Publicist, co-curator, producer, consult, organizer, builder, sales… and more! I have been working in the LOKAL wonderland since the beginning of 2015. Here below some examples of my work for this beautiful and genuine place -> klick on the smaragdus green words to open links. More about LOKAL here!
TORI / Co-curating & producing & building
SMARAGDUS / Concept & co-curating & producing & publicity & building
Logo by Cajsa Holgersson / Work-in-progress video by Ananya Tanttu here!
KASVU, TILLVÄXT, GROWTH, Onoma summer exhibition satellite at LOKAL in collaboration with Onoma, Habitare & Asun magazine / Concept & Producer & collaborations & publicist planner
Graphic identity Ilkka Kärkkäinen / Dynamo&son
Beautiful video of the opening by Ananya Tanttu here!
Experimental textiles in the making (2015–)
It’s been a long time since millenium when I graduated as an interior textile Artisan from Vihti School of Arts and Crafts (now called LUKSIA). In Vihti traditions of weaving fabrics was taught by amazingly skillful teachers who shared their wisdom and knowledge for us students. We became craftsmen. Now, fifteen years later I feel grateful for the skills I got to learn about traditional weaving. With this knowledge I now have tools to explore and express myself by weaving – for example a plumage made of Black Grouse and Capercaillie feathers.
Smaragdus is a term we use with my bästis Holgersson for togetherness, fun and fearless actions and joy of being. In March it turns into something green at LOKAL gallery in Helsinki!
Kulju’s plumage (weaved feathers) and Holgersson’s prints (paths and gateways in the green) are going to be a part of Smaragdus group exhibition opening in the beginning of March 2016 at LOKAL gallery.
Detail of “True Colors”
photo: Veera Kulju
“Sammaltyttö” sculpture by Kim Simonsson, “Pastoral Passage” art photographs by Onerva Utriainen and “True Colours” art textile by Veera Kulju.
photo: Vanessa Forsten