Our Experts


Eija Aarnio

Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

The sublime, Finnish avant-garde, Ismo Kajander, the new materialist account of contemporary art

Recent publications

‘From the Sublime to a Sense of Disorientation. Experience between Nature and Culture’, In Elements (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘Remarks on Beauty.’ In Kiasma goes Taidehalli, A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2014. http://www.kiasma.fi/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/KgoesTHenglish.pdf

‘Physical Phenomena and Natural Materials – The Challenges in Collection Management.’ In Kiasma Hits (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2013.

 


Erkki Anttonen

PhD, Senior Specialist, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

The history of printmaking, 20th-century Modernism

Recent publications

‘Artists in the Collection’. In Masters of 20th-Century Italian Art. The Rolando and Siv Pieraccini Collection. Ateneum Publications Vol. 73. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery /Ateneum Art Museum, 2015.

Livio Ceschin: Menneisyyden jäljet (Livio Ceschin: Traces of the Past). Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Sinebrychoff Art Museum, 2015.

 


Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff

PhD, Senior Curator, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

Finnish and European art of the 19th- and early 20th centuries, Symbolism, revivalist movements, colour theories and practices

Recent publications

‘Correspondences – Jean Sibelius in a Forest of Image and Myth’. In Hanna-Leena Paloposki (ed.), Sibelius and the World of Art, Ateneum Publications Vol. 70. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, 2014.

‘Beda Stjernschantzin maisemat / Nocturne. Beda Stjernschantz landskap’ (Nocturne – Landscapes of Beda Stjernschantz). In Itha O’Neill (ed.), Beda Stjernschantz 18671910. Ristikkoportin takana / Bakom gallergrinden. Amos Andersonin taidemuseo. Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2014.

 


Kirsi Eskelinen

PhD, Museum Director, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

 

Research interests

Italian Renaissance painting, 16th-century Venetian painting

Recent publications

Jacopo Bassano freskomaalarina. Cartiglianon ja Enegon kirkkojen freskot: konteksti, rekonstruktio ja tulkinta. (Jacopo Bassano as a Fresco Painter. The Frescoes of the Cartigliano and Enego Parish Churches: Context, Reconstruction and Interpretation.) Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran toimituksia / Finska kyrkohistoriska samfundets handlingar 206. Helsinki: Suomen kirkkohistoriallinen seura 2008. Väitöskirja / Dissertation: Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki, 2008.

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‘Giovanni Boccati, The Adoration of the Magi – a Masterpiece’; ‘Marten de Vos, studio, The Crucifixion – the painting’s relation to comparable works’. Both in Arts Memory: Layers of Conservation. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Sinebrychoff Art Museum, 2005.

‘Girolamo Sellari aka Girolamo da Carpi, The Holy Family with John the Baptist’; ‘Leandro da Ponte aka Leandro Bassano, The Adoration of the Shepherds’; ‘Pietro della Vecchia aka Pietro Muttoni, The Dice Players’, and ‘Bartolomeo Tarsia (Tersia), St. Christopher’. All in Janne Gallen-Kallela-Sirén et al. (eds.) Humanismin lähettiläät: italialaisia taideaarteita Belgradin kansallismuseon kokoelmista & valikoima italialaista taidetta suomalaisista kokoelmista (Envoys of Humanism: Italian art treasures from the collection of Belgrade National Gallery and a selection of Italian art from Finnish collections) (exhibition catalogue). Tampere: Tampereen taidemuseo, 2005.

 


Anne-Mari Forss

Producer, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

Environmental aesthetics, everyday aesthetics, phenomenology

Recent publications

‘The Aesthetics of Dwelling’, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, Vol 1, (2), 2014.

‘Hyperreaalinen Rooma.’ In Anne-Mari Forss and Tarja Rannisto (eds.) Kaupunkien estetiikkaa. Joensuu: University Press of Eastern Finland, 2013.

Paikan estetiikka. Eletyn ja koetun ympäristön fenomenologiaa’. Helsinki: Yliopistopaino Kustannus, 2007.

‘Asuminen liikkeenä’. In Arto Haapala and Ossi Naukkarinen (eds.) Mobiiliestetiikka Kirjoituksia liikkeen ja liikkumisen kulttuurista, Raportteja No. 3. Lahti: Kansainvälinen soveltavan estetiikan instituutti, 2006.

