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Sparkling Eyes – Humour in Finnish Jewellery

Exhibition  /  24 Nov 2007  -  27 Apr 2008
Published: 22.11.2007
Sari Liimatta. Sculpture: The Amulets, 2006. Sari Liimatta
Sculpture: The Amulets, 2006
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Intro
(...) As a theme, humour is pretty rare in jewellery or in the field of design in general, yet it’s the idea behind this exhibition. (...)
Sparkling Eyes – Humour in Finnish Jewellery is an exhibition of Finnish jewellery built round the theme of humour. Some 18 Finnish jewellers were invited to exhibit their latest works based on this idea. Each participant offers a varying, personal starting point, ranging from the Tarantino road movie-like romanticism of Pyry Tamminen to the outer space visions of Janna Syvänoja.

The participants represent the full diversity of modern Finnish jewellery – they are designers, craftsmen and others working in the various branches of the industry, professionals whose work is known and recognised internationally. The idea of the exhibition was to seek a variety of interpretations from people with different backgrounds around the theme of humour. The meanings and quality they have bestowed on their works are a guarantee of sparkling eyes.

As a theme, humour is pretty rare in jewellery or in the field of design in general, yet it’s the idea behind this exhibition. And the sparkling element, well many things sparkle: diamonds, money, metal, even humour itself. It’s a question of an emotion, passion, humour.

Remarks

The exhibition has been supported by Fiskars Corporation, FT-Transport Oy, SaarikorpiDesign Oy, Aktia and Backers.

Information:
Kirsti Doukas, tel. 040 556 4716, kirsti@saarikorpidesign.fi
Kristian Saarikorpi, tel. 040 510 9257, kristian@saarikorpidesign.fi
Pirkko Tuukkanen, tel. 040 511 4780, pirkko.tuukkanen@pirkkot.pp.fi

Onoma, tel. 019 2777 500,
onoma@onoma.org
FiskarsInfo, tel. 019 2777 504,
fiskars.info@fiskars.fi


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Maria Nuutinen. Button: Nappikauppaa, 2007. Maria Nuutinen
Button: Nappikauppaa, 2007
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Eija Mustonen. Brooch: Kamee, 2007. Eija Mustonen
Brooch: Kamee, 2007
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Janna Syvänoja. Brooch: Sylissämme avaruus, 2007. Janna Syvänoja
Brooch: Sylissämme avaruus, 2007
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