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Tapio Wirkkala – Form

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo

  • 5.10.2022–6.10.2024

Form is an exhibition showcasing Tapio Wirkkala’s sculptures and the sculptural character of his designs.


The same forms recur frequently in the sculptures and objects featured in the exhibition. Wirkkala adapted his approach to the object’s scale, material and function, but the enduring feature of his design vocabulary was its ongoing exploration of form and sense of movement. He often drew inspiration from the organic world, but instead of mimicking it, he was intrigued by nature’s constant state of fleeting change.

Wirkkala was an artist of exceptional breadth whose oeuvre embraced a variety of objects, graphic and industrial design, exhibition architecture, buildings, sculptures and environmental art. He was among the first Finnish artists to make fully abstract sculpture. He respected his materials, showing a deep understanding of their character and an immaculate command of technique.

The exhibition is curated by Juhani Pallasmaa, Wirkkala’s close friend and collaborator. Pallasmaa´s curatorial selections explore the sculptural character of Wirkkala´s works from nine perspectives.

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EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo

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EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo


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