 


Leevi Haapala

PhD, Museum Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

 

Research interests

Contemporary art, contemporary art collections, moving image, installation art, site-specific art, psychoanalytic art research, uncanny, rereading Modernism, post-Internet art

Recent publications

Eye, phallus and fantasy: recurring figures in the paintings of Markus Heikkerö’. In Saara Hacklin (ed.), Markus Heikkerö. Life’s a bitch, baby. A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 149. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

 


Saara Hacklin

PhD, Curator, Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

Contemporary art, phenomenology, spectatorship

Recent publications

‘From Self to the Other – Portraits of Impossibility?’. In Saara Hacklin & Arja Miller (eds.), Elements / Face to Face Portrait Now. A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

The Political and the Visual? Understanding the politics of contemporary art through Merleau-Pontys phenomenology. Conference paper presented at Adversity and Creation, the 39th annual meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Aug, 2014.

‘Konstmässan och barn: Pilvi Takalas The Committee’, Kultur og Klasse, vol 43, 118, 2014. http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/kok/article/view/19843

‘Divergencies of Perception. The Possibilities of Merleau-Pontian Phenomenology in Analyses of Contemporary Art’. University of Helsinki: doctoral thesis, 2012. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-10-7605-3

‘Lesson, Testimony, Specimen: The Many Incarnations of the Document in Contemporary Art’. In Eija Aarnio & Patrik Nyberg (eds.), Reality Bites. The Document in Contemporary Art, A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2012.

‘Travelling tools and concepts, adjusted to new conditions’. In Annu Wilenius (ed.), Bare House exhibition project. Helsinki and Pori: Aalto University publication series & Pori Art Museum Publications, 2011. https://shop.aalto.fi/media/attachments/af3b5/BareHouse.pdf

 


Leena Hannula

Head of Education, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

Museum education, senior citizens in museums, hands-on learning

Recent publications

‘Historical Art Museums and Art Education finding Audience Experiences’. In Mira Kallio-Tavin & Jouko Pullinen (eds.), Conversations on Finnish Art Education. A School of Arts and Design and Architecture publication. Helsinki: Aalto Arts Books, 2015.

‘Highlights in Museum Education’, Journal of Literature and Art Studies, April 2014, Vol. 4, No. 4.

 


Salla Heino

Curator, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

Collection studies, history of art history, 19th-century art

Recent publications

‘Symbolismia ja kansallisia kaikuja? Näkökulmia Beda Stjernschantzin luonnoksiin ja kuvituksiin’ (Symbolism with National Echoes? Perspectives on the Sketches and Illustrations of Beda Stjernschantz, 1867–1910). In Itha O’Neill (ed.), Beda Stjernschantz 18671910: Ristikkoportin takana / Bakom Gallergrinden. Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2014.

 


Timo Huusko

PhD.Lic., Senior Curator, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

Art criticism, transnationality in Finnish Modernism

Recent publications

‘Art Criticism and Finland’s Road to Independence’. In Muzeja raksti 6 (Museum Writings 6, Collection of writings of the Latvian National Museum of Art). Riga: Latvian National Museum of Art, 2015.

‘The Reception of Cubism in Finland’, Journal of the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, ars 47, No. 2, 2014.

‘National Art and the Nation of Artists in the Nordic Countries’. In Nordic Art: The Modern Breakthrough 18601920 (exhibition catalogue). München: Hirmer Verlag, 2012.

‘Finnish Nationalism and the Avant-Garde’. In Hubert Van den Berg et al. (eds.), A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925. Avant-garde Critical Studies 28. Amsterdam / New York: Rodopi, 2012.

 


Helena Hätönen

Curator, Archive Collections, Finnish National Gallery

Research interests

Finnish art in the 19th century, the 18th-century church paintings of Petter Lang

Recent publications

Helena Hätönen et al., ‘Taidesalongin näyttelyhistoria 1915–2015 / Konstsalongens utställningshistoria 1915–2015’ (The Expography of Taidesalonki Art Gallery 1915–2015). In Christina Bäcksbacka & Sanna Tuulikangas (eds.), Satavuotisen toiminnan jälkiä / Spår av en hundraårig verksamhet. Taidesalonki 19152015 / Konstsalongen 19152015. Kirjokansi 84. Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2015.

