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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm.

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open
wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm
Closed 6 Dec, 24–25 Dec, 31 Dec, 25 Mar and 30 Apr

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Once Upon a Time, in This Location

Johanna Lecklin’s exhibition addresses a painful episode in Finland’s history, the Civil War, and examines the possible effects and aftermath of the events of 1918.

Serlachius Museum Gustaf
23 Feb 2019–16 Feb 2020

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Once Upon a Time, in This Location

Johanna Lecklin’s (s. 1972) exhibition addresses a painful episode in Finland’s history, the Civil War, and examines the possible effects and aftermath of the events of 1918.

She searches in history for stories and events that can also help us explain the present day. For the exhibition, she utilised Serlachius Museums’ archive material on the Civil War and photographed views of Mänttä for the series of photographs Once upon a time, in this location.

In the moving image installation Not only about passion, two stories run side by side. Two girls ponder the Civil War as they play the board game Battle of the Red and Whites in Finland 1918. A researcher examines the fate of Red women and children at the time of the Civil War, the division of society and the dehumanisation of the enemy. The events of the work are set in the present day.

23 Feb 2019–16 Feb 2020
SERLACHIUS MUSEUM GUSTAF

Johanna Lecklin, Not Only About Passion, still image of a video, 2018. Photo: Lasse Lecklin