SIC Summer Residency: Hermanni Saarinen
Hermanni Saarinen is the first resident of the SIC Summer Residency programme. He will be working at SIC during summer and exhibiting his works at SIC at the end of the residency period. The exhibition dates will be announced later.
For the upcoming exhibition in SIC, Hermanni Saarinen is making modular wooden sculptures. The modular parts of the sculptures are carved into three different shapes and sizes. These modular variables set the parametrics for the appearance of the sculptures.
A term to describe the logic of these sculptures can be taken from music: counterpoint. In the context of sculpture, counterpoint could mean a relation of a form to its counter form, and what kind of a harmony and composition they can create together.
Within a gallery space these sculptures are put together forming pipelines, rhythms of movements, currents and concentrations of energy.
Hermanni Saarinen on ensimmäinen SICin kesäresidenssitaiteilija. Hän työskentelee SICissä kesän ajan. Residenssijakson päätteeksi avautuu näyttely, jonka tarkat päivämäärät ilmoitetaan myöhemmin.
Hermanni Saarinen työskentelee tällä hetkellä modulaaristen puuveistosten parissa. Veistosten modulaariset osat on muotoiltu kolmella eri tavalla ja ne ovat kolmessa eri koossa. Nämä muuttujat asettavat parametrit veistosten olomuodoille.
Termi, jolla veistoksia voisi kuvailla, löytyy musiikin teoriasta: kontrapunkti. Veistoksen kontekstissa kontrapunkti voisi tarkoittaa muodon suhdetta sen vastamuotoon ja sitä mitä tapahtuu, kun nämä muodot yhdistetään ja asetetaan sommitelmaan.
Näyttelytilaan aseteltuina veistokset muodostavat putkistoja, liikkeen rytmejä, virtauksia ja energian keskittymiä.
SIC Spring 2023
SIC's programme for Spring 2023 is published. It includes group exhibitions Marmeladi / Marmalade and Energy Bodies (curated by Rosa de Graaf and Niina Tervo), a solo exhibition by Iiris Kaarlehto and Hermanni Saarinen's summer residency. Marmeladi / Marmalade is open 3.2. - 19.3. Other dates will be announced soon.
SIC moves to Malmi
SIC will open a new space located at Malmi Old Station, a historical landmark with good connections. First exhibition is opening on Fri 7.10.2022.
Thank you for 2019-2021 and see you soon!
SIC gallerian toiminta Purpuripolulla Helsingin Kannelmäessä on päätynyt Heinäkuussa 2021. Tällä hetkellä SICin työryhmä etsii toiminnalle sekä väliaikaisia että pysyviä uusia tiloja suunnitellun näyttelyohjelman toteutumiselle ja toiminnan uusille muodoille.
After two years at Purpuripolku in Kannelmäki district SIC gallery is moving. We are currently looking for new spaces for the scheduled exhibition programme and new forms of operation, both for temporary and permanent use. We will inform about the upcoming program and our future plans in detail later on.
Laura Wesamaa at HAM gallery
Laura Wesamaa´s solo show au hazard Pegaso at HAM Gallery is on view | 13.8.-26.8.2021
Laura Wesamaa at Titanik Gallery
Laura Wesamaa´s solo show misha,mise-en-scène at Titanik Gallery is on view | 10.1-2.2.2020
Bogna Wisniewska Titanik Gallery
Bogna Wisniewska’s solo shoe crushing on resting hard at Titanik Gallery is on view 8-24.11.2019
Bogna Wisniewska at 427gallery
Bogna Wisniewska´s solo show First thirst Flesh blush curated by Katie Lenanton at 427 Gallery in Riga, Latvia is on view | 8.-11.04.2019
Maija Luutonen at Titanik Gallery
Maija Luutonen´s solo show Warm Grey Light at Titanik Gallery is on view | 8.-30.12.2018
Sauli Sirviö at Vanhan Raatihuoneen galleria
Maija Luutonen at Kiasma
Maija Luutonen´s new work Patch is on view at Kiasma 9.2.–29.7.2018, at Studio K. Maija Luutonen is the first Kiasma Commission by Kordelin artist. Kiasma Commission by Kordelin is a new Finnish concept for promoting and producing contemporary art.
Laura Wesamaa at Titanik Gallery
Laura Wesama is participating in the Mustarinda group exhibition Works with me at Titanik Gallery, in Turku. The exhibition is on view 1.–30.12.2018
SIC is closed during July
We´re on summer holidays 3.7.–4.8.2017. Have a good summer and see you in August!
