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Matti Kalkamo

Tampere Art Museum, Tampere

  • 12.6.2021–5.9.2021

The theme of sculptor Matti Kalkamo’s sculptures and installations that combine different methods and materials is being human and the sore points of the world.


Kalkamo hopes that his art will challenge the viewer’s imagination, sense of humour or world view. The nature of the works varies from mischievous to serious:

“They are three-dimensional thoughts about being human. Instead of the already processed, I try to work on things that are slow – or even difficult – to digest. Alongside metals, bronze and aluminium I use abandoned, found or collected material. A new material in my works is advertising light technology (LED, aluminium, acrylic).

The starting point of my works is often a scenery inside the head. The materials and working methods of a work vary based on the idea. The material also often has a metaphorical function. At some stage of my work I let go of the “original idea" and let the materials lead and guide me. My artistic goal is to create strong works that feed the imagination. My themes are timeless, yet simultaneously anchored to the present day."

Matti Kalkamo (b. 1968, Tampere) studied at the Kankaanpää Art School in 1991–1994. He has made appearances both nationally and internationally.

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Tampere Art Museum
Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere

(03) 5656 6577

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

2021: 12 / 5 €

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 09:00-17:00
Wed 09:00-17:00
Thu 09:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Closed until 30.4.2021. Closed during exhibition changes.

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