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Kosti Koskinen – The Diary of a Man in the Street

Rauma Art Museum, Rauma

  • 1.6.2021–26.9.2021

The exhibition at Old Town Hall of Rauma Museum continues exhibition that was on display in spring 2021 at Rauma Art Museum.


The visual artist Kosti Koskinen, who is well known and dear to the residents of Rauma, was the first modernist of his hometown. He devoted his entire life to art, dreaming of worlds metropolises, but lived almost his entire life in Rauma. A multidisciplinary talent, who studied both visual arts and music, and also wrote fiction. Nevertheless, he published only one work in his lifetime, the horror anthology The Strange Honeymoon (WSOY, 1930).

Koskinen spent his last years in the municipal home of the city of Rauma. He took with him there thirteen boxes of papers, a few paintings and some clothes. This archive ended up to the Artist Association of Rauma, and is now stored in the Rauma Art Museum.

The exhibition is based on Kosti Koskinens artistic work, visual art and writings, as well as his personal archive. It presents the man behind his work, with all of the joys and sorrows, as well as a multi-skilled, immensely prolific and tireless artist, who never gave up. The young artists Taavi Heikkil, Ilona Niemi, Aleksi Syst and Jenni Yppril, who were invited to the exhibition, are in dialogue with Koskinens work. The text found in the archives, Kadunmiehen Pivkirja, is interpreted by artists, art influencers and actors from Rauma. The title of the exhibition is a quote from the title of this work.

In connection with the exhibition the second edition of The Strange Honeymoon short story collection will also be published. Responsible for this is the publishing house Helmivy, that introduces forgotten classics of Finnish literature to the public. The preface to the book is written by the non-fiction writer Juri Nummelin.

The exhibition is the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Rauma Art Museum and the Ars Rauma exhibition of The Artist Association of Rauma. Its curators are Heta Kaisto and Henna Paunu.

The exhibition at Old Town Hall of Rauma Museum continues exhibition that was on display in spring 2021 at Rauma Art Museum.

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-16:00
Sun 11:00-16:00

The Art Museum is closed during the change of exhibitions: 16.5.-11.6.2021, 27.9.-15.10.2021

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