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The prize exhibition of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland opens at EMMA

Media release.
Published: 21-Oct-2014 02:03 pm
Publisher: EMMA - Espoon modernin taiteen museo

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art opens the exhibition of Tuomas A. Laitinen the 22nd of October 2014.

Tuomas A. Laitinen is the first recipient of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland’s new prize, awarded for the first time in 2013. The exhibition and the accompanying publication are both part of the prize.


The first Finnish Arts’ Academy (Suomen Taideakatemian Säätiö) prize has been awarded to the visual artist Tuomas A. Laitinen (b. 1976), whose wide-ranging installations combine sound, light and the moving image. As part of his prize, Laitinen is holding an exhibition, Fundamental Matter, which explores topical global issues, at EMMA.


The main work in the exhibition will be the four-channel video installation Conductor, which centres on the changes made to the human-made environment, as seen through the circulation of physical matter. The exhibition Fundamental Matter consists of both one-channel video works and spatial installations. All five works being shown are new, and have been made specifically for the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Pilvi Kalhama, Director of EMMA.


Tuomas A. Laitinen graduated from the Department of Time & Space at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in 2008. He has recently worked in the USA, Germany, Estonia and elsewhere. Most of his projects of recent years have been carried out in China. Laitinen’s works have also been shown in Finland, Australia, Japan and Turkey.


Sound installation Sweet Spot of No Escape descripes the difficulty to escape from adverticements and information flood, using also performative means. The performance part of Sweet Spot of No Escape can be seen every Saturday between 13-14 during the exhibition time. The exhibition also includes two open events, a panel discussion in Finnish and an artist talk in English.


Tuomas A. Laitinen CV and bio:


Tuomas A. Latinen / Vimeo:


Further information:

Pilvi Kalhama, Museum Director, EMMA.
pilvi.kalhama@emma.museum, p. +358 40 533 4070

Press material: http://kuvat.emma.museum/kuvat/Lehdistokuvat-Press/Tuomas+A.+Laitinen/
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