Kaarina Kaikkonen: Whereabouts

Kaarina Kaikkonen: Whereabouts

lumikki / snow white by kaarina kaikkonen

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Lumikki / Snow White, 2014

olotiloja / whereabouts by kaarina kaikkonen

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Olotiloja / Whereabouts, 2014

toivo / hope by kaarina kaikkonen

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Toivo / Hope, 2014

älä jätä minua / don't leave me by kaarina kaikkonen

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Älä jätä minua / Don't leave me, 2013

koivuna katsoin korkealle / as a birch i saw far by kaarina kaikkonen

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Koivuna katsoin korkealle / As a Birch I Saw Far, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lönnrotinkatu 5
Helsinki, Finland

Kaarina Kaikkonen: Whereabouts

Welcome to the opening reception
in the presence of the artists,
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5-7 pm.


The exhibition of Kaarina Kaikkonen’s (b. 1952) sculptures and installations, which occupy Galerie Forsblom’s grand gallery, celebrate the artist’s three-decade career. In her new works, Kaikkonen again ponders the aspects of the human condition: life’s painful sides, but hope and growth as well. As is characteristic of Kaikkonen, the whole life cycle is discernible within the details of the works.

In Kaarina Kaikkonen’s works, one can find references to current themes of humanity’s place in their own time. Old clothes contain the former user's presence, which wraps around Kaikkonen’s story and places the viewer before something new and unknown, but at the same time exceedingly familiar and intimate.