Laura Wesamaa at Taidekeskus Mältinranta
Laura Wesamaa´s solo exhibition is on view at Taidekeskus Mältinranta Studio 27.5.2017 – 13.6.2017.
Sauli Sirviö at MU
Sauli Sirviö is taking part in #Viralvandals exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, Netherlands 5.5.–2.6.2017.
SIC´s opening hours during the Easter weekend
14.4. Good Friday, CLOSED
15.4.–16.4. Easter Saturday and Sunday, 12–16
Konsta Ojala at Bomuldsfabriken
Konsta Ojala is participating in Nordiske Relasjoner exhibition at Bomuldsfabriken in Arendal, Norway. The exhibition is open 18.3.–30.4.2017.
Maija Luutonen at kim? Center for Contemporary Art
Maija Luutonen´s solo exhibition will be shown at kim? Center for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia March–May 2017
SIC is closed during the holiday season 19.12.2016–13.1.2017
SIC opens 2017 exhibition programme with Eeva-Leena Eklund´s solo show on the 13th of January. See you then! Meanwhile, we wish everyone a great holiday season.
Sauli Sirviö at Titanik Gallery
Sauli Sirviö's solo exhibition Step into the whole new realm at Titanik Gallery in Turku is open 1.–31.12.2016.
SIC is expanding!
We are opening a new space next to our gallery at L3 in Jätkäsaari on the 28th of October. The new space will be used for contemporary arts in all of its forms: exhibitions, events and happenings of performative arts and music etc. We aim to create a space that is open for discussion, experimentation, and life. The expansion is generously supported by Kone Foundation.
SIC at ArtHelsinki
SIC is participating in the Art Helsinki's Signature show with artist Maija Savolainen. Savolainen was part of the recent Basic Photography group exhibition at SIC gallery in spring 2016. Art Helsinki is held in Messukeskus Helsinki 7.–11.9.2016.
Maija Luutonen is participating in the
(In)visible Dreams and Streams-The Nordic-Baltic contemporary art group exhibition curated by Maija Rudovska. The exhibition is shown in Bergs Bazaar in Riga, Latvia 15.9–4.10.2016, Narva Art Residency, Estonia 15.10–20.11.2016 and Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania 3.12–8.12.2016.
Laura Wesamaa at Mustarinda House
Laura Wesamaa is participating in the Mustarinda: EARTHLINGS exhibition held at Mustarinda House in Hyrynsalmi 17.6.–7.8. The exhibition is the second part of the two-part exhibition. The artists of the exhibition are members of Mustarinda Association.
Sauli Sirviö at Pori Biennale
Sauli Sirviö takes part with Suomi kuvaa collective in the Pori Biennale's Saatanan kesänäyttely. The summer exhibition organised by Porin kulttuurisäätiö is open 9.–17.7.2016 at Generaattori Gallery.
We are on summer holidays
SIC will be closed 4.7.–5.8. Have a nice summer!
Sauli Sirviö at Galleria Civica di Modena
Sauli Sirviö is participating in the 1984. Evoluzione e Rigenerazione del writing exhibition. The exhibition investigates the phenomenon of urban art. The exhibition is open 23.6.–18.9. at Galleria Civica di Modena, Palazzina dei Giardini.
Opening hours during Midsummer week
During Midsummer week Fucked Up in a Bad Way exhibition will be open only on Thursday 23rd of June (14:00-18:00). SIC will be closed 24.–26.6.
Sauli Sirviö at HAM gallery
Bad Gateways exhibition by Johannes Rantapuska and Sauli Sirviö at HAM gallery in Helsinki 11.6. - 24.7.2016
Maija Luutonen at Sinne
Maija Luutonen is participating in The Pleasure Principle exhibition. The exhibition is open 3.6. - 31.7. at Sinne gallery in Helsinki, Finland.
Timo Vaittinen at Mänttä Art Festival
Timo Vaittinen is participating in XXI Mänttä Art Festival. The summer exhibition is open 12.6. – 31.8. in Mänttä, Finland.
Maija Luutonen at KRETS
Maija Luutonen’s solo exhibition Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey is open at KRETS in Malmö, Sweden 14.5. - 12.6. 2016.
Timo Vaittinen at The Window
Timo Vaittinen’s work is presented as a part of video programme selected by Hanna-Maria Anttila from AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, on May 3 - May 6 at The Window, Paris. The Window participates in Hors Pistes 2016 Festival organised by Centre Pompidou.
