Artist talk 27.1, at 15–16 : Paul Osipow

Sunday 27th January, at 15–16

Welcome to the artist talk, where Paul Osipow discusses his work with curator Kari Kenetti (in Finnish).

The comprehensive retrospective featuring a leading name in Finnish art, Paul Osipow presents geometrical and free-form abstract paintings alongside figurative works such as his Classical ruins and still life compositions with food, as well as previously unseen abstract paintings, from the 1960s to the present day. Produced by the Finnish Art Society and curated by gallerist Kari Kenetti, the exhibition provides an enlightening overview of the many stages of his creative evolution.

Language: Finnish
Included in the admission fee: 12 € / 8 € / Museum Card / Finnish Art Society members €5 / Under 18 years – free admission

Baby Mondays 28.1. and 11.2.

Monday 28.1. at 13–15
Monday 11.2. at 13–15

The Kunsthalle’s Baby Monday’s dig deep in Paul Osipow’s exhibition through guided tours led by Art Educaters Liini Laes and Iisa Juva. All children under the age of one along with their parents are welcome. The guided tour advances gently taking in to account babies’ ability to percept images. You can bring your baby on the guided tour in your arms, in a pram or in a sling. There are sofas to rest on, or feed your child if need be.

After the guided tour all babies are welcome to participate in a colour play session. The guided tour takes around 30–40 minutes.

Liini Laes is an art educater, producer and colour bathing leader at LAKU (Lastenkulttuurituottamo). Laes works as a teacher, guide, and workshop leader within visual arts and art education. She prefers contrasts, surprises and soap bubbles.

Iisa Juva is a pedagog, teacher and writer. She works as a leader for visual arts courses for children, produces events and intents to write a book Juva enjoys playing with colours and she is often elbow-deep in clay.

January hours

Alice, Neeme & Jass

Sat 5.1. open 11-22 (LUX 17-22)
Sun 6.1. open 11-22 (LUX 17-22)
Mon 7.1. open11-22 (LUX 17-22)
Tue 8.1. open11-22 (LUX 17-22)
Wed 9.1. open11-22 (LUX 17-22)
Thu 10.1. extended hours during the last week of the exhibition, 11-20
Fri 11.1. extended hours during the last week of the exhibition, 11-20
Sat 12.1. extended hours during the last week of the exhibition, 11-20
Sun 13.1. extended hours during the last week of the exhibition, klo 11-20

Guided tours

Guided English tours to the Alice, Neeme & Jass exhibition:

Sun 15.00
Wed 9.1. at 18.00

The guided tour lasts for 45 minutes and is included in the admission.



The Finnish Art Society brings Paul Osipow and Anu Tuominen to Kunsthalle Helsinki

Every year the Finnish Art Society hosts a major exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki highlighting the work of a prominent Finnish artist. Next year sees the opening of a major retrospective featuring the work of Paul Osipow, followed by Anu Tuominen in the upcoming 2020 exhibition.


Paul Osipow: 26.1.–24.3.2019
The Paul Osipow (b. 1939) retrospective presents an impressive cross-section of works by one of Finland’s leading painters. Osipow’s early travels in Europe and the United States have had a lasting impact on his art, and throughout his career he has drawn inspiration from various periods in art history, ranging from modernism all the way back to Classical Antiquity. The Kunsthalle retrospective features Osipow’s geometrical and free-form abstract paintings as well as his still life compositions, female figures and other figurative classic motifs spanning from the 1960s to the present day.


Osipow graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1962. Since the 1960s, he has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. He has also made a significant contribution as an educator at various art institutes. During his 60-year career, Osipow has won numerous awards including the Finnish Art Society’s Ducat Prize in 1966, a 15-year art grant from the Finish State in 1985, and the Prince Eugen medal in 1989. The exhibition is produced by the Finnish Art Society and curated by Kari Kenetti.


Anu Tuominen: 2020
The upcoming Anu Tuominen (b. 1961) exhibition will feature a pick of her popular classics alongside a selection of newer works. Tuominen is known as one of Finland’s leading conceptual artists and as an artist who resurrects discarded items salvaged from flea markets. She plays with the colours and shapes of familiar everyday objects such as potholders, buttons and coloured pencils, combining them cleverly with words and ideas.

Anu Tuominen graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. She is the winner of the 2003 Ars Fennica prize and she has exhibited extensively both in Finland and abroad.

Life drawing sessions

The Finnish Art Society organises open life drawing sessions in the Kunsthalle Helsinki on Tuesdays from 18:15 to 20:00 hours, exhibition programme permitting. The admission fee is €8, for the members of the Finnish Art Society €7. Bring your own drawing materials.

Upcoming croquis-nights:

August: 21.8., 28.8.
September: 11.9., 18.9., 25.9.
October: 2.10., 9.10., 16.10., 23.10., 30.10.
November: 6.11., 13.11.

Please note that the Society reserves the right to change these dates.

Please note: no liquids (beverages or water for painting) are allowed in the exhibition galleries. Recommended drawing materials: pencil, charcoal, pastels etc. Eating is allowed only in the lobby. Each artist should take only one chair in order to have enough seats for everybody. Please take caution around the works of art!

Free admission on first Wednesday of the month 6-8 pm

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month, from 6 pm to 8 pm, when the exhibitions are open.

Kunsthalle Helsinki

Nervanderinkatu 3

Tickets +358 40 450 7211


Tue, Thu, Fri 11–18

Wed 11–20

Sat-Sun 11–17

Mon closed



€12 / €8

Under 18s – no charge

Museum Card