‘Sources for Ilya Repin Researchers in the Finnish Central Art Archives’. In Repin. A Russian Masters Life and Work in Finland (exhibition catalogue, Estonian / Russian / English editions). Tallinn: Kadriorg Art Museum / The Art Museum of Estonia, 2013.

Kuvataidekritiikin alkuvaiheet suomalaisessa lehdistössä. Julkaisu Suomen Taideyhdistys. Lähteillä-sivusto/webpage. Valtion taidemuseo/Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto. Copyright Kansallisgalleria ja tekijä, 2011. http://www.lahteilla.fi/fi/page/suomen-taideyhdistys-kuvataidekritiikin-alkuvaiheet-suomalaisessa-lehdistössä

Taidenäyttelytoiminnan alku Suomessa. Julkaisu Suomen Taideyhdistys. Lähteillä-sivusto/webpage. Valtion taidemuseo/Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto. Copyright Kansallisgalleria ja tekijä. 2011. http://www.lahteilla.fi/fi/page/suomen-taideyhdistys-taidenäyttelytoiminnan-alku-suomessa

‘Ilona Hariman arkisto. Ilona Hariman tuotantoa’ (Ilona Hariman’s Archive and Production). In Helena Hätönen & Riitta Ojanperä (eds.), Ilona Harima Valaistumisen tiellä. Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto 23. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery and Central Art Archives, 2011.

‘Pieniä lisäyksiä taidemaalari Ida Silfverbergin vaiheisiin’ (More information on Ida Silfverberg). In Hanna-Leena Paloposki (ed.), Muisto. Taiteilijakirjeitä, arkistoja ja kokoelmia. Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto 19. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery and Central Art Archives, 2010.

 


Kati Kivinen

PhD, Curator, Temporary exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

Artists’ moving-image practice, installation art, sound art, spatialisation of moving image, embodied experience, fragmented narrative, phenomenology, neo-/post-formalism, post-structural theory of narration, intermediality, gallery film

Recent publications

Toisin kertoen: kertomuksen tilallistaminen ja kohtaaminen liikkuvan kuvan installaatiossa (Stories Told Differently: The Spatialisation of Narrative and Encountering the Story in Moving Image Installations). Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery/ Publication of the Central Art Archives of the National Gallery No. 26, 2013. Dissertation: Helsingin Yliopisto / University of Helsinki, 2014. 978-951-53-3529-6 (nid.); 978-951-53-3530-2 (PDF), https://helda.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10138/42396/kivinen_vaitoskirja.pdf

‘Perceptible Radiation: Creative documentarism and experientialist essayism in Mika Taanila’s video installation The Most Electrified Town in Finland.’ In Leevi Haapala & Kati Kivinen (eds.), Mika Taanila: Time Machines (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 140. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2013.

‘Monitorista galleriatilaan – Videotaiteen ulosmarssi ei-kenenkään-maalta: Liikkuvan kuvan tilallistaminen suomalaisessa videotaiteessa 1990-luvulla ja vuosituhannen vaihteessa’ (From Monitor to Gallery Space: Spatialisation of the moving image in Finnish video art in the 1990s). In Päivi Rajakari (ed.), Pohjan tähdet – Suomalaisen valokuva- ja videotaiteen kansainvälistyminen. Pohjan tähdet -tutkimusryhmän yhteisjulkaisu. Helsinki: Suomen valokuvataiteen museo / Musta Taide, 2012. Published in FNG Research July 2015 https://research.fng.fi/2015/09/25/articles-from-monitor-to-gallery-space-spatialisation-of-the-moving-image-in-finnish-video-art-in-the-1990s/; due for publication in Nordic Outbreak, 2015.

‘Moving Image in the Gallery – The Multi-Screen Video Installation as an Affect Medium’, Cinéma & Cie International Film Studies Journal, Spring, 2011.

 


Reetta Kuojärvi-Närhi

Curator, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

18th-century Swedish art, portraits and miniatures

Recent publications

‘Pastel Painting – a Rococo Beauty in the Eyes of a Painter (Gustaf Lundberg, Countess Poaton)’; ‘Miniature portrait – The enigmatic Mr Brusell (Peter Hall, Johan Gottlob Brusell)’. Both in Reetta Kuojärvi-Närhi, Maija Santala, Ari Tanhuanpää, Anne-Mari Forss (eds.), Arts Memory Layers of Conservation, Sinebrychoff Art Museum Publications. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Sinebrychoff Art Museum, 2005.

