Exhibition
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Collection Kakkonen

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo

  • 10.11.2022–

EMMA opens new space for the world-class collection of visionary collector Kysti Kakkonen, focusing on Finnish glass and ceramic design.

 

Collection Kakkonen will now feature in a display opening in November 2022 in a new space at WeeGee Exhibition Centre. The new exhibit is part of a long-term partnership agreement signed in 2020 by Kysti Kakkonen, Espoo Museum of Modern Art and the City of Espoo. Approximately 1,300 works from Collection Kakkonen have been deposited at EMMA, highlighting its core, which consists of Finnish ceramic and glass art.

Through artist introductions, six thematic groupings and changing displays, the exhibition shares many perspectives on the story of Finnish design. Showcasing both unique art objects and limited editions, it features gems of applied art alongside iconic design classics and contemporary pieces pushing the boundaries of design.

Glass and ceramics are made from natural raw materials. When cared for properly, they can last forever. Their enduring appeal rests upon a legacy of skills and knowledge passed down through generations. The visionary artists featured in this collection have been inspired and influenced by international trends, but their work is also informed by local traditions. The result is a unique creative fusion.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Kysti Kakkonen, EMMA and the City of Espoo and it has been curated by EMMA's curator Aura Vilkuna.

Collection Kakkonen exhibition features works by Alvar Aalto, Jasmin Anoschkin, Arttu Brummer, Rut Bryk, Alfred William Finch, Kaj Franck, Liisa Hallamaa, Annikki Hovisaari, Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg, Alma Jantunen, Birger Kaipiainen, Joonas Laakso, Tyra Lundgren, Aino Marsio-Aalto, Francesca Mascitti Lindh, Toini Muona, Gunnel Nyman, Aimo Okkolin, Johannes Rantasalo, Heini Riitahuhta, Kristina Riska, Yrj Rosola, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Antti Salmenlinna, Markku Salo, Timo Sarpaneva, Michael Schilkin, Aune Siimes, Kim Simonsson, Nanny Still, Gerda Thesleff, Raija Tuumi, Oiva Toikka, Kati Tuominen-Niittyl, Helena Tynell and Tapio Wirkkala.

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Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo

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Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-17:00
Wed 11:00-19:00
Thu 11:00-19:00
Fri 11:00-19:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00