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29. HARRI KIVIJÄRVI,
24 February - 2 June 1985
A retrospective exhibition of works by the sculptor Harry
Kivijärvi was held on the entire upper floor of the Sara Hildén
Art Museum in the spring of 1985.
>The exhibition included Kivijärvi's sculptures,
drawings, paintings, tapestries and large-scale photographs of works from 1947-85
The works for the exhibition were chosen and arranged
in chronological order so that the exhibition, in its entirety, would
give the viewer an opportunity to see the different stages and stylistic
development of Harry Kivijärvi's art; the viewer would also see the
interdependent relationship of painterliness and plasticity at different
times during the artist's development, and the influence of the materials
on the style of work that Kivijärvi produced.
Kivijärvi's paintings and drawings from 1947-55 were
included in the exhibition in order to shed light on the artist's early
development before he went to study from 1955-56 in Rome, where he took
up sculpture. Many works are shown from 1956-62, which were important
years from the point of view of the artist's development; these were mainly
small figurative sculptures cast in bronze or type metal. The exhibition
mainly consists of Kivijärvi's black, monumental granite sculptures.
Kivijärvi's most recent production of tapestries were also included.
There were also blow-ups of some large-scale public sculptures which could
not be borrowed for the exhibition.
1985, 40 pages
Sara Hildén Art Museum Publication 22 (Text in Finnish and
Price FIM 10
The exhibition was attended by 17,071 visitors.