In Spring 2019, the Kirpilä Art Collection will exhibit its second contemporary art show ‘Waiting for the hidden gardens to draw us — closer’. Curated by Nayab Ikram and Ramina Habibollah, the exhibition navigates through the questions of multiple interpretations of home.

In the exhibition, contemporary artworks are intertwined with the home and the art collection of Juhani Kirpilä, with its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The invited artists Ana Gutieszca, Anna Ting Möller, Alejandro Montero Bravo, and Polat Ghasemloo have worked to reimagine home through feelings and memory.

In their curatorial practice, Ikram ja Habibollah aim to create dialogues between Finnish and other Nordic art scenes by working with artists from the Nordic countries. At the same time, they challenge the normative practises of the Finnish art scene by arranging art shows where poc artists are both in the centre of focus and in charge for the execution of the exhibitions.

The arranging of contemporary art shows began in the Kirpilä Art Collection in 2017, when the international group exhibition ‘Tables scenes’, curated by Jenna Sutela, was opened.

‘Waiting for the hidden gardens to draw us — closer’ , in the Kirpilä Art Collection from April 7 until August 21, 2019. The exhibition is open on Wednesdays from 2PM to 6PM, on Sundays from 12noon to 4PM, and at other times for groups by appointment. Free guided tours to the exhibition will be held in Finnish, Swedish, and English (timetables to be announced in the programme).

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