Sunday, September 10, 2017

Äkki 46 Interlude Exhibition!

Announcing a 2-day exhibition by Jose Gamboa "Mi Ultimo Adios" at Kauppakatu 5, Jyväskylä.



The opening will be held on Monday the 11th of September at 6–7pm.

This exhibition takes place in the same locale as the 100 Finnish Photographers project (Äkki45) which will be ongoing before, after and throughout this interlude exhibition. The 100 Finnish Photographers projections will be visible during the dark hours of the evening, night and morning, and the exhibition by Jose Gamboa will be open during the bright hours of the day from 10am –5pm, on Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th of September.

Opening: September 11th 6–7pm
Open hours : September  12th & 13th 10am-5pm

The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public.
Welcome.

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Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. He was sentenced to death by firing squad by the Spanish empire for exposing the injustices of the Spanish in the Philippines during their colonization of the archipelago for nearly four hundred years. He wrote “Mi Ultimo Adios” (My Final Farewell) the night before his execution by firing squad. It was his farewell to his family, friends, his country, his life. The poem had to be smuggled out of prison in a lamp.

Nearly three years ago I said farewell to my loved ones and my country to try to make a life for myself in Barcelona, Spain. During that time I have experienced a little of what it is like to be an OFW (overseas foreign worker, who make up nearly 40% of the Philippines' GDP, and Barcelona has 30,000 registered Filipino immigrants), a tourist (Barcelona is full of them), and at times, as an undocumented immigrant, without any security or address, without any chance of becoming part of the Europe that I had traveled so far, invested and given up so much for.

The exhibition consists of the lines from the poem "Mi Ultimo Adios" printed on posters I've collected from the streets of Barcelona over the course of 24 months. These were created at Ratamo during a 3-week artist residency."

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Jose Gamboa is a visual artist, comic & storybook illustrator, writer and teacher from Manila, Philippines. He is currently artist in residency at the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking.
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100 Finnish Photographers – Äkki45

100 FINNISH PHOTOGRAPHERS – 100 DAYS

First-class Finnish photographers from the fields of fine art, commercial, fashion, journalism, documentary and nature photography.
Starting on August 25th, 2017, one photographer will be presented every day for one hundred days at: www.100finnishphotographers.fi and Kauppakatu 5 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
A Celebration of Finnish photography will be held on the hundredth day, December 2nd, 2017 in Jyväskylä.
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The first Finnish photograph was taken in Turku exactly 175 years ago. This year also being the centennial of Finnish independence, added up to be an opportune moment to celebrate the history and future of Finnish photography in the project 100 Finnish Photographers. The curators selected a broad range of photographers and photographs to represent Finnish contemporary photography in this project. Their selection includes fashion, documentary, photojournalist, portrait, fine art, nature and commercial photographers. Diversity is also found in the ages of the chosen photographers which extends from twenty to almost ninety years old. After one hundred days the website will remain as an information bank and business card for contemporary Finnish photography.
The 100 Finnish Photographers project can also be experienced for one hundred days on the streets of Jyväskylä. Stemming from an idea initiated by the nomadic art gallery, Äkkigalleria, the work of one hundred Finnish photographers will be projected onto the storefront window of Kauppakatu 5 in Jyväskylä. The window screening will be synchronized with the website and will introduce one contemporary Finnish photographer everyday until December 2nd. After one hundred days, the work by all one hundred photographers will be visible in a screening, at the same address, until Finnish Independence Day on the 6th of December.
A Celebration of Finnish Photography 
SAVE THE DATE!
The Celebration of Finnish Photography will be held at the Aalto-Sali in Jyväskylä on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. The event will primarily be held in Finnish.
Speakers will discuss Finnish photography today, looking towards the future. Today the genres of photography have been broken and the rules are being stretched. What kinds of new ideas and challenges can be taken on, in the field of photography? How can we make Finnish photography more international? What might the future of Finnish photography look like?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kirkkopuisto Photo Annual 2017 – Marica Kolcheva

Announcing the 2017 Kirkkopuisto Photo Annual artist in residency Marica Kolcheva.

Marica Kolcheva in residency, photographing here in Mänttä

Marica Kolcheva will be in residency in Jyväskylä, Finland from August 1st, to August 21st, 2017.
The product of her residency will be shown in the Kirkkopuisto Photo Annual exhibition at the Jyväskylä Kirkkopuisto, September 27th, to October 8th, 2017.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Katustipendi 2017 – RADIKAALI PISTOT

The RADIKALLI PISTOT are this year's katustipendi recipients.


Katustipendi 2017

Vuoden 2017 Katustipendin saa feministinen ompeluseura Radikaalit pistot, Jyväskylä. Stipendi julkistetaan Yläkaupungin Yössä kampuksen urheilukentän laitamilla Fabulous-verhon katveessa lauantaina klo 16:30.
Radikaalit pistot on feministinen ompeluseura, joka kokoontuu Jyväskylän keskusta-alueen eri paikoissa tekemään merkityksellisiä ja voimauttavia käsitöitä. Kirjontatöillä ilmaistaan itseään tai tehdään jotain jolla on sanomaa. Radikaalien pistojen tapaamisissa viedään kodin piiriin mielletty työskentely ulos ja tehdään siitä julkista kokoontumispaikkojen kautta, käsitöiden julkaisumedian kautta, ja sen kautta mihin fyysiset työt kohdistuvat.
Tekstiilityöskentelyn vieminen ulos murtaa ehkä vielä jämähtäneitä mielikuvia käsityöperinteestä ja se löytää paikkansa uudessa kontekstissaan esimerkiksi katutaiteena. Radikaalien pistojen tapaamisten myötä myös elävöitetään kaupunkikulttuuria osallistavalla tekemisellä ja viedään vanhaa osaamista omannäköisesti eteenpäin. Ompeluseuran tapaamiset ovat avoimia kaikille kiinnostuneille osaamistasosta riippumatta.
Äkkigallerian katustipendi myönnetään vuosittain kekseliäästi ja omaperäisesti kaupunkitilassa toimiville taiteilijoille. Äkkigallerian stipendin tarkoituksena on tuoda taidetta kaupunkitilaan sekä elävöittää keskustelua julkisen tilan käytöstä. Ensimmäinen Äkkigallerian katustipendi myönnettiin vuonna 2011. Edelliset Katustipendi-taiteilijat ovat Re-Clip, Jukka Silokunnas, Jussi Riihelä, Jim Bachor ja ALI.
lauantai, 20.05.2017
klo 16:30
Julkistaminen kampuksen urheilukentän laitamilla Fabulous-verhon katveessa Jyväskylässä
Tervetuloa!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Äkki42 Jude Griebel


Jude Griebel is Äkkigalleria's artist in residency for one week in April 2017.
During his residency he produced the piece Plastic Ghost which was then shown in the Glass Elevator (mobile street container) on Kävelykatu Street in downtown Jyväskylä from April 6th to 17th, 2017.


In an era in which plastic waste is taking a significant toll on our oceans and landfills, this work elevates the disposable and unconsidered nature of plastic to the monstrous and the mythological. With empty eyes and a consuming mouth the work is both grotesque and playful, seeking to expand understandings of our impact on the world around us.

Jude Griebel – Plastic Ghost

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Äkkigalleria 42

6.-17.4.2017
Lasikontti Kävelykadulla, Kauppakatu 20/29, Jyväskylä
Äkkigallerian residenssivieraaksi saapuu maaliskuun lopulla kanadalainen nykytaiteilija Jude Griebel. Griebel tunnetaan kantaa-ottavista veistoksistaan, joiden materiaaleina taiteilija käyttää sekä luonnosta löytämiään materiaaleja, että ihmisten kulutustavaroiden jäänteitä. Hän asuu ja työskentelee Berliinissä ja New Yorkissa.
Jyväskylän keskustassa kymmenen päivää esillä oleva teos Plastic Ghost kommentoi suhdettamme kulutukseen ja kuluttamisen oheistuotteina syntyvään yhä kasvavaan käsittämättömän suureen muovijätemäärään. Olemme kuluttamassa itsellemme kummitusta, joka ei tule jättämään meitä rauhaan seuraavienkaan vuosikymmenten kuluessa.
In an era in which plastic waste is taking a significant toll on our oceans and landfills, this work elevates the disposable and unconsidered nature of plastic to the monstrous and the mythological. With empty eyes and a consuming mouth the work is both grotesque and playful, seeking to expand understandings of our impact on the world around us.

Teos julkistetaan torstaina 6.4. Klo 19:30 Kävelykadulla. Tervetuloa!

Äkkigalleria 42
Jude Griebel – Plastic Ghost
6.–17.4.2017
Lasikontti Kävelykadulla, Kauppakatu 20/29, Jyväskylä

Monday, March 20, 2017

Äkkigalleria 41 – a stort film screening

Inner Nature ed. II, Ecological Consciousness


Inner Nature ed II, Ecological Consciousness

An outdoor screening of short films in Jyväskylä under the Ruusupuisto bridge.
Inner Nature is a compilation of international short films on the theme of Nature. A new series of films is curated annually, this screening shows the second edition of Inner Nature. The curators for this second collection are José Albelda, Lorena Rodríguez Mattalía, Chiara Sgaramella and Estela de Frutos. Äkkigalleria presented the first edition of Inner Nature in Finland 2015. 
This screening shows twenty one short films by international creators and is organized in collaboration with the Central Finnish Film Centre (Keski-Suomen Elokuvakeskus) and the Jyväsylä Art Museum.  
The short films will be shown on Saturday, March 25th at 7:30pm under the Ruusupuisto bridge. As with all Äkki-events we will offer something warm to drink. 
Remember to dress warmly, and bring along something soft/warm to sit on. The screening lasts about one hour. Following the screening please join us in turning off electronics for one hour in celebration of Earth Houria.
Saturday 25.03.2017
at 19:30–20:30
Under the Ruusupuisto Bridge