Monday, 29 October 2012

boutique - the exhibition

The second art project, I would like to introduce to you is a great exhibition here in Helsinki's Amos Anderson Museum called "Boutique". You still have couple of days left to watch it! It is an exhibition combining fashion, art, dance and music.


   
Rauha Mäkilä & Jualiana Harki
Rauha Mäkilä & Jualiana Harki



The museum facilities were transformed into an area containing a shop-in-shop idea created by the architects Jaakko Pesonen and Klaus Aalto, which gave artists and designers the space to present their collaborative works they created as a team. 
Also the exhibition's logos are a work of collaboration, based on photographs prepared by artist Rauha Mäkilä and photographer Jualiana Harki.


Tero Puha & Teemu Muurimäki
The first work while entering the exhibition, is a piece by artist Tero Puha and fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki which revolves around a luxurious perfume called Body Beautiful. In their work, the pair examines branding and how a product can be formed into a desirable product using visual methods.


        
Katja Tukiainen & Samu-Jussi Koski
Katja Tukiainen & Samu-Jussi Koski























Artist Katja Tukiainen and fashion designer Samu-Jussi Koski have created an installation named "Tyttöevakot". Tukiainen has designed a composition of girl statues, for which Samu-Jussi Koski has designing a Karelian-influenced clothing range. Their work tells a story both charming and political, in which the good triumphs over the evil.


Paola Suhonen & Mikko Ijäs
While exploring the work of fashion designer Paola Suhonen and artist Mikko Ijäs, one dives into a labyrinth of rooms. Each room has a different atmosphere based on the short films by Paola Suhonen, onto which Ijäs has painted his own paintings using iPhone technology. 
Paola Suhonen & Mikko Ijäs
The performance installation 15% by clothes designer Timo Rissanen and space designer Salla Salin comments on the side of the clothing industry which remains unseen by the consumer. The work poses questions on the true price of the global market economy by forming a production line in the museum producing "cheap" white T-shirts.
       
Jani Leinonen & Minna Parikka
Jani Leinonen & Minna Parikka























The work by artist Jani Leinonen and shoe designer Minna Parikka emphasises the link between fashion and art in the form of a surreal spatial piece. They have created a three-room space installation presenting Leinonen's wallpapers, which draws on influences from pop art and comics. Minna Parikka has designed special shoes with the same wallpaper which are presented in the room and melt together with the surrounding!
Heidi Lunabba & Nutty Tarts
Artist Heidi Lunabba and artistic duo Nutty Tarts (a.k.a Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri) have produced a collaborative art project named Cultural Dresscode. Their aim is to investigate the ways in which different groups distinguish themselves and build their own identity through style and dress. The group of artists has invited people to participate in the work and share what kind of group they feel they belong to and how they express their social place in their look. The answers are presented in changing room like constructions telling the story of different people using photographs and video.


          
Heidi Lunabba & Nutty Tarts
Heidi Lunabba & Nutty Tarts























Choreographer Anna Mustonen, clothes designer and photographer Jasmin Mishima and Federico Cabrera (Gilles et Dada), video artist Timo Wright, sound designer Heidi Lind and dancers Saara Töyrylä and Masi Tiitta combine dance, fashion and sound design as well as video art to examines how clothing shapes us, how we move and our identity.
The exhibition is still running until l November 12th!

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