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Real or not?

Salo Art Museum Veturitalli (Roundhouse), Salo

  • 15.5.2021–5.9.2021

At the origins of artwork


This exhibition explores the multifaceted works of art situated between original artworks and forgeries, such as copies, pastiches, reproductions and replicas. Consisting of a rich compilation of both older and contemporary art, this exhibition raises questions on what the originality of an artwork essentially means, and how important it is. In addition, the exhibition offers new and interesting visual perspectives into Finnish art history.
Not all copies are forgeries, and imitation is not always an act of copying. The history of Western art is inundated with artworks which have been copied in artistic education. In addition to making copies as part of their training, artists have copied their own work, repeating the same characters, details or entire subjects in their work. Artists have always been influenced by each other. They have borrowed subjects, studied them from new perspectives, and transferred them to the current day. Artists retell the stories of Kalevala, or take a stand on politics or society in other words, they add a new dimension to their subject matter.
Art does not emerge from a vacuum: it is always based on tradition in some way or another. It is not unusual or illegal to copy or imitate, as long as it is not done for fraudulent purposes. Copies, replicas, reproductions and pastiches are not forgeries, but it is always worthwhile thinking about what separates an original from a copy real or not?

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Museum contact details

Salo Art Museum Veturitalli (Roundhouse)
Mariankatu 14, 24240 Salo

(02) 778 4892

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Salo Art Museum Veturitalli (Roundhouse), Mariankatu 14, 24240 Salo


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Aikuinen 8 , elkelinen, opiskelija, varusmies ja tytn 5 . Alle 18-vuotiaan ilmaiseksi.

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

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