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Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Degree Show 2017

Exhibition  /  Schools Degree Show 2017  /  22 Apr 2017  -  27 May 2017
Published: 29.05.2017
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Intro
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences are presenting their graduate exhibition of Fine Art’s BA students in exhibition Auditoitu.
 

Artist list

Kristiina Hallantie, Tuija Hirvonen-Puhakka, Ville Ilmaranta, Ida Immonen, Lauri Inkinen, Jussi Järvinen, Annina Kettunen, Joni Korhonen, Johanna Laaja, Anne Leppänen, Anni Myllyniemi, Minna Mänttäri, Noora Pesonen, Samuli Poutanen, Anne Rantakylä, Saimi Suikkanen, Olli Tammi, Wanda Vähäkangas
Auditoitu is a graduate exhibition of Fine Art’s BA students from the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Each year the graduates make an exhibition in collaboration with the Imatra’s Art museum where the exhibition takes its place. The thesis works consists of two parts: a written study which enhances the art works that are presented in the exhibition.
Thesis work offers the students a great opportunity to deepen their knowledge of certain themes and techniques. Each student is able to choose their own subject and approach it from their own perspective. The Saimaa UAS unit of Fine Art’s consist of five departments: painting, printmaking, photography, sculpting and jewellery art. This year graduating students of jewellery art department were focusing on quite different topics: masculinity, details of nature and storytelling.

Exhibition was consisting of two parts held in Imatra Art Museum.
Guiding teachers: Anna Rikkinen - jewellery artist, Hannu Castrén - art critic, Jenni Sokura - lecturer, tutor teacher.
Jussi Järvinen. Pendant: Horny, 2017. 24 k gilded brass, carabiner, rope, wood, copper, ceramics.. Photo by: Jussi Järvinen. 
. Horny series consists of fifteen horns made of different materials. Horns can be worn like pendants on the body. They show diversity of masculinity and comment gender normativity. Various features of the horns question confined understanding of masculinity.
. The purpose of the study was to investigate masculinity through jewellery art. The thesis dealt with the interface between horns and masculinity through gender studies for example. Horn jewellery was also examined from the point of view of relation between men and jewellery.
.  . Jussi Järvinen
Pendant: Horny, 2017
24 k gilded brass, carabiner, rope, wood, copper, ceramics.
Photo by: Jussi Järvinen

Horny series consists of fifteen horns made of different materials. Horns can be worn like pendants on the body. They show diversity of masculinity and comment gender normativity. Various features of the horns question confined understanding of masculinity.
The purpose of the study was to investigate masculinity through jewellery art. The thesis dealt with the interface between horns and masculinity through gender studies for example. Horn jewellery was also examined from the point of view of relation between men and jewellery.

 

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Jussi Järvinen. Pendant: Horny, 2017. 24k gilded brass and carabiner, wood, ceramics.. Photo by: Jussi Järvinen. Jussi Järvinen
Pendant: Horny, 2017
24k gilded brass and carabiner, wood, ceramics.
Photo by: Jussi Järvinen
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Jussi Järvinen. Pendant: Horny, 2017. 24k gilded brass & carabiner, rope, wood, stone, copper, ceramics, bioresin, wax, plaster.. Photo by: Jussi Järvinen. Jussi Järvinen
Pendant: Horny, 2017
24k gilded brass & carabiner, rope, wood, stone, copper, ceramics, bioresin, wax, plaster.
Photo by: Jussi Järvinen
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Anni Myllyniemi. Head Piece: Bride, 2017. Bark, copper, enamel, metal dusts, hair clip.. Photo by: Anni Myllyniemi. 
. My thesis is formed from five hair/head jewellery pieces, which have been inspired by combining historical and cultural designs from Eastern countries and Finland’s nature.
. The countries that I chose to use as a source material for the designs are India, Korea and Japan, because of my own personal interest to these countries and their cultures. And Finland’s nature is represented in the forms of mimicking the leaves of trees by forging and enamelling and taking actual natural pieces and caste them in silver. With these techniques, I wanted to replicate and preserve the natures fragility into something more durable and time lasting. However, I didn’t want the metals to be the only material, so I added pieces of tree bark to two of the works, to give them more of a natural feeling.
.  . Anni Myllyniemi
Head Piece: Bride, 2017
Bark, copper, enamel, metal dusts, hair clip.
Photo by: Anni Myllyniemi

My thesis is formed from five hair/head jewellery pieces, which have been inspired by combining historical and cultural designs from Eastern countries and Finland’s nature.
The countries that I chose to use as a source material for the designs are India, Korea and Japan, because of my own personal interest to these countries and their cultures. And Finland’s nature is represented in the forms of mimicking the leaves of trees by forging and enamelling and taking actual natural pieces and caste them in silver. With these techniques, I wanted to replicate and preserve the natures fragility into something more durable and time lasting. However, I didn’t want the metals to be the only material, so I added pieces of tree bark to two of the works, to give them more of a natural feeling.

 

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Anni Myllyniemi. Hair Pin: Her Majesty the Queen, 2017. Silver, patina.. Photo by: Anni Myllyniemi. Anni Myllyniemi
Hair Pin: Her Majesty the Queen, 2017
Silver, patina.
Photo by: Anni Myllyniemi
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Anni Myllyniemi. Hair Pin: Maiden, 2017. Silver.. Photo by: Anni Myllyniemi. Anni Myllyniemi
Hair Pin: Maiden, 2017
Silver.
Photo by: Anni Myllyniemi
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Noora Pesonen. Object: Forgotten cottages, 2017. Stone, photograph, glue.. From series: Book of Stone. 
. There are no limitations in the field of art. I wanted to use this phrase as an encouragement when I first started to sketch my idea for thesis work. The idea was simple: carved stone is blended with photographs and the underlying theme is storytelling. I was intrigued by the unusual combination. How documentaristic touch of photography will merge itself with the raw surface of stone? I tried to create quite seamless mixture and offer the viewer a feeling of connection between these two very different mediums. A serie of 18 objects, called Book of Stone was born.
.  . Noora Pesonen
Object: Forgotten cottages, 2017
Stone, photograph, glue.
From series: Book of Stone

There are no limitations in the field of art. I wanted to use this phrase as an encouragement when I first started to sketch my idea for thesis work. The idea was simple: carved stone is blended with photographs and the underlying theme is storytelling. I was intrigued by the unusual combination. How documentaristic touch of photography will merge itself with the raw surface of stone? I tried to create quite seamless mixture and offer the viewer a feeling of connection between these two very different mediums. A serie of 18 objects, called Book of Stone was born.
 

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Noora Pesonen. Object: Trees are telling tales, 2017. Stone, photograph, glue.. From series: Book of Stone. Noora Pesonen
Object: Trees are telling tales, 2017
Stone, photograph, glue.
From series: Book of Stone
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Noora Pesonen. Object: Stonefactory, 2017. Glue, Stone. From series: Book of Stone. Noora Pesonen
Object: Stonefactory, 2017
Glue, Stone
From series: Book of Stone
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