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12.5.-20.5. Aleksi Marjamaa: Malttamattomat

Exhibition open: 12-18 (13-20.5)

Vernissage 12.5 17-20 Performance Mustikka, Puhdistamo 19.5 18-21

Malttamattomat is an exhibition that calls attention to experience and interaction. It is a collection of artworks that have been inspired by the island state of Malta. The work examines our relationship towards shared space, the dynamic between the locals and tourists visiting the island.

The temporal nature of one’s visit yearning a spectacle is counterbalanced by the time slowly disappearing into the mundanity of the work required by hospitality.

These two orientations towards a space form opposite ways to structure a meaningful moment. From this division the artworks find their form.

The colours used in the artworks are inspired by two earth pigments used decoratively for thousands of years, the ochre reds and yellows of iron oxide.

Red's connection to earth and blood, a symbol of the dualism of life and death. It takes as it’s backdrop the yellow, associated with heaven and light, which is seen as the substance of the eternal.


Aleksi Marjamaa (1994) is an artist based in Helsinki, in 2019 he graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie as bachelor of arts and design from Large Glass department.

Aleksi’s interest in the transience of everyday experience is the starting point for his artistic work.

His works use glass, oil painting and printmaking to illustrate the dismantling of vision and experience as a means of representation, seeking ways to create an "anthology of traces".

This process of curiosity and contemplation sows a surface for a dynamic association, that lives on until it is named.

His artworks have been previously presented in various group shows in Stedelijk Museum, Lette Glassmuseum, Bezalel Academy of arts and galleries Neverneverland and GASK in Netherlands.


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