If you would like to see an exhibition this month I would highly recommend you going to Althofen and visiting the Treibacher Industrie AG. As you might already know the company is interested in art and organizes concerts and exhibitions every year. This time I was also invited to exhibit a few photographs next to the paintings and artworks of known artists as Ulrich Plieschnig, Matthias Buch and Lorenz Friedrich. The well-attended exhibition opening took place on Tuesday. I was really excited and also proud to be part of this event. The group exhibition can be seen until 16.11.2017.
Whenever I get asked why I like to travel to Tampere I always answer I love to go there because of the great mix of nature and city life. These two elements perfectly complement each other and for someone like me who needs both aspects to be completely happy, it is a great possibility to combine them. Depending on what you would like to do, it is easily to get around and it only takes a ten-minutes-walk to reach the city centre or some great outdoors.
One of my favourite places in the city is the Finlayson art area which is always worth to check out. I must admit I also fell in love with those little design shops like Forget-Me-Not, Taito, Seele, PikkuPutiikit or Uhana Design and I bought some really lovely Finnish handmade products there. This time I also visited the reopened Moomin Museum which can be found in the Tampere Hall. There would be so many interesting museums in Tampere, but unfortunately my stay was too short to visit them all. I can promise you that you will never be bored in Tampere – there are so many possibilities waiting for you to be grabbed.
The forest is a place for me where I can calm down and relax. I feel like I am surrounded by a magical atmosphere and all those beautiful natural colors and shapes make me happy and worry-free. I discovered PinjaPuu in a little eco design and vintage shop called Forget-Me-Not in the heart of Tampere, Finland. Those beautiful designs immediately caught my attention. Now I am able to take a little piece of Finland and the calming feeling of the forest with me every day and everywhere.
Pinja Kärkkäinen is a young Finnish designer who makes nature-inspired jewelry and accessories. The jewelry line is called PinjaPuu which means “Pine tree” in English. The jewelry is made of Finnish birch plywood, it is light as a feather, produced ecofriendly and rich in detail. You can definitely see that Pinja puts a lot of effort in her handmade jewelry line and that she truly loves her job: Not only the jewelry, but also the packaging is designed and made with love.
David Reumüller, who is an artist and musician from Graz, shows a performative installation at the Neue Galerie Graz that concerns central questions of identity-formation and the cult of stars. Mostly it is about Johannes Silberschneider who is also known as “Johnny Silver”.
The exhibitions runs until 14.05.2017.