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Press conference on Thu 7 October at 10:15: Outi Heiskanen

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You are cordially invited to the press conference for the arts academician Outi Heiskanen’s exhibition on Thursday 7 October 2021 at 10:15. The event will be held in the Ateneum Hall. The exhibition on the Ateneum’s third floor will be open for preview until 13:00. Outi Heiskanen’s retrospective exhibition brings together different facets of her diverse and multidisciplinary art. The exhibition, featuring more than 300 works, presents prints, drawings, paintings and installations, as well as recordings of performances from a period of more than fifty years.

Outi Heiskanen in 2013. Detail. Photo: Pertti Nisonen.
Outi Heiskanen in 2013. Detail. Photo: Pertti Nisonen.

The event will be opened by the director of the Ateneum Art Museum, Marja Sakari. The exhibition will be presented by its curators, Tuula Karjalainen PhD and the chief curator at the Ateneum, Sointu Fritze. Arts academician Outi Heiskanen is unfortunately not able to attend events related to the exhibition and can’t be interviewed.

The event will be in Finnish.

We take care of the safety of the visitors and pay attention to hygiene at all our events. We require the use of a face mask or visor.

Please register for the event by Monday 4 October at: pressconference@ateneum.fi.

Read our instructions for a safe museum visit

Please take notice that it is recommended to exit the Ateneum at 13:00 the latest. We will celebrate the opening of the Outi Heiskanen’s exhibition from 14:00 to 18:00. You are welcome to attend the opening by presenting this invitation at the entrance.

Outi Heiskanen
8 October 2021 – 9 January 2022

The arts academician Outi Heiskanen (born 1937) is one of the most famous Finnish artists. Heiskanen is a virtuoso printmaker, but also an experimenter who questions the rules and breaks boundaries. Heiskanen is also known as a pioneer of performance art and land and environmental art.

The exhibition is curated by an expert on Heiskanen’s art and her long-time friend, Tuula Karjalainen PhD, together with the chief curator at the Ateneum, Sointu Fritze.

The exhibition, featuring more than 300 works, presents prints, drawings, paintings and installations, as well as recordings of performances from a period of more than fifty years. The exhibition also features a whole gallery’s worth of joint works by Outi Heiskanen and the artist Janne Laine.

Shedding light on the course of the prolific artist’s life is a rich selection of photographs and moving images, created, for example, by Sakari Viika, Jorma Puranen, Tarja Stranden and Georg Grotenfelt.

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Communications officer Anna Kari, tel. +358 40 717 8185, anna.kari [a] ateneum.fi

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Outi Heiskanen in 2013. Detail. Photo: Pertti Nisonen.
Outi Heiskanen in 2013. Detail. Photo: Pertti Nisonen.
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Outi Heiskanen: Hat (1974). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.
Outi Heiskanen: Hat (1974). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.
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Outi Heiskanen: Quake (2005). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
Outi Heiskanen: Quake (2005). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
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Outi Heiskanen: Mila - Repa II (1985–1986). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Skop collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.
Outi Heiskanen: Mila - Repa II (1985–1986). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Skop collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.
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Outi Heiskanen: On the Float (1976). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.
Outi Heiskanen: On the Float (1976). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.
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Outi Heiskanen: Sea Serpent (1978). Private collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
Outi Heiskanen: Sea Serpent (1978). Private collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
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Outi Heiskanen: Dream Play: Fleeting Virginity (1984). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
Outi Heiskanen: Dream Play: Fleeting Virginity (1984). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
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Outi Heiskanen: Blood Root (1992). Private collection. Photo: Janne Laine.
Outi Heiskanen: Blood Root (1992). Private collection. Photo: Janne Laine.
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