FEMINIST CULTURE HOUSE EXHIBITION: PLANTASY
3.12.2021 - 9.1.2022 (closed 23.12. - 2.1.)
Opening 2.12.21 18>
Vaasankatu 15, Helsinki, 00500
Opening hours / visiting hours: Thu- Fri 14-18, Sat-Sun 13-17
Imagined as a collectively constructed garden for dreaming a utopian “now”, the Plantasy exhibition seeks to provide a safe space for artists and curators to play, dream, work together, be vulnerable, and experiment within a caring ecosystem. Curators Gladys Camilo and Jonni Korhonen invited a group of artist-friends—Ignata Elana, Ama Essel, Aava Eronen, and Viljami Nissi—to explore “how we come to be together”. Their commissioned artworks—a mixture of video, sound, photographic installations, contemporary ryijy and paintings—are embedded within a plant-based environment conjured by the curators. Visitors are invited into a playful space in which they might wonder what blooming feels like in their bodies.
Feminist Culture House
Feminist Culture House (FCH) is an intersectional feminist organisation based in Helsinki, Finland, working with and for underrepresented artists and arts workers. Its current active co-founders are curators Katie Lenanton and Orlan Ohtonen, who work closely with a working group of curators, artists, arts workers and researcher associates. www.feministculturehouse.org
In the Nestee Program, FCH shares their experiences and learnings about feminist curating with 2 early career curators, supporting their practice as they organise exhibitions and commissions.
For this exhibition, FCH borrows a space at Vaasankatu 15 in Helsinki which was previously occupied by Outo Olo and Sorbus.