14.8.2020 – 4.9.2020
Mariliina Valkama // Hortus
Pispalan valtatie 131, Tampere
Avoinna / Open 24/7
Lisätietoa / More information: www.tampereentaidehalli.fi
Plants enable a diverse life on Earth. By their action, they affect both the oxygen content of the atmosphere and the circulation of nutrients and water. Man has always needed plants for food and shelter.
I am interested in the relationship between man and plants. The garden is one of the stages of the coexistence of man and plants. Man turns and fertilizes the land. Man plants vegetables in it. So does man take advantage of plants? Or does the plant use man as a soil cultivator and pest control?
Mariliina Valkama (b.1969, Kangasala)
Lives and works in Tampere.
Mariliina Valkama works mainly with plant art. Temporality is strongly present in her works
Yösäilö (eng. Night Safe) gallery is vitrine gallery founded in 2016. The gallery is located at the entrance of Tampere Kunsthalle. Each exhibition is curated by one of the members of Tampere Kunsthalle. Works that consider the historical, political and economical context and the public space surrounding the gallery are emphasized in the curating process. Yösäilö gallery is free of charge for the artist.
Tampere Kunsthalle (former Tesoma Kunsthalle) is a is a collective, self-organized studio and do-it-yourself-exhibition space all in one.
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