 


Maritta Mellais

Curator, Archive Collections, Finnish National Gallery

Research interests

Provocative art, art in the 1960s

Recent publications

‘Imagination is the most meaningful field of science: Excerpts from Markus Heikkerö’s career and artisthood’. In Saara Hacklin (ed.), Markus Heikkerö  Lifes a bitch, baby , A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 149. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘Following the thread of Erkki Kurenniemi’s life’. In Maritta Mellais (ed.), Erkki Kurenniemi A Man From The Future, Central Art Archives 25. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archives, 2013. http://www.lahteilla.fi/kurenniemi/en/content/erkki-kurenniemi-%E2%80%93-man-future

‘Näkökulma Ars-näyttelyiden provokatiivisuuteen’. In Helena Erkkilä, Maritta Mellais (eds.), Ars 50 vuotta: muistoja, historiaa, näkökulmia, Central Art Archives 21. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archives, 2010.

‘Provokatiivista taidetta vai taiteellista provokaatiota’. In Matti Peltonen, Vesa Kurkela & Visa Heinonen (eds.), Arkinen kumous. Suomalaisen 60-luvun toinen kuva. Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2003.

 


Arja Miller

Chief Curator, Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

Contemporary art, popular culture, Pop Art, media art, Arte Povera, installation art, Minimalism, public art, interventions, activist art, curating, engaging audiences

Recent publications

‘Pop, Politics and Publicity – Jani Leinonen and the Legacy of Pop Art’. In Jani Leinonens Handbook of Disobedience, (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 148. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘Elements’. In Face to Face / Elements Collection (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘Icons of Our Time’. In Face to Face / Elements, Collection (exhibition catalogue) A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

Arja Miller and Päivi Oja (eds.), Kimpassa / Together: Kiasma + Marimekko. A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication, 145. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2014.

‘Good Morning Mr Orwell – Communication as a Theme in Art.’ In Kiasma Hits. A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication, 139. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2013.

 


Patrik Nyberg

Curator, Temporary exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

Theory, practice, and critique of representation, post-structural theory of subject

Recent publications

‘The Portrait in Bits and Pieces – Some observations on a genre on the move’. In Saara Hacklin & Arja Miller (eds.), Face to Face Portrait Now (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art publication 147. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘From repetition to duration – On the silence of Nduwayezu and the political aesthetics of Alfredo Jaar’. In Patrik Nyberg & Jari-Pekka Vanhala (eds.), Alfredo Jaar: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 141. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2014.

‘Autographies of the Documentary Image’. In Eija Aarnio & Patrik Nyberg (eds.), Reality Bites: the Document in Contemporary Art (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 137. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2012.

‘Quick-cuts in slowed time – On the paintings in Nina Roos’s ‘Borders’ series’. In Gertrude Sanquist and Patrik Nyberg, Nina Roos. Helsinki: Parvs Publishing, 2012.

 


Riitta Ojanperä

PhD, Director of Collections management, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

Research interests

Art discourse, positioned and plural modernisms, art-historical narratives as reflections of (national) identities, mythologies and visual art

Recent publications

‘From a Young Genius to a Monument’. In Hanna-Leena Paloposki (ed.), Sibelius and the World of Art, Ateneum Publications Vol. 70. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, 2014.

Renja Suominen-Kokkonen (ed.), Crossing between Textual, Positioned and Biographic, The Challenges of Biographical Research in Art History Today. Taidehistoriallisia tutkimuksia 46 / Konsthistoriska studier 46 (Studies in Art History). Helsinki: The Society of Art History in Finland, 2013. [Published in FNG Research, July 2015]

‘Taidetta vesien ääriltä (Art by the Water), Taiteen Vuoksi. In Kuvataidetta Saimaalta ja Vuoksen vesistön alueelta (exhibition catalogue). Lappeenranta: Etelä-Karjalan taidemuseo / Mikkelin taidemuseo / Kuopion taidemuseo, 2011.

Kriitikko Einari J. Vehmas ja moderni taide (The Art Critic Einari J. Vehmas and Modern Art). PhD dissertation. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archives, 2010.

‘What are Kalevala images built from?’. In, Riitta Ojanperä (ed.) The Kalevala in images. 160 years of Finnish art inspired by the Kalevala. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, 2009.

