Events in nature | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest museums in Finland.

Events in nature

26.04.2013 to 22.03.2015
Eggert Pétursson, Untitled (Nordurland Tröllaskagi), 2011, oil paint on canvas, 180x260cm. The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection. Photo: Ari Karttunen/EMMA
Cavén, Kari: Waterfall rainbow, 2003. The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.  Photo Ari Karttunen/EMMA.
Mimmo Paladino, Cavallo (Horse), 2005, bronze, 215x198 x78cm. The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.Photo: Ari Karttunen/EMMA
Kimmo Kaivanto, Ikaros, 1972, gouache, pencil and crayon on cardboad, 36.2x42 x0.2 cm. The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.Photo: Matti Ruotsalainen
Markus Konttinen, Warm Rocks, 2011, oil paint on canvas, 300x200x3.2cm, The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection. Photo: Ari Karttunen/EMMA
Brotherus, Elina: The Black Bay Sequence 2010, HD video (Apple ProRes 422), 16:9, silent. 60 min 12 sec, The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.
Paavo Halonen, Dream rower, 2010, whooper swan feathers, painted wood, 230cm, The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection. Photo: Ari Karttunen/EMMA

The landscapes of contemporary art may owe a debt to the traditional way of depicting nature and the landscape, but most typically, they are something completely different. They ask questions about changes in the environment, time and movement, and call into question our relationship with nature. Are we a part of creation or are we exploiters of nature? The landscapes of contemporary art may faithfully reproduce the visible reality or show us things that cannot be touched: air, wind, water vapour, light, sound, electricity. Or they may reflect emotional states or mindscapes. The exhibition assembled of works in the Saastamoinen Foundation's art collection looks at these themes from different perspectives. Most of the works on display were created since 2000.