Laura Wesamaa at Sinne
Laura Wesamaa is participating in Mustarinda: EARTHLINGS exhibition. The exhibition’s artists are members of Mustarinda Association. The first part of the two-part exhibition is hosted by Sinne gallery on 29.4. - 22.5. in Helsinki, Finland.
Timo Vaittinen at Helsinki Contemporary
Timo Vaittinen is participating in Field trip exhibition presenting five painters who all studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in the early 2000s. The exhibition is open between June 3 – July 3 at Helsinki Contemporary in Helsinki, Finland.
Opening hours during holiday season
Current Futhark group exhibition will be open until 3.1. SIC will be open during the holiday season on Sun 27.12., Sat 2.1. and Sun 3.1. (12:00-16:00). Welcome!
Timo Vaittinen awarded by Finnish Art Society
Timo Vaittinen receives William Thuring prize. The prize is awarded by Finnish Art Society.
SIC closed on December 6th
SIC will be closed on Sunday December 6th, Independence Day of Finland.
Laura Wesamaa at Galerie Forsblom
Laura Wesamaa is participating in Clear Form exhibition curated by Carolus Enckell. Presenting a wide array of artists, the exhibition celebrates the synergy of color, line and form in geometrical art. The exhibition is open between October 30 – November 22 at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Finland.
Kalle Leino at Jyväskylä Art Museum
Kalle Leino is participating in Matkalla maan keskipisteeseen exhibition presenting contemporary art in Central Finland. The exhibition is open between 2.10.2015 – 10.1.2016 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
SIC artists at KARST
Olli Keränen, Maija Luutonen and Laura Wesamaa are participating in an exhibition project by Linda Reif and Andreas Walden titled ‘ABOUT THE FEELING WHEN YOU ARE GOING UP THE STAIRS IN THE DARK AND YOU STUMBLE, BECAUSE YOU ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER STEP, BUT YOU’RE ALREADY AT THE TOP’. For the exhibition, eight artists are brought together in a way that represents a particular state of mind in which expectations unravel and tricks are played. The exhibition is open 27th September - 17th October 2015 at KARST in Plymouth, UK.
SIC closed on September 18th
Sauli Sirviö’s exhibition NWE will be closed on Friday September 18th
Laura Wesamaa at Sorbus Gallery
Exhibition by Laura Wesamaa at Sorbus Gallery in Helsinki 4.9. - 13.9. 2015
Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen at Galerie Anhava
Exhibitions by Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki 6.8. - 30.8. 2015
Konsta Ojala in Haihatus
Konsta Ojala is participating in Haihatus 2015. The summer exhibition is open daily between June 7th – August 16th in Joutsa, Finland.
SIC artists in VALTIO+
Konsta Ojala, Sauli Sirviö and Timo Vaittinen are participating in VALTIO+. The exhibition exploring free space in the society takes place in a former Turku county prison. The prison will be opened for art in 11. - 31.7. 2015 in Kakolanmäki in Turku, Finland.
Sauli Sirviö in Pori World Expo
Sauli Sirviö is participating in Pori World Expo 2015. The exhibition is open between July 11th – July 19th in Pori, Finland.
SIC closed for Midsummer
SIC will be closed on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th.
May Opening Times
SIC will be closed on May 1st for May Day and on May 14th for Ascension Day.
Easter Opening Times
SIC will be open over the Easter weekend (Fri 14-18, Sat and Sun 12-16). Welcome!
Special grant for SIC
Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded SIC / Musta Saukko ry a three-year special grant for developing and establishing SIC's functions. Thank you!
Timo Vaittinen at Moving Image New York
SIC is exhibiting Timo Vaittinen’s work at Moving Image art fair in New York City on 5–8 March.
We are happy to have Inkeri Suutari and Vappu Renko joining SIC!
Inkeri Suutari will start work as executive director and Vappu Renko as producer beginning in January 2015.
Maija Luutonen at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
Maija Luutonen is taking part in the exhibition Affective Attunements at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen 16.1. - 14.2. 2015
INITIATIVES FOR INDIVIDUALITY
Finland Represented at the UNTITLED. Miami Beach
INITIATIVES FOR INDIVIDUALITY
Finland Represented at the UNTITLED. Miami Beach
December 3-7, 2014, South Beach, Miami FL
Initiatives for Individuality gives a content and concept driven introduction to the Finnish contemporary art scene. The selection of galleries and art spaces showcases a variety of actors from the independent to the commercial, from the agency to the collaborator. With this focus, the project presents how the multifaceted scene facilitates for and develops contemporary art, its processes and productions.
