“Silence is a whisper between life and death”
When and how memories vanish? How volatile is a memory? Do we vanish when the very last person who has met and talked to us, dies? Saarto has been inspired by Japanese Jisei (a.k.a. death) poetry and the burnt in shadow of a unidentified person at the stone steps of the Sumitomo Bank, Hiroshima.
"We do not believe in ghosts, nor in photographs. We believe in each other.”
New Ghosts is a photographic series by a father and his daughter, something they have been working on together since 2011, when Astrid was four. In this series moments of happiness, play, and escapism walk hand in hand with the darker tones of life. This photographic series has two authors: an adult and a child – both with their own voices as artists. In the photographs these voices are simultaneous, overlapping and completing each other.
A group of 19 international artists coming from Sweden, Norway and Portugal are connecting with Finland through a contemporary printmaking exhibition project to be presented at Galleria Ratamo, with opening on the 2nd of May at 17h. Besides this exhibition, a polyester workshop will be also given by one of the participating artists, Naoji Ishiyama. This 3rd exhibition of the project Connecting Provincial Workshops and International Printmakers happens with the support from Jukka Partanen, the Curator of the Art Museum of Jyväskylä and Swedish – Finnish Foundation.
Galleria Ratamo organizes exhibitions for printmaking, drawing and photography based work. Printmaking and drawing exhibitions can be applied for from the Jyväskylä Art Museum and photography exhibitions can be applied for from the Centre for Creative Photography.
Submissions for Printmaking Exhibitions
The Jyväskylä Art Museum organizes 6-8 exhibitions per year. Each exhibition is programmed for 3 ½ weeks. The application deadline for exhibitions in 2022 is April, 30 2021. The decisions will be made till the end of May.
The exhibitions in Galleria Ratamo present contemporary Finnish and international printmaking and photography. The exhibition programme for Galleria Ratamo is decided by the Jyväskylä Art Museum, and the Centre for Creative Photography. Both respectively organize 5-6 exhibitions per year.