My first three audio pieces are finally coming to Vimeo!
Here in the first one is audio piece ”Flesh and Bones” from 2021. It was first presented in Joensuu Art Museum as part of my exhibition ” Observers Of The Spirits”.
On the video you can experience the audio and space at the museum.In the space you can see several visual art works.A painting installation called ” I am bound to listen ”which contains several pieces of plexi glass on the wall.
You can also see my tape installation created from UV- tape called ”Infinity”. Additionally there is also one painting made on wooden boards called ”Mummies”.
Flesh and Bones sound editor and video made by: Jarkko Räsänen.
My work Roses is part of the show Facing Life in Hämeenlinna Art Museum.
Exhibition is open 19 November 2021 – October 16 2022.
”Young people from Z/N dialogi project curate Niemistö Collection exhibition. As part of our Z/N-dialogi project, 25 young people aged 15–20 have been invited to curate and deliver a new exhibition based on the Niemistö contemporary art collection.
Although the title remains under wraps for the time being, we can reveal that the exhibition is set to thrill your senses and give you all the feels. The exhibition team invite you to view it upside down, back to front and top to bottom – the more ways you look, the more you’ll see. Try a handstand, lie on the floor, hop on your friend’s shoulders, explore every possible angle. Bring your baby, your granny, your family, all your friends or even your boss – this is the art of the future!”
Helsinki Contemporary is pleased to present at CHART ART FAIR 2021 a group show of work from Ville Andersson, Hannaleena Heiska, Rauha Mäkilä, and Camilla Vuorenmaa.
CHART is held at 26-29 August 2021 .
In her practice, CAMILLA VUORENMAA challenges the physical and traditional boundaries of painting. Her carved wood paintings are hybrids of sculpture and painting that require time and physical strength to create.
In the most recent series of paintings the artist has explored Carrie Fisher’s eventful and tragic life which was entangled with the most famous fictional female action figure, princess Leia.
This was fun to make, pandemic times studio visit! Thanks to Scandinavia House NYC!
Join us on Sunday, December 20 at 2 PM ET for a Virtual Studio Visit with acclaimed Finnish painter Camilla Vuorenmaa! In this event, Vuorenmaa invites ASF into her Helsinki live-work studio to discuss her latest carved wood painting series, based on her recent exploration into the Spiritualist movement in the United States. With a hybrid sculpture-painting style that requires both time and physical strength to create, Vuorenmaa challenges the physical and traditional boundaries of painting. Using a style that is rough and unvarnished, yet endowed with a sensitive brush stroke and striking palette, her work reveals an expressive, vibrant approach to eclectic subject matter of myth, folklore, and persistent faith in contemporary life.
The program will take place as a Virtual Premiere on both Facebook and YouTube; set reminders at the links above to either platform to watch and chat with us during the program.
Tässä editoitu versio keskustelu klubista, kiitos Pekka Pakkanen ja Arkkitehtuurimuseo!
Puhutaan puusta -keskusteluklubissa keskustellaan puun merkityksestä suomalaisessa nykytaiteessa Camilla Vuorenmaan johdolla.
Puhutaan puusta -keskusteluklubissa päivän aihetta työstetään yhdessä keskustellen. Camilla Vuorenmaa kertoo alustuksessaan puun merkityksestä taiteilijan työssä omakohtaisesti. Esimerkit suomalaisista nykytaiteilijoista laajentavat näkökulman suomalaiseen kansanperinteeseen puun parissa.
Puhutaan puusta Puhutaan puusta -keskusteluklubi jatkaa Wood Works -luentosarjaa poikkititeellisellä, keskustelevalla ja kantaaottavalla linjalla. Tarkoituksena on luoda kiinnostavien keskustelujen kaari, joka kantaa metsästä ja sen mystisistä tasoista aina tulevaisuuden puuvisioiden horisonttiin. Metsään ja puuhun liittyvät kuvakulmat antavat monialaiselle, arkkitehtuurin parissa toimivalle ammattilaisyleisölle konventioidensa ulkopuolista syvyyttä, näkymiä ja kiinnittymispintoja.
Keskustelusarjan toteutettavat Arkkitehtuurimuseo ja ympäristöministeriö. Sarjan on kuratoinut arkkitehti Pekka Pakkanen.
Here is links to my proposal for public art competition for the K-building /THL.
This was really an interesting challenge and I was happy to take part in it during Autumn 2020.
Tässä ehdotukseni kilpailuun K-rakennuksen taideteokseksi. Tämä oli todella mielenkiintoinen haaste ja toteutui sunnuntai työnä syksyn 2020 kuluessa. Oli kiinnostavaa olla kisassa mukana!