The participating artists are internationally exhibiting, conceptually individual and methodologically distinct. All their practices have a dialogic relation to a site of operation. With the variety of mediums the project takes into account the countless, cutting-edge installation possibilities at the UNTITLED.
ARTag (FI): Emma Helle, Teemu Korpela, Hans Rosenström
Komplot (BE): Jakup Auce, Laurie Charles, Sonia Dermience, Benjamin Jaubert, Park Myers, Damon Zucconi
SIC (FI): Maija Luutonen & Olli Keränen
Sinne (FI): Anastasia Ax
In collaboration with Carl Palm, Rincon Projects (CO)
Initiatives for Individuality is curated by
Aura Seikkula // Agency Auteur
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland, New York and Frame Visual Art Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland support the exhibition.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
4. - 19.10.2014
Sauli Sirviö at Art Prospect Festival 2014
, September 25-28, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
Maija Luutonen in The Moderna Exhibition 2014 – Society Acts at Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden
In autumn 2014, the third edition of the Moderna Exhibition will be presented at Moderna Museet Malmö. Unlike the two previous exhibitions, the selection has been widened geographically beyond Sweden, to include artists from a large part of the Baltic region. The exhibition features some 35 contemporary artists and artist groups from, or based in, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. A few historical elements will also be included. The widened geographical scope coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Baltic Exhibition in Malmö in 1914The Moderna Exhibition 2014 – Society Acts is open September 20 2014 - January 25 2015
Sauli Sirviö at URB 2014
Seminääri-Discoveries of Identity, Suomi kuvaa collective: Quite Cube
Sauli Sirviö in Pori Biennale 2014
Sauli Sirviö is participating in Pori Biennale 2014. The biennale is open between July 12th – July 18th.
Timo Vaittinen in Fin(n)ish: Fresh Contemporary Art from Finland at RARE Gallery in NYC
The exhibition presents six emerging artists who live and work in Finland. Participating artists are Ville Andersson, Hanna Kanto, Katri Mononen, Aleksi Tammi, Timo Vaittinen, and Ea Vasko. The exhibition is open June 26 - August 7 2014.
Konsta Ojala’s Everything Is Better with Bacon at Make Your Mark Gallery July 4 - July 31 2014
New Opening Times
Note that the gallery has new opening times. Thursday-Friday 14-18 and Saturday-Sunday 12-16. Other times by appointement only.
Timo Vaittinen in Cosmogramma at Blanca Soto Arte / Madrid / Spain
The group show curated by Toni Ledentsa with Ilari Hautamäki, Samppa Törmälehto and Timo Vaittinen is open 5.4. -16.5.2014.
Sauli Sirviö in Kuvan Kevät
Sauli Sirviö is participating in Kuvan Kevät 2014. The exhibition is open between May 9th – June 1st
Sauli Sirviö in Alkovi
Sauli Sirviö in Alkovi Galleria April 30th – June 1st 2014
Maija Luutonen and Konsta Ojala at Mänttä Art Festival
Maija Luutonen and Konsta Ojala are participating in
Mänttä Art Festival, "Hetkinen",
15.6.–31.8.2014, in Mänttä.
SIC at ARCOmadrid 2014 / Opening
SIC will be taking part in the #FocusFinland programme at ARCOmadrid 2014. SIC will present a project at the Opening section of the art fair.
Timo Vaittinen in
"Kimpassa" at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Timo Vaittinen is participating in the exhibition "Kimpassa" at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together designers working at Marimekko and contemporary artists. It will open in May 2014.
Olli Keränen in
"Gravitation" at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm
Olli Keränen with Ebba Bohlin at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm 21.11.2013–11.1.2014 The exhibition is curated by Elina Suoyrjö.
Muriel Kuoppala in
Muriel Kuoppala's paintings will
be shown in Galerie Anhava's Exhibition "Emerging 2013"
1.11. - 24.11.2013 in Helsinki.
Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen
at Galleri Opdahl
Maija Luutonen and Olli Keränen are participating in the exhibition Disclaimer at Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, Norway 11 October – 24 November 2013
at Fold Gallery London
Maija Luutonen is participating in the exhibition Stopped Clocks in Places of Busyness at Fold Gallery, London 12th October - 9th November 2013
Konsta Ojala at
Helsinki Art Museum Kluuvi Gallery
Konsta Ojala's exhibition "the other ear of Van Gogh"
at the Helsinki Art Museum Kluuvi Gallery 14.9.-29.9.2013.
Olli Keränen receives
the 2013 Raimo Utriainen
Art Foundation grant for young artists.
