Tommi Toija: Archeology of Emotions

ExhibitionDesign thinkingInterior
When Fri 06.09.2024 - Sun 15.09.2024
Where Helsingin Taidehalli, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, 00100, Helsinki
Accessible Yes

The accessible entrance is through the Kunsthalle’s backyard. Turn to the backyard at Ainonakatu 3 (by the entrance to the Finnjävel restaurant), and you will find the entrance and a doorbell at the far end. Please take the elevator up to the second-floor galleries, which are completely accessible. Assistance dogs are most welcome. Unfortunately neither the lobby nor Kioski shop are fully accessible. Please consult our friendly staff.

Language Finnish / Swedish / English

Tommi Toija is one of the best known sculptors in Finland. Toija’s works can be seen in the streetscapes of Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari district, for example, as well as in Porvoo and Kotka.

The exhibition takes a peek behind the curtains: Toija’s fascinating studio will be transplanted in its entirety to Kunsthalle Helsinki from the Lallukka Artists’ Home. The public will have a chance to encounter this multilayered cornucopia of artworks, tools, and inspiring objects. At times, the artist will also be present, allowing visitors to follow his studio work.

The exhibition will also feature newer sculptures, paintings, and drawings by Toija, without forgetting past creations. Plenty of clever humour is to be expected, as well as darker shades brought by the artist into his works.