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Hibernate

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Published: 27.05.2021

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Hibernate was founded in 1999 in Finland. 4 group members mostly work separately, but they get together to give feedback and criticism, and exhibit their work.
Hibernate (from left to right: Jenni Sokura, Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen and Tarja Tuupanen) Hibernate (from left to right: Jenni Sokura, Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen and Tarja Tuupanen)
Helena Lehtinen. Necklace: Paanajärvi, 2019. Textile, glass beads.. 68 x 23 x 3 cm. Helena Lehtinen
Necklace: Paanajärvi, 2019
Textile, glass beads.
68 x 23 x 3 cm
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Helena Lehtinen. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Vintage textiles, glass beads.. 65 x 35 x 3 cm. Photo by: Johannes Wilenius.  
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Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Vintage textiles, glass beads.
65 x 35 x 3 cm
Photo by: Johannes Wilenius
 
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Helena Lehtinen. Necklace: Souvenirs, 2020. Collection of readymade amber necklaces.. 260 x 3 x 2 cm (Length: 520 cm). Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2020. Amber Prize. . Helena Lehtinen
Necklace: Souvenirs, 2020
Collection of readymade amber necklaces.
260 x 3 x 2 cm (Length: 520 cm)
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2020
Amber Prize.

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Helena Lehtinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Glass beads, silver, textile.. Helena Lehtinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Glass beads, silver, textile.
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Eija Mustonen. Set: Apron and Mittens, 2014. Nickel silver, copper.. Photo by: Jesse Pylsy. Eija Mustonen
Set: Apron and Mittens, 2014
Nickel silver, copper.
Photo by: Jesse Pylsy
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Eija Mustonen. Object: Mittens, 2015.  Copper, nickel silver and leather.. Photo by: Jesse Pylsy. Eija Mustonen
Object: Mittens, 2015
 Copper, nickel silver and leather.
Photo by: Jesse Pylsy
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Eija Mustonen. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Nickel silver, copper.. 10 x 12 x 2 cm. Photo by: Jesse Pylsy. Eija Mustonen
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Nickel silver, copper.
10 x 12 x 2 cm
Photo by: Jesse Pylsy
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: About ornament iv, v, 2020. Used marble tableware, brass.. 10 x 10 x 0.5 cm per. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. From series: About ornament. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: About ornament iv, v, 2020
Used marble tableware, brass.
10 x 10 x 0.5 cm per
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
From series: About ornament
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: About Ornament 3, 2020. Used marble tableware, ribbon.. Stone part: 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm, whole length: 66 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: About Ornament 3, 2020
Used marble tableware, ribbon.
Stone part: 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm, whole length: 66 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Used marble tableware, steel wire, veloursticker, brass.. 7 x 14 x 3,5 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Used marble tableware, steel wire, veloursticker, brass.
7 x 14 x 3,5 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Pearls, 2019. Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.. The pile ca. 60 x 70 x 30 cm, length when in a row, 6.5 m. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Pearls, 2019
Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.
The pile ca. 60 x 70 x 30 cm, length when in a row, 6.5 m
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Jenni Sokura. Object: Untitled, 2017. Wood (alder), beeswax.. 16 x 2 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Kimmo Heikkilä. From series: Take away. Jenni Sokura
Object: Untitled, 2017
Wood (alder), beeswax.
16 x 2 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Kimmo Heikkilä
From series: Take away
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Jenni Sokura. Object: Untitled, 2017. Porcelain, plastic bags, rubber band.. 14 x 10 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Kimmo Heikkilä. From series: Take away. Jenni Sokura
Object: Untitled, 2017
Porcelain, plastic bags, rubber band.
14 x 10 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Kimmo Heikkilä
From series: Take away
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Jenni Sokura. Object: Packed lunch, 2019. Tile, mortar, textile, plywood, paint.. 18 x 8 x 3 cm. From series: Take away. Jenni Sokura
Object: Packed lunch, 2019
Tile, mortar, textile, plywood, paint.
18 x 8 x 3 cm
From series: Take away
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Intro
Hibernate group was founded in 1999, in Finland. The consistence of the group has changed through the years but in its current form Hibernate is Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen, Jenni Sokura, and Tarja Tuupanen. The thing that unites the group is the common passion towards contemporary jewellery and friendship. The group members mostly work individually, separately, but they get together to give feedback and criticism. They show the work together, combining them with an exhibition installation that supports the pieces. The installations are always designed and build together. From the past 20 Hibernate exhibitions, fifteen have been abroad and five in Finland.

Statement

Each group member is born in a separate decade, Helena is born in the 50's, Eija 60's, Tarja 70's, and Jenni in the 80's. All the group members born in certain decades were not planned in the beginning, but it has become significant. The age difference between Helena and Jenni is about 30 years, which gives a lot of different perspectives and opinions.  Sometimes it is quite clear that we present different times, for example in aesthetics or the targets of interests.

HELENA LEHTINEN loves kitsch and minimalism. She collects most of her materials from second-hand stores and transforms them into something new. She is trained as a traditional silversmith, but she has always made contemporary jewellery. Her works are like delicate stories, which are connected with everyday life, gardens, home, and kitchen.
 
EIJA MUSTONEN works at the moment with metal, like nickel silver and copper for example.
Mittens and apron protect. They are used while shoveling, harvesting, hammering, gardening, cooking. Mittens protect hands from dirt, hard work, heat, and cold. They are symbols for work, they represent manual labor. These nickel-silver and copper mittens are made by using my early skills: I was educated as silversmith 30 years ago. With this work, I want to honor the craft and especially smithing.
 
TARJA TUUPANEN has always worked with stone, her practice is dominated by it. The relationship to it is so thorough that it becomes more than just a material to begin with.  Whether the stone is in its natural form or industrially made item, it always has individual material character, cultural references, physical realities, and value or status aspects which has to be considered and to get acquainted with. 
 
JENNI SOKURA has lately been working with themes such as food and cultural meanings attached to it as well as Finnish cultural traditions and folklore creating both objects and wearable pieces.  She is not loyal to any specific material or technique: what is best for the particular work is what matters. Copper, wood, and enameled pieces have been on Jenni’s focus lately.
 

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2021:
Exhibition  29 Apr 2021 - 29 May 2021  Simultaneousness by Finnish Collective Hibernate.
2016:
2015:
Exhibition  12 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015  Hibernate.

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Book:  Hibernate, Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen and Tarja Tuupanen. Lehtinen, Helena; Mustonen, Eija; Tuupanen, TarjaHibernate:  Lappeenranta,  2016
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