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EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT
Site-specific art exhibition under the ground, Helsinki
9.1.-27.1.2019
"EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT is an art exhibition where I asked the artists for works that they felt deal with humanity and being a human. The idea was to build a site-specific exhibition into the 1m x 1m cubicles that take up two corridors in the underground shelter - each work has their own space. The works are sculptures, installations, paintings, sound art, and videos. All of them address the theme in their own curious way, lurking behind the closed doors of their small cubicles in the underground heart of the air-raid shelter. I see the works as breathing, golden lumps that sparkle in the dimly lit, dusty corridors of our brains. They mirror the core of what being a human in this world right now is. They lay down there, quietly waiting, hidden deep inside, sheltered - but very vibrant, poignant and alive." Sofi Häkkinen, 2.1.2019
The exhibition was curated by Sofi Häkkinen, visual artist and co-director of Recover Laboratory. A part of the exhibition was shown during the group's immersive performance "Underneath" in the fall-winter of 2018 in the air-raid shelter. This is the first art exhibition that Recover Laboratory has hosted.
ARTISTS
Hinni Huttunen
Aino Autere
Anssi 8000
Hanna Vihriälä
Jesse Avdeikov
Anna Pesonen
Sandra Schneider
Liisa Tarleena Öhman
Pekka Jylhä
Tuomas Lehtomaa
Johanna Naukkarinen
Anna Björklund
Eeva Lietonen
Joni Kärkkäinen
Jere Kilpinen
Teemu Keisteri
Leda Vaneva
Thank you for your collaboration / Kiitos yhteistyöstä: Helsingin kaupungin pelastuslaitos, Sokanen Oy, Sirkusinfo / Nuora Mentors & Kulttuurisoppa