18.5. - 4.9.2011
The summer exhibition of the Sara Hildén Art Museum presented treasures of modernism from the collection of the Sara Hildén Foundation. Beside classics, the exhibition included new acquisitions from the fields of both Finnish and international contemporary art.
Essential foreign modernist and contemporary works of art from the collection were displayed on the upper floor of the Museum. In the beginning, the viewer was seized by a large sculpture, Reclining Mother and Child, by the famous British sculptor Henry Moore. Also displayed were works by the precursor of Finnish modernism, Helene Schjerfbeck, for example her Picture of a dress of a baker’s daughter, as well as the ecstatic painting Religious Fanatics by Tyko Sallinen. The most popular works in the Museum collection, classics of modern art – Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Giorgio Morandi, Pierre Bonnard, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Kurt Schwitters, Nicolas de Stäel and Giorgio de Chirico – were also found on the upper floor.
New acquisitions chosen for the exhibition were Teemu Mäki’s painting of African women, Voodoo Women, Ilkka Vääti’s painting Solomon´s Temple,, Jarmo Mäkilä’s story of growing up, Lord of the Flies, Teemu Saukkonen’s boisterous work I´m Learning (Fuck You), and Antti Tanttu’s unique woodcuts Willigness and Bystander. From the late winter 2011 exhibition of the popular Indian contemporary artist Subodh Gupta, a white marble barrel called Subject Object was acquired for the collection of the Sara Hildén Foundation. The sculpture was on display during the summer.