Otto Mäkilä, Omakuva, 1929. Öljy kankaalle 65 x 54,5 cm. Turun Taidemuseon Ystävien kokoelma, Turun taidemuseo. Kuva: Vesa Aaltonen
Outi Heiskanen, Omakuva, 1976. Ruskealiitu ja akvarelli 42 x 29,5 cm. Turun taidemuseo. Kuva: Kari Lehtinen
Rauha Mäkilä, Gerli, 2013. Kuva: Ville Löppönen
Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Omakuva, n. 1899. Öljy kankaalle 47 x 37 cm. Turun Taidemuseon Ystävien kokoelma, Turun taidemuseo. Kuva: Kari Lehtinen
Paavo Tolonen, Omakuva eli maalaus kehitysalueelta, 1970. Aineen Kuvataidesäätiö, Aineen taidemuseo, Tornio.
Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, Omakuva, 2010. Amos Andersonin taidemuseo. Kuva: Kari Siltala / AAM

Me: Self-Portraits Through Time

27.5.–6.8.2017

How do you see yourself? How would you like others to see you? The self-portraits of artists offer glimpses into the innermost side of their makers. The works show artists who are noble and proud, but also plenty of humour and self-irony.

Kunsthalle Helsinki’s summertime exhibition shows nearly 200 self-portraits from the end of the 19th century until present day. Among these, there are realistic replicas, eyes peeking from the corner of a mirror, and grotesque role play.

Like the selfies of our time, artist self-portraits have always served the purpose of self-optimisation: many self-portraits look back at us as an embodiment of the mythical artist, as a rare breed above the everyday. Others show an artist with less idealism, with even a gritty intimacy.

The exhibition includes paintings, photography, video, and sculpture works from numerous Finnish artists, e.g. Ellen ThesleffTyko SallinenSulho SipiläOtto MäkiläRauha Mäkilä, Stiina SaaristoPauliina Turakka Purhonen, Iiu Susiraja and Esko Männikkö.

Tue, Thu, Fri 11–18

Wed 11–20

Sat-Sun 11–17

Mon closed

 

€12 / €8

Under 18s – no charge

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Kunsthalle Helsinki

Nervanderinkatu 3

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Tue, Thu, Fri 11–18

Wed 11–20

Sat-Sun 11–17

Mon closed

 

€12 / €8

Under 18s – no charge

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