Come to Finland – Paradise calling -poster exhibition
”Come to Finland – Paradise calling” is a touring poster exhibition held across Finland and a number of other countries tracing Finland’s evolution from an unknown principality under the Russian Czar into the promised land of romance as portrayed in travel posters. Spanning a period of over one hundred years, the posters illustrate how Finns have wanted to be perceived by others over the decades while at the same time providing a link from the past to the present in the form of more recent works by contemporary artists.
With tongue in cheek, the exhibition displays late 19th-century text posters depicting an insecure country seeking its place in Europe, contrasted by the confident, colourful and exuberant images of the early years of independence, giving rise to a delightful insight: Finland has always been a glamorous, cosmopolitan and open-minded country with a unique asset – nature.
Along with the posters, the exhibition celebrates the artists such as Axel Gallén-Kallela, Oscar Furuhjelm and Erik Bruun while a more recent view of the country is given by contemporary artists Katja Tukiainen, Kaisa Leka and Linda Bondestam.
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