23/08/2013 - 12/10/2013
Felicia Atkinson, Olli Keränen, Bitsy Knox, Maija Luutonen, Kalle Leino, Konsta Ojala, Jurgen Ots, Benoit Platéus, Sauli Sirviö, Timo Vaittinen and Laura Wesamaa
Curated by Komplot and Aura Seikkula
Hosted by Komplot (Brussels) and SIC (Helsinki)
Exhibition at SIC, Helsinki
Opening: Friday 23rd August / 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition at KOMPLOT, Brussels
Opening: Friday 6th September / 5 - 10 pm
KOMPLOT Opening hours: Frid. - Sat. / 2 - 6 pm
295, Avenue Van Volxemlaan
SIC is participating in
24 Spaces - A Cacophony
at Malmö Konsthall
With the exhibition 24 Spaces, Malmö Konsthall is presenting a number of non-commercial artist- or curator-driven activities. This is an attempt to use the Nordic region as a starting point to examine various alternative exhibition spaces. The intention is to highlight all the diverse artistic forms of expression which are currently being created or exhibited in the Nordic region and our geographic vicinity.
Participating spaces: 1857 (NO), Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (DK), Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation (SE), kim? Contemporary Art Centre (LV), Kling & Bang gallerí (IS), Koh-i-noor (DK), Konstfack, Stockholm (SE), Konsthögskolan i Malmö (SE), Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm (SE), Lilith Performance Studio (SE), NoPlace (NO), OEI (SE), PARENT (SE/IS), Pist Protta (DK), Ruler (FI), SIC (FI), The Gardens (LT), The Living Art Museum (IS), Tidens Krav (NO), Toves Galleri (DK), Transmission Gallery (GB), Umeå Konsthögskola (SE), Valand, Göteborg (SE), VI, VII (NO)
Olli Keränen in
Anhava's project space
Olli Keränen's video work TANSTAAFL will
be shown in Gallery Anhava's project space
14.3. - 7.4.2013 in Helsinki.
Maija Luutonen receives
the 2012 Ducat Award
Maija Luutonen is the 2012 recipient of the Finnish Art Association Ducat Award.
Karri Kuoppala in
Kiasma's Reality Bites
Karri Kuoppala's video installation Helsinki Black Book is in The Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma’s collection exhibition Reality Bites.
10.11.2012 - 20.01.2013
Maija Luutonen is exhibiting at Overgarden, in "Dimensions of Sharing" with Suzanna Asp,
Sini Pelkki and Pilvi Takala.
10.11.2012 - 20.01.2013, Overgarden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
review at SIC
HIAP Peer-to-peer review at SIC with Sauli Sirviö,
Pilar Mata Dupont, Federico Del Vecchio.
20th September 5–7 pm.
For more info, please see HIAP website:
Sauli Sirviö in
Encontros da Imagem 2012
Sauli Sirviö is in Encontros da Imagem 2012,
Facing Youth exhibition,
14.9–28.10.2012 in Braga, Portugal.
Laura Wesamaa in
LUMPS OF WOOD (PAPER, COLOR, PLASTER)
Laura Wesamaa in the exhibition LUMPS OF WOOD (PAPER, COLOR, PLASTER) at Tollbodallmenningen 39 in Bergen, Norway 13.9. – 30.9.2012
Timo Vaittinen in
Anhava's project space
Timo Vaittinen's video work Central Park will
be shown in Gallery Anhava's project space
6.–30.9.2012 in Helsinki.
Timo Vaittinen's Central Park
in Split Film Festival
Timo Vaittinen's video work Central Park is
in Split Film Festival's short film competion
on 18th September 2012 in Split, Croatia.
Sauli Sirviö is in POLAROID
Sauli Sirviö is participating POLAROID exhibition
in Finnish Museum of Photography
18.8.–2.12.2012 in Helsinki.
Sauli Sirviö is in Megacool 4.0
Sauli Sirviö is participating Megacool 4.0 –
Jugend und Kunst in Künstlerhaus k/haus
15.6.–7.10.2012 in Wien, Austria.
KARIEL in Camouflage
SIC artists Muriel Lässer's and Karri Kuoppala's
duo project KARIEL is participating "Camouflage"
in Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art,
15.6.–7.10.2012, in Helsinki.
Laura Wesamaa and
Olli Keränen in Mänttä
Laura Wesamaa and Olli Keränen are participating
Mänttä Art Festival, "Finders Keepers",
10.6.–31.8.2012, in Mänttä.
SIC is participating Stockholm's independent art fair Supermarket