The summer exhibition of the Sara Hildén Art Museum dives into nature, the fountainhead of life. Natural phenomena are examined on a timeline composed of contemporary artworks. This timeline offers a medium to inspect the relationship between nature and man. The timeline also raises a question about the relation of the works and their spectators, as well as the dialogue between the different pieces.
The exhibited works – images created by artists from different periods and using various techniques – find a new meaning through the experience of viewing. The summertime exhibition of the Sara Hildén Art Museum aims to offer thoughts on nature through and alongside art. What do we see in nature? How do we experience nature? What meaning does nature have for us?
Alongside nature topics, many of the exhibited works this summer fit into the genre of landscape painting, bringing visibility to the relationship between humans and their surroundings. Landscape art allows us to examine changes in perceptions and mental images of the surrounding natural environment over time.
The exhibition is based on new acquisitions by the Sara Hildén Foundation from the last decade. The exhibition showcases works from nearly 30 artists, including Petri Ala-Maunus, Josef Albers, Tony Cragg, HC Berg, Erno Enkenberg, Andreas Eriksson, Jussi Heikkilä, Timo Heino, Heli Hiltunen, Veikko Hirvimäki, Antti Immonen, Janne Kaitala, Pasi Karjula, Markus Konttinen, Richard Long, Markus Lüpertz, Fabian Marcaccio, Jaakko Mattila, Marika Mäkelä, Leena Nio, Eggert Pétursson, Tamara Piilola, Kimmo Pyykkö, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Silja Rantanen, Osmo Rauhala, ROP (Tuomo Rosenlund and Pekko Orava), Jukka Rusanen, Kim Simonsson, Toni R. Toivonen and Petri Yrjölä.