22 October 2017
“The First NoVA Art Exhibition”
Poster Design: Eija Mäkivuoti
Visual Conversations with Cosmic Silence is an ongoing exhibition by MA NoVA students at NODE Gallery. The show runs till the 27th of October, 2017. All the works presented in the exhibition have varied media and techniques. What they have in common is an investigative approach to visual conversations. Some are breaking away from traditions of visual representations and others try to visualize the invisible. Having contributors from different professional, educational and cultural backgrounds; Interculturalism is a recurring theme.
A toast from the Head of the Department of Arts – Prof. Kevin Tavin (photo: Minjin Chung)
The exhibition is now officially open. (photo: Allen Damzel Centina)
“Echoes in Cosmic Silence” – A participatory performance by MA NoVA students and the audience (photo: Allen Damzel Centina)
Luis Bellido explores “Yonic Conversations”
Exhibiting Artists Matilda Löytty (right), Aina Bexell (center) with Prof. Kaija Kaitavuori (left)
Yu Ziyu (left) and Allen Damzel Centina (right) with their work. (photo: Minjin Chung)
Photos by Myrto Theocharidou
Let’s talk about Grandmothers!
Facing my own visual, cultural and age group specific stereotypes
Pencil, marker, aquarelle paints, 2017
The portraits have been created based on discussions around participant’s personal memories and stories about their Grandmothers. No visual material was presented for the artist before the pictures were finished. Included are favourite recipes from the Matriarchs, another way of breaking away from the more traditional, photographic representation of humans.
Matilda Löytty is a visual artist from Finland. Löytty started her career as an experimental mixed media painter, but she has since been involved with illustrations, environmental art and installations. Lately, in addition to her more traditional art practices, she has been involved with participatory public art and urban interventions. She is interested in cross-cultural discourses and the intersection of art and society Löytty has been exhibiting and working on artistic projects across borders in Finland, other Nordic countries and Namibia. Currently she lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.