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Alma Heikkilä's exhibition opens at EMMA's Areena

Media release.
Published: 13-Oct-2015 03:04 pm
Publisher: EMMA - Espoon modernin taiteen museo


EMMA – Espoo museum of modern art opens exhibition at it’s exhibition space Areena on 14 October: Alma Heikkilä, cohesion, hydrocarbons, aspen, search engine, language and the others: Things that are massively distributed in time and space

Exhibition is the third and last exhibition in the series N=000˚, organised in cooperation with the Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation that supports artists from the North.

Artist Alma Heikkilä (b. 1984) lives and works in Hyrynsalmi and Helsinki. She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. In her work, Heikkilä challenges our view of the material world, other species as well as science and prevailing ideas about the world and humanity.

The audience in EMMA Areena will be part of Heikkilä’s work, moving inside or around the piece without ever attaining a simultaneous view of the whole. The hanging of the work requires viewers to observe large surfaces close up, which allows it to address phenomena which are by their size, speed or distance incommensurate with human perception or understanding, such as the biosphere, climate change, or world order based on oil. The title of the exhibition is a reference to Timothy Morton’s book Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World.


More about the exhibition: http://www.emma.museum/en/areena_heikkila


EMMA’s exhibition space, Areena, is intended as a permanent showroom for experimental, spatially bound, cross-disciplinary and process-form art, as well as for various cooperation projects and interventions. Areena offers EMMA an opportunity to expand the museum’s cooperation with active Finnish and international artists, both young and established names, and with various foundations and other organisations.


Further information:


Pilvi Kalhama, Museum Director, EMMA.

pilvi.kalhama@emma.museum, p. 040 533 4070

Katariina Lipsanen, Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation

karihuhtamon@taidesaatio.com p. 040 562 5231


Press material: http://kuvat.emma.museum/kuvat/Lehdistokuvat-Press/Areena/Alma+Heikkilä/

Keyword: emmamuseum

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the most important art museums in Finland. EMMA’s exhibition rooms are divided between a presentation of the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection and changing exhibitions. Through its collection and exhibition activities, EMMA profiles itself as a museum of domestic and international modernism, contemporary art, and design. EMMA is located in the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Tapiola, Espoo.


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