-Taidekutsukilpailu Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitoksen K-rakennuksen yhteyteen-
”Valtion taideteostoimikunta järjestää kutsukilpailun yhteistyössä Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitoksen ja Senaatti-kiinteistöjen kanssa ulkotaideteoksen hankkimiseksi THL:n käyttöön tulevan K-uudisrakennuksen yhteyteen, osoitteeseen Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki. Uudisrakennuksen suunnittelee Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala Arkkitehdit Oy. Jatkokehittämiseen valitut teokset pyritään toteuttamaan vuoden 2021 aikana.
Kyseessä on uudentyyppinen kilpailumuoto, joka mahdollistaa taiteen tulevien käyttäjien ja taiteilijan välisen keskustelun kilpailun aikana. Taiteilijat pääsevät myös esittelemään omat ehdotuksensa arvostelulautakunnalle.
Kilpailuun on kutsuttu taiteilijat Aimo Katajamäki, Anne Meskanen-Barman ja Camilla Vuorenmaa.”
Helsinki Contemporary is glad to present at CHART Art Fair 2020De-centred edition a curated duo of works by Rauha Mäkilä and Camilla Vuorenmaa. This year’s edition of CHART Art Fair takes place in 28 leading art galleries across five Nordic capitals from 28-30 August. Special events take place in each gallery. Adapting to a changed reality in light of the global pandemic, Rauha Mäkilä and Camilla Vuorenmaa will be shown in our gallerys’ showroom.
CHART dedicates this year’s edition to push for a better-balanced art market. All participating galleries are showing 100% women artists to highlight the structural challenge of gender imbalance in the art industry.
Fri, Aug 28: 17.00 – 19.00
Sat, Aug 29: 12.00 – 16.00
Sun, Aug 30: 12.00 – 16.00
“I am going to interview practitioners and professionals of a variety of occupations. I am interested in exploring the ways they perceive the future, and whether they feel an influence of the Spiritualist movement in their lives. The idea of how we sometimes need to ask questions that may not have answers fascinates me. On the basis of these interviews I will create a series of spatial paintings through which the audience can “look into the future”. “
Vuorenmaa is fascinated by the different sides of human behavior. She focuses on contrasting everyday encounters between people; exploring personal experiences of separation as well as blending in. In recent years her artistic work has focused on exploring various depictions of occupations.
The Mänttä Art Festival is the largest summer exhibition of Finnish contemporary art. Its curator (this year Marja Helander) is selected annually. The award-winning Mänttä Art Festival is a destination highly regarded by art professionals and much loved by the general public. Permanent exhibition space is located in Pekilo, in the centre of Mänttä. The theme of the XXIV Art Festival is ”The Human Era”. The exhibition poses the question: What happens when humans control the land and natural resources? Mänttä Art Festival from June 16 to September 1, 2019 in Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland.
My solo exhibition Roses, Black birds and Witches was held at the Gallery Helsinki Contemporary from 11.1. to 3.2.2019.
Camilla Vuorenmaa’s exhibition Roses, Black Birds and Witches explores superstitions and urban legends. The subjects of the works are witches, vampires and wizards. Vuorenmaa collected background materials in Scotland when she was living there in 2018 and has, for instance, read accounts of the history of witches and of children driven to the verge of mass hysteria. Around this same time, witches were coming up in the media and literature more frequently than before. Vuorenmaa is interested in the need people have to find a common enemy, and via which we seek to protect ourselves against phenomena that we do not understand. She, nevertheless, treats her themes with a certain humour and the aesthetic of her works contains references to 1990s horror films. We are on the boundary between good taste and the macabre.
UPSIDE DOWN and other works of art from the Saastamoinen Foundation Collection
21 September 2018 – 3 February 2019
The art collection of the Saastamoinen Foundation has evolved from the home collection of the Saastamoinen family of industrialists of Kuopio into one of Finland’s leading art collections. The Foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, relocated its art collection in EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art in 1999. The present exhibition presents the collection’s latest works of contemporary art, a consistent focus of the Foundation’s acquisitions in recent decades. Finnish artists featured in the exhibition include Jenni Eskola, Markus Rissanen, Jani Leinonen, Maiju Salmenkivi and Camilla Vuorenmaa. Foreign artists with works in the collection include Eggert Pétursson of Iceland, Chantal Joffe of the United Kingdom, and the Swedish artists Ernst Billgren and Roland Persson.
I have chosen artists whose works have an emotional effect on me. It felt natural to invite colleagues whose working methods I was familiar with after countless discussions and studio visits over the years. This is about immersion, not about moving sideways.
Instead of a specific theme, the framework for the exhibition is formed by the intuitive way of working, which combines the artists and artworks. In the core of the exhibition is the gaze that each of the artists casts upon the world surrounding them. What connects them all is their way of processing gathered perceptions and experiences at the studio, in painting as well as through material experiments.
At the studio, a certain private experience is brought to a more common level, for others to experience. The gaze is filtered upon the artworks through the viewer’s own experiences and renders the works critically reflective. Foremost, and highlighting: I have chosen artists for the exhibition, whose works touch me emotionally. -Hannaleena Heiska