What does sin look like in contemporary art and what actually constitutes a sin these days? These questions find their answer at Serlachius Museum Gösta's exhibition The Sin.
The new sins alongside the old ones
What does sin look like in contemporary art and what actually constitutes a sin these days? These questions will be answered at Serlachius Museum Gösta's exhibition The Sin. The exhibition processes the concept of sin through a dialogue conducted between contemporary art and artworks from collection.
– We make sin. We consume intensively produced meat, buy clothes manufactured by child workers and fly to south. Some of us fall into nationalism, and only few of us try to free political prisoners, reminds art critic Veikko Halmetoja, who has curated the exhibition The Sin.
The curator of the exhibition, art critic Veikko Halmetoja, has selected seven artworks from the collection of the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, representing the Seven Deadly Sins, and seven contemporary artists have been invited to interpret one new sin each in their works.
In the exhibition, the sins are interpreted and illustrated, as well as made and created. The exhibition's concept of sin is multidimensional and thought-provoking. It shows that ethical questions have not disappeared from art. It proves also, how issues of morality have changed and how they can be interpreted in a new way.
The seven contemporary artists of the exhibition are Satu Jaatinen, Janne Laine, Dzamil Kamanger, Reima Nevalainen, Riku Riippa, Stiina Saaristo and Kirsti Tuokko. Artworks from Foundation's collection have been created by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Albert Edelfelt ja Magnus Enckell, among others.
Joenniementie 47, Mänttä.
In wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11 am–6 pm.
In summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10 am–6 pm, also at Midsummer.
Adults 10 €, under 18s free of charge.