Embassy Gallery is a project of the Czech Embassy in Helsinki in cooperation with the Czech artists living in Finland – academic painter and curator Petr Řehoř and visual artist Barbora Kachlíková. Embassy Gallery is a platform for presenting Czech and Finnish contemporary art, the main focus of gallery is to provide active communication and education platform for public and introduce them into problematic of contemporary art. The exhibition program of Embassy Gallery includes emerging artists as well as established artists. The main goal is to initiate a cooperation between the Czech and Finnish contemporary art scene and offer an opportunity to artists for presenting art works publicly. Embassy Gallery actively supports artists by providing free exhibition space and by set up open calls for exhibition projects.
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MAGDALEENA JAKKILA & HILMALYYDIA NUOLIVAARA / ” VERY NICE INTERIORS” / 27.4. – 9.6. 2017
MK & HN X Office Furniture Arrangement.
Multimedia artist couple react for specific interior design of embassy, which is characterized by it’s comfortable appearance, which creates a pleasant “home” atmosphere, but at the same time there are important decisions in the field of international politics and business. Authors with their intervention respond to social gap between public and private and reflect contemporary interior design influenced by mass produced home-decor magazines.
NIKLAS INGELIUS / ” RED SPOT” / 15.3. – 21.4.2017
Blue obsession, red spot importance.
During an interview in the studio with Ingelius, we talked about the theory of color perception by the human eye and Ingelius was talking about document that he looked and which influenced him – color perception by animals. He was most interested in baby gulls which start search food in the perception of the red dot in mother’s pecker. I therefore wonder what activates Ingelius “Red Spot”. Is it a hunger for finding a point of uniqueness, or just point of realizing himself in the presence? Talking about gulls reminded me of a novel written by American writer Richard Bach – Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Young artist Niklas Ingelius, reminds me the main character of the book, Jonathan Gull.
“For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.”
BARBORA KACHLÍKOVÁ / “ DEAD MAN’S PAINTINGS” / 27.1.- 6.3.2017
Czech artist Barbora Kachlíková using unfinished canvases of the Finnish artist Reino Hietanen.The unfinished works of the deceased painter come back to life by intervention of a young artist.