16.6.2021 - 21.8.2021
PISTO. (”STITCH.”) is a group exhibition by five Finnish contemporary artist. The Kunsthalle Seinäjoki program team has curated en exhibition with young artists who all use textile as technique and material in their articic practice. The artists also share a playful and on the other hand an editorialised attitude , as well as the adaptive use of a traditional technique. The exhibition is in dialogue with the space: The building Kalevan Navetta, nowadays the art and culture centre, functioned as a baize factory in 1909 – 1929. After that the building served as a warehouse for the Finnish Military Forces for decades, but now in 2020s it’s home for soft materials, as the local crafts centre is one of the organizations inhabiting it.
The artists in the exhibition are Anni Haunia, Erika Hirsimäki, Ilai Elias Lehto, Ninni Luhtasaari and Anna-Karoliina Vainio.
Read art curator Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen’s text about the exhibition and the artists’ short biographies on the exhibition guide. Exhibition_guide_Pisto.pdf
Photo on the right: Exhibition view at Vintti, photo by Jenni Latva.