Silent Watch: Contemporary Prints from Finland

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On view: September 15 - October 27, 2011
Curated by: Juliette Kennedy, of the University of Helsinki, chaired the curatorial team, working with Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Ateneum Art Museum (The National Gallery of Finland, Helsinki), and Päivi Talasmaa, Chief Curator at Espoo Museum of Art (EMMA), Espoo.

Silent Watch is the seventh in a series of international shows organized by IPCNY throughout its eleven year history, and is its first presentation of Scandinavian printmaking.  The exhibition includes thirty-five outstanding printed works made in Finland in recent years by nine artists and one artists’ collective. 

Silent Watch is the first exhibition, to our knowledge, in which the extensive achievements of Finnish artists in contemporary printmaking have been brought to the attention of New York audiences.  It represents the seventh in IPCNY’s series of international exhibitions designed to foster appreciation for printed works from cultures other than our own.  With this presentation IPCNY recognizes the rich  history of Finnish printmaking, and aims to broaden understanding of its current manifestations.

Artists: Outi Heiskanen, IC-98 (Visa Suonpää and Patrik Söderlund), Eeva-Liisa Isomaa, Päivikki Kallio, Juho Karjalainen, Maria Kausalainen, Markus Lampinen, Emma Lappalainen, Pauli Parkkinen, and Annu Vertanen.

Open press release
Open full checklist
Open brochure with curatorial essay