L art finlandais et la France, 1870–1914, Échappées Nordiques. Les maîtres scandinaves et finlandais en Franc 1870–1914. Lille: Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Sogomy, 2008.

Riitta Ojanperä (ed.), LHorizon inconnu. L’art en Finlande 1870–1920 (exhibition catalogue). Musée de Strasbourg 1999 / Palais des beaux-arts de Lille 1999-2000.

Riitta Ojanperä (ed.), Surface and Depth. Early modernism in Finland 1890–1920. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, 2001.

 


Anja Olavinen

Special Researcher, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

Helene Schjerfbeck, Hugo Simberg, Symbolism, conceptual art

Recent publications

Helene Schjerfbecks Image(s) of Men: “Please don’t call me ‘spiritual’ […] because I am not, they only think I am’. In Anu Utriainen & Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse (eds.) Helene Schjerfbeck: 150 years (exhibition catalogue). Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, 2012.

Kokeilevaa taidetta vastatuulessa. Elonkorjaajat 1970-luvun Suomessa’, 2010.
Valistamisesta vuorovaikutukseen, 2010.

‘Valistamisesta vuorovaikutukseen’. In Teijamari Jyrkkiö & Eija Liukkonen (eds.), Kokoelmalla on tekijänsä! Ateneumin kokoelmatoiminnan vaikuttavuus, Museologia 4. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archives, KEHYS, 2010.

‘Kokeilevaa taidetta vastatuulessa. Elonkorjaajat 1970-luvun Suomessa’. In Kati Lintonen (ed.), After Sauna Art. Helsinki: Maahenki and Finnish Museum of Photography, 2010.

See also: https://www.finna.fi/Search/Results?lookfor=Anja+Olavinen

 


Hanna-Leena Paloposki

PhD, Chief Curator / Archive and Library Manager, Collections, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

Research interests

Exhibition and museum history, cultural relations, nationalism, Finnish and Italian art and art field from the 1920s to 1940s, artists’ travels, archives

Recent publications

‘The Nation of Sibelius. Sibelius and the Construction of Finnish National Identity Abroad in the Early Decades of Finnish Independence’. In Hanna-Leena Paloposki (ed.), Sibelius and the World of Art, Ateneum Publications vol. 70. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, 2014.

Taidenäyttelyt Suomen ja Italian julkisissa kuvataidesuhteissa 1920-luvulta toisen maailmansodan loppuun (The role of art exhibitions in Finnish-Italian relations concerning the visual arts from the 1920s to the end of the Second World War). Helsinki: Valtion taidemuseo / Finnish National Gallery, Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto / Central Art Archives 24, 2012. PhD dissertation: Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki 2012. http://www.suomenkansallisgalleria.fi/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/18729_Paloposki_pdfversion_v02.pdf

‘Taiteilija Laura Järnefeltin Rooma’ (Artist Laura Järnefelt’s Rome). In Teppo Jokinen & Hanne Selkokari (eds.), Italiassa ja Saksanmaalla. Taiteilijoiden ja taiteentuntijoiden matkassa 18401930. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia 1328. Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2011.

 


Anne-Maria Pennonen

Curator (Exhibitions), Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

19th-century art, landscape painting in the 19th century, history of science, antiquity

Recent publications

In Pursuit of Geological Motifs Landscape Painting in Dresden and Düsseldorf 17801860, TAHITI Dossier 4, 2012.

Landscape Painting and Natural Sciences, as seen in the Artworks of Finnish, German and Norwegian Artists ca. 185080 (doctoral thesis to be published 2016).

 


Susanna Pettersson

PhD, Museum Director, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

 

Research interests

Museum history, collection studies, history of art history, 19th-century and modern art

Recent publications

Susanna Pettersson et al. (eds.), Encouraging Collections Mobility A Way Forward for Museums in Europe. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery, 2010.

Suomen Taideyhdistyksestä Ateneumiin. Fredrik Cygnaeus, Carl Gustaf Estlander ja taidekokoelman roolit. (From the Finnish Art Society to the Ateneum Art Museum. Fredrik Cygnaeus, Carl Gustaf Estlander and the Roles of the Art Collection.) Historiallisia tutkimuksia 240 / Dimensio: Valtion taidemuseon tieteellinen sarja 6. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura & Valtion taidemuseo 2008