Friday, April 15, 2016

Antonyms for hindered

Advance, aid, allow, assist, encourage, expedite, facilitate, forward, further, help, begin, free, go, let go, liberate, permit, promote, push, support, approve, loosen, open, release, start, unblock.

"hindered". Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition. Philip Lief Group 2009. 06 Aug. 2017

BEHIND THE SEEN 2016 - Finnish and German ceramic art exhibition

15.04. - 08.05.2016 at Porvoo Art Hall

The theme for the exhibition was collaboration and it's hidden nature in ceramic art. The artworks exhibited at Porvoo Art Hall have been created in a multiprofessional collaboration or contemplated the exhibition theme otherwise, since we asked the exhibiting Finnish and German artist and artist groups to approach the exhibition theme freely. The exhibition call was open for The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo and German Kunsthandwerker Baden-Württemberg e.V. members.

Ute BeckGermany
Åsa HellmanFinland
Katri-Maria HuhtakallioFinland
Catharina KajanderAntero Kahila & Kirsi PoutanenFinland
Markus KlausmannGermany
Katja KotikoskiFinland
Tiia MatikainenFinland
Angela Munz & Claudia MayerGermany
Heide NonnenmacherGermany
Matias LiimatainenMari Paikkari & Laura PehkonenFinland
Riikka Latva-Somppi & Mervi HaapakoskiFinland
Heidi Aulikki PuumalainenFinland
Veera TamminenFinland
Satu TurunenFinland
Barbara WielandGermany


We have asked the Finnish and German individual artist and artist groups to study the exhibition theme in their art works but to approach the theme freely. The submitted art works have been curated to exhibit the multiple view points.  

The theme and the art works will be based on ceramic material and the idea of material based art, craft and design. The exhibition will convert the discussion to the field of contemporary art. For curating and researching the subject we'll bring other materials next to ceramics. For the show, we were looking for pieces that have been created in a multi professional collaboration and art works that will contemplate the subject otherwise. 

The exhibited artworks are created in collaborations, for example Catharina Kajander’s terracotta sculpture has been created together with a musician and Barbara Wieland’s ceramic works ponder the after effects of an art project with refugee children. The artists groups will create new artworks for the show while interacting with each other, and also the past collaborations will be exhibited, such as Markus Klausmann’s hommage art works, or the results of Riikka Latva-Somppi’s and Mervi Haapakoski’s creative working processes. The upcoming ceramic art exhibition will bring up the hidden collaborations as well, therefore, the collaborators on the background such as mold makers and wood firers will be shouted out.

The ceramic art exhibition Behind the Seen is a part of a long term project between The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo and the German Bund der Kunsthandwerker Baden-Württemberg e.V. The exhibition in Porvoo is a mutual gesture for a long term collaboration with our German colleagues and a response for a collaborative ceramic art exhibition held at the Historical Ceramics Museum at the Ludwigsburg castle in Summer 2014.

Currently the project aims to travel as a new exhibition to Germany.