maiju Salmenkivi, Katariina Salmijärvi, Hans-Peter Schütt, Elina Strandberg, Minna Suoniemi, Linda Söderholm, Aleksi Tolonen, Kalle Turakka-Purhonen, Ilona Valkonen, Milja Viita, Marja Viitahuhta, Heli Änkö, Charlotta Östlund

About the project

There are 29 letters in the Finnish Alphabet.

Huuto Alphabet is a collection of artworks and a group show from 29 artists, all members of the artist-run-space Galleria Huuto, based in Helsinki. The works are set in alphabetical order according to their titles, thus together they form a kind of alphabet with varied media.

The media and style the artists used was volitional. The only limitation was the size: the works should not be larger than 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm. Thus Huuto Alphabet represents the variety of contemporary art media: photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, text, video. Some of the works were made especially for this series, whereas some of the artists suggested already completed works.

Website design: Azar Saiyar and Joonas Kiviharju

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Drifting times

Two screenings of experimental short films from Finland, 2010
Curated by Marja Viitahuhta for Stuttgarter Filmwinter

 

rondo film still 02

Rondo (2006), film caption

 

About the screenings

In 2010 I was asked to present a screening with my works in Stuttgarter Filmwinter film festival. Instead of just showing my own works I wanted to show works by my friends and collegues, whose works share qualities with my own films. Thus I curated this combination of finnish short films that utilize voice-over, 8 mm film and archive footage, collage techniques, experimental editing and storytelling and told with an intimate and personal tone.

 

Programme

Marja Viitahuhta: 99 Years of my Life (2003)
Marja Viitahuhta: Rondo (2006)
Sini Liimatainen: Cold Feet (2002)
Joonas Kiviharju: What Might Come (2004)

Selma Vilhunen: A day with dad (1999)
Elina Talvensaari: Palm Tree (2008)
Oliwia Tonteri: Lilli (2007)
Azar Saiyar: Helsinki-Tehran (2009)

 

More about the screenings, programme and films in Stuttgarter Filmwinter’s website