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Heli Ryhnen - Cold Soil

Tampere Art Museum, Tampere

  • 2.10.2021–31.1.2022

Visual artist Heli Ryhnen (b. 1971, Iisalmi) from Tampere is one of the most famous contemporary Finnish sculptors.


Cold Soil presents mainly Heli Ryhnen's works from the past few years, spatial works and sculptures. These include two installations finished in 2020 that deal with the theme of refugee displacement: Domux Lux, which refers to the light and memories of and longing for lost homes, and Kylm maa (Cold Ground), which depicts pairs of feet wandering onward, standing still and fallen down.

Throughout her career, Heli Ryhnen has boldly utilized and combined different materials in her sculptures, such as ceramics, metal, plastic, bronze, fiberglass and paper. She is known particularly for her textile sculptures sewn from recycled and artificial leather, fabric and gauze that depict warty human and animal characters reflecting on the great questions, emotions and phases of life. Ryhnens art deals with themes such as birth and death, good and evil, innocence and sanctity. The mysterious and unexplainable feel also speaks to the viewer and evokes associations, emotions and memories. Heli Ryhnen is also known for her numerous public sculptures located in various parts of Finland.

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Tampere Art Museum
Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere

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