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MIA & TARJA by Mia Maljojoki and Tarja Tuupanen

Exhibition  /  11 Feb 2022  -  09 Mar 2022
Published: 07.03.2022
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Intro
The two artists Mia Maljojoki and Tarja Tuupanen hail from the same region of North Karelia, in their mutual homeland of Finland. Today they live in different parts of Europe but from time to time still cross each other’s paths during their international jewellery engagements, at exhibitions and other events. Immediately they are connected by Karelian, the dialect, and the past, adventures, and experiences which are part and parcel of their ancestry.
/ Dr. Phil. Ellen Maurer-Zilioli

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Mia Maljojoki, Tarja Tuupanen
About series Aino - the Moonwalker by Mia Maljojoki
In this series, I have been researching the movements of the moon. Last year I spent the month of May in Koli, in the national park in North-Karelia, Finland. During this month I was gazing towards the sky, to the nature up there and observing the effects moon gives with its constant movement around the sun.
Moon contains all layers of experiences from the fullest and brightest to the hidden and dark. Is the bright side only bright or do light and dark always exist together? Could light exist without darkness? To me seems that they always exist together in nature and within us. In these pendants, I choose to bring the joy up and stay on the bright side of the moon.
Moon is a feminine symbol and we women are connected to its lunar cycles.
The name Aino, meaning "the only one", in the title, was invented by Elias Lönnrot who composed the Kalevala. In the original poems, she was mentioned as "the only daughter" or "the only sister”. (Wikipedia)

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About Tarja Tuupanen's work
Tuupanen's jewellery is always connected with stone and in the latest works, the theme is the ornament.
Inspired by decorative household objects found from secondhand markets, made from marble or alabaster, Tuupanen has begun to study the theme of ornament. These objects form a visual background at the studio, a pile of things that are a bit outdated but not antique. The decoration and ornaments in them are sometimes well-made, sometimes hastily done in souvenir style, but always appealing. In past times for craft makers, an ornament in artifact was an act of finesse, or the ornament has been used to cover the mistakes in industrial production. What it could be for an artist today?
For Tuupanen ornament is alluring and forbidden. She studies this topic in the series of necklaces made mainly from black marble. The grayish color gives a smooth background for the ornamental forms, the soft material gives pleasure in technical making. Remaking and repetition are elementary for the topic and in the process. The decoration lies heavily on the body or escapes to be a sculptural object.

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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aino - the Moonwalker #1, 2022. Dental plaster, pigments, acrylic paint, rose petals, silver.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Aino - the Moonwalker. Unique piece. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aino - the Moonwalker #1, 2022
Dental plaster, pigments, acrylic paint, rose petals, silver.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Aino - the Moonwalker
Unique piece
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aino - the Moonwalker #2, 2022. Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Aino - the Moonwalker. Unique piece. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aino - the Moonwalker #2, 2022
Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Aino - the Moonwalker
Unique piece
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aino - the Moonwalker #3, 2022. Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Aino - the Moonwalker. Unique piece. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aino - the Moonwalker #3, 2022
Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Aino - the Moonwalker
Unique piece
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aino – the Moonwalker #4, 2022. Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Aino – the Moonwalker. Unique piece. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aino – the Moonwalker #4, 2022
Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Aino – the Moonwalker
Unique piece
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aino – the Moonwalker #5, 2022. Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Aino – the Moonwalker. Unique piece. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aino – the Moonwalker #5, 2022
Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Aino – the Moonwalker
Unique piece
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aino – the Moonwalker #6, 2022. Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Aino – the Moonwalker. Unique piece. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aino – the Moonwalker #6, 2022
Dental plaster, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, textile.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Aino – the Moonwalker
Unique piece
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament X, 2021. Marble, cotton cord, paint.. Diameter of the biggest stone part: 9 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Unique piece. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament X, 2021
Marble, cotton cord, paint.
Diameter of the biggest stone part: 9 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
Unique piece
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament XI, 2021. Marble, string.. Length: 150 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Unique piece. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament XI, 2021
Marble, string.
Length: 150 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
Unique piece
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament XII, 2022. Marble, cotton cord, paint.. One stone part: Length 9 cm, diameter 6 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Unique piece. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament XII, 2022
Marble, cotton cord, paint.
One stone part: Length 9 cm, diameter 6 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
Unique piece
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament XIII, 2022. Marble, alabaster, different threads.. The biggest stone part: length 11 cm; diameter 6 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Unique piece. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament XIII, 2022
Marble, alabaster, different threads.
The biggest stone part: length 11 cm; diameter 6 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
Unique piece
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament XIV, 2022. Marble, silver, thread.. Length of the stone piece: 22 cm; diameter: 3 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Unique piece. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament XIV, 2022
Marble, silver, thread.
Length of the stone piece: 22 cm; diameter: 3 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
Unique piece
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament XV, 2022. Marble, thread.. Diameter of the stone part: 10 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Unique piece. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament XV, 2022
Marble, thread.
Diameter of the stone part: 10 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
Unique piece
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