Puusta puuhun (“From Tree to Tree”) is a group show of fourteen illustrators, which will open at Galleria Kuvitus in late winter. The idea for the exhibition came from illustrator Aiju Salminen, and it will showcase the works of Maria Björklund, Terhi Ekebom, Jussi Karjalainen, Piia Keto, Janne Korsumäki, Pauliina Mäkelä, Kati Närhi, Tuomo Parikka, Ossi Pirkonen, Kati Rapia, Joonas Rinta-Kanto, Ville Salervo, Maria Sann and Salminen herself. The exhibition is curated by Veera Pekkinen.
The exhibition will feature 14 different interpretations of the tree motif. “I make art as a reaction to the world”, says Aiju Salminen (HS 18.11.2019). In her opinion, we should talk about climate change without pointing fingers and as a natural part of all information sharing – after all, illustrators also create their works on paper made from felled trees. The group exhibition does not focus only on displaying the works, but it is a sales exhibition whose full proceeds will go to Ilmastometsä ry (Climate Forest). The exhibition therefore allows the artists to compensate for the carbon footprint of their works.
Aiju Salminen shares her thoughts about the new exhibition on Galleria Kuvitus Podcast. Episode #15. Duration 24 min. Language: Finnish.
Photography: Ilkka Vuorinen