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EMMA / ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

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SÄRKYVÄÄ / CERAMICS FACING THE NEW 03.05.2021 – 28.08.2022 Group Exhibition The idea underlying the Ceramics Facing the New exhibition is kintsugi, the Japanese tradition of mending broken pottery with gold or another metal. Instead of concealing the damage, kintsugi seeks to establish a new relationship with it. In this exhibition, kintsugi serves as a metaphor for society. A fracture can be a signal of something new. How can fragments be re-joined to create a renewed yet enduring […]

Noir / Gallery Halmetoja

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Noir / Veera Kulju11.12.2020–3.1.2021 Veera Kulju creates ceramic sculptures and reliefs by hand. Her idiom effortlessly refers to both natural forms and genres that have utilized nature motifs. Her relationship to these genres is self-aware, even mischievous. Compared to, for example, the decorations of jugendstil, Kulju has a more liberal approach. As she creates the shapes by hand, they don’t need to be regular or reproducible. As per its title, the Noir exhibition focuses on the colour black. The […]

New Work for HOSTLER BURROWS

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A new set of mirror work now to be found via Gallery Hostler Burrows (New York / Los Angeles). Here you find them at the gallery’s page on ARTSY.  They are all hand built clay fired in 1240c temperature, the material and glazing varies. they all have a hanging system behind that is designed so that you don’t need to touch the delicate art piece. Packed in specially designed plywood boxes with love and care. […]

NEW ARTISTS GROUP EXHIBITION Hostler Burrows, New York

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    Experiencing purest joy and overwhelmed with excitement! Im a part of New Artists -group exhibition at Hostler Burrows gallery in New York. Opening Reception, Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm. Exhibition open September 12 – October 4, 2019 Read more here: I ❤ New York At the same time Im worried and sad about human action. We need more respect for nature and understanding about how we should live in this world without causing harm […]

Magic mirror on the wall

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“Kulju’s mirror-themed reliefs, the fairytale wall-hung artworks could have come straight from the dressing room of Snow White’s stepmother. In reality, they don’t reflect, but rather absorb the light.”  -Veikko Halmetoja Dusk, 2019 / hand-built black clay and glaze / ~70 X 55 X 15 cm   Ajattelemme Suomea metsien maana, mutta luonnontilaisen kaltaisia metsiä on maassamme jäljellä enää n. 5 prosenttia. Täysin luonnonvaraista, ihmisen koskematonta kolkkaa tuskin löytyy koko maapallolta. Ihminen vaikuttaa jatkuvasti luontoon, usein […]

BLEACH with LOKAL @Collectible, Brussels

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BLEACH, 2019 Hand-built paper porcelain, glaze /  Käsinrakennettu paperiposliini, lasite photo Chikako Harada Ihmisen kädenjälki näkyy myös pinnanalaisissa metsissä. Korallit ympäri maailman menettävät väriään nopeammin kuin koskaan aikaisemmin. Suurin tekijä on aiheuttamamme ilmastonmuutos ja sen vaikutuksesta lämpenevät vedet. Korallien laaja haalistuminen huomattiin ensimmäisen kerran jo vuonna 1979. Ilmastonmuutoksen kiihtymisen myötä koralleille ei jää tarpeeksi aikaa palautua. Värinsä menettänyt koralli on kuolemassa, ja silloin häviää koko sen ylläpitämä ekosysteemi. Luonnon yritys sopeutua tilanteeseen on vastikään havaittu […]

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux: RE/defining Finnish Contemporary Art & Design

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Underwood BE-series, 2019 / Hand-built black clay and glaze “One of our main projects this year, Re/defining Finnish Art & Design co-curated by Lise Coirier and Kati Laakso bringing Finnish designers into the central European art scene, will start with next week’s Collectible fair 14.-17.3.! Leading up to the event, we will introduce one artist every day whose work is presented at the fair by Spazio Nobile gallery! The Finnish artist Veera Kulju (born 1975) […]

Sounds of Silence 12.–30.1.

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  My next private exhibition will open on the 12th of January at Konsthantverkarna Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. WELCOME konsthantverkarna.se Sounds of Silence Veera Kulju är mest känd för sina keramiska popkorn-skulpturer. Det är skulpturer bestående av många element med små variationer. I skulpturerna möts det högtidliga och det banala, det bräckliga och starka, ljusa och tunga. Vanligtvis förknippas väl popcorn med exempelvis TV-tittande, bio och barnkalas. I Kuljus skulpturer blandas popkorn i porslinleran. De […]