Visual Artist Satu Kalliokuusi

ANTHROPOSCENE

ANTHROPOSCENE

9.2. – 27.3.2019



Paintings by Satu Kalliokuusi




Artists‘ Association of Lapland:


Gallery Kellokas

Yllästunturi National Park Visitor Center

Kolari (FIN)











TAKING A STAND FOR NATURE! 


ANTHROPOCENE – WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND?



Paintings by Satu Kalliokuusi at Artists‘ Association of Lapland’s Gallery Kellokas, Ylläs-Pallas National Park Kellokas Visitor Center.


In her art, Satu Kalliokuusi handles changes in nature and what is possibly left behind for future generations. When working on her pieces, she has reflected, among other things, on what kind of impact the mining project that has been planned close to the village of Äkäslompolo, and the planned construction of the railroad all the way to the Arctic Ocean would have on the fragile nature of Lapland.


The exhibition displays pieces of art painted with organic and ecological materials, and documentary filmed by Satu Kalliokuusi on the art project “Hannukainen’s national park” during the Art Äkäslompolo community and environmental art event in the summer of 2018. Editing and text by media artist Johanna Väisänen.


Antropocene is the current geological period characterized by human influence on nature. The marks of this new epoch will remain in the geological layers long after the cities have

disappeared. At the same time, the sixth mass extinction has started – a wave of extinction caused by human action. It has led to the extinction and reduction in number of several species in the holocene epoch. The speed of extinction has accelerated

considerably in the last centuries, and after the year 1900 it has been hundredfold compared to normal.


Visual artist Satu Kalliokuusi is a member of Artists‘ Association of Lapland, Artists‘ Association of Helsinki and Finnish Painters‘ Union. In Lapland, she has previously managed and curated the Art Äkäslompolo event, among other things.


The exhibition is part of the Art Äkäslompolo 2019 program.

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Gallery contact information:

Yllästunturi National Park Kellokas Visitor Center

Tunturintie 54, 95970 Äkäslompolo (Kolari)

Open: 28.1.–28.4.2019, Mon to Sun 9–17

Tel: 0206 39 7039

kellokas(at)metsa.fi


ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Guardian
100 X 200 cm, Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

VITAE RUBUS CHAMAEROBUS
Life of the Cloudberry
100 X 100 cm, Mixed media,
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

LUNA URSI
Moon of Bear
100 X 100 cm, Mixed media:
Satu Kalliokuusi 2019

LUNA LUPUS
Moon of Wolf
100 X 100 cm Mixed media:
Satu Kalliokuusi 2019

LUCUS DOLOR 
Tree of Sorrow
100 X 100 cm, Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2019

MONITUM BETULA NANA 
Warning of the Dwarf Birch
100 X 100 cm Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2019

DEPOPULOR
Wastes
100 X 100 cm Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

ANTHROPOCENE Anthroposcene
100 X 100 cm, Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

GOLD RUSH:
Golden Moon III
50 X 50 cm Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

GOLD RUSH:
Golden Moon II
50 X 50 cm Mixed media
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

GOLD RUSH:
Golden Moon I
50 X 50 cm Mixed media,
Satu Kalliokuusi 2018

SEMINAR:

To Whom the Pit is Dug?


23.3.2019 at 15.00-17.00


The mini seminar on the pros

and cons of the mining…


Yllästunturi National Park

Visitor Center Kellokas,

Kolari (FIN)


Part of the seminar has been

filmed by Yle Finland 

TV-program Politiikan Suomi (2021)