Anniversary exhibition at Vintti’s church-like atmosphere

Mammu and Pasi Rauhala: Bears All Things – First 10 Years, 2.6.-27.8.2022, Vintti, Kunsthalle Seinäjoki

The artist couple Mammu and Pasi Rauhala celebrate their joint project of a 10-year journey with an anniversary exhibition at Vintti in Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. Bears All Things (originally in Finnish ‘Kaiken se kestää’) is a lifelong art project where the artists document their daily lives wearing their wedding attire. The work is continuous and intertwined with the everyday life of the artists, from home renovations to yard maintenance. The works explore time, humanity, and interpersonal relationships. A vital component of the oeuvre is the photographs in which artists look seriously at the camera while wearing their wedding outfits. Over the years, the work has also evolved in its form to include video installation, performance, and sculpture. In addition to Bears All Things, other correlative series have emerged—focusing on issues related to love and its preservation.

The anniversary exhibition features a selection from a period of ten years, complemented by new works made for this exhibition. Associations between the show and Vintti’s exhibition architecture vacillate through its church-like features; its high gabled roof and round rose window. The new video work Tin Wedding is inspired by the space. The themes of change and permanence as well as daily life and merriment, are in dialogue in the exhibition. The long-term art project suggests looking at marriage and wedding institutions—themes of relationships and their transformations—from various perspectives on an individual and greater societal level. Mammu and Pasi Rauhala say that “the world is changing as well as concepts of the home and our relationship with it. Our art celebrates the daily decision to accept change together.”

Mammu and Pasi Rauhala work together and separately. Mammu Rauhala with theatre and performance art, Pasi Rauhala in photography and interactive media art. They have been working together since 2010. Bears All Things is their most important joint project, which they have been working on since 2012.

Exhibition opening

The opening party at 1st of June from 5 pm to 7 pm. Read more.