Ars Viikinsaari 09

Environmental Art Exhibition


In July daily, not on Mondays in August
Departure from Laukontori harbor every hour
Boat tickets: Adults 8 €, senior citizens and students 7 €, children (age 4–17) 4 €.

Welcome to the vernissage Sat 11.7. 19:00-00:30

Viikinsaari is a beautiful summer recreation island only 20 minutes boat trip away from Tampere city center. Every summer the Fine Art students of TAMK School of Art and Media host an environmental art exhibition on the island in cooperation with the City of Tampere Cultural Office. This year the exhibition is called Ars Viikinsaari 09.

The artists are: Vera Arjoma, Anni Hujala, Riikka Kunnari, Tuija Lappalainen, Petra Lukkari, Vili Nissinen, Karoliina Paappa, Kristian Tuomainen and Päivi Viinikainen.

The artists describe their work:
"The reality of the nature and human created culture meet at the Ars Viikinsaari 09 exhibition. Nine artists take in various ways advantage of the means of modern art in their works. The works open a dialogue with the environment and the viewer, inviting to reflect on the human relationship with nature, its meaning and essence.

The works communicate about the tension between the momentary and the permanent, about the effects of deeds and events, and the desire and longing of the human to be close to the nature, although grown away.
The methods used include sculpture, photography and installations. In some of the works recycled materials, even waste have been used.

Nature does not consider which social class humans belong to, it is the same for everyone. And the human traces are ultimately the same."

Viikinsaari island

Pictures: Making of Ars Viikinsaari by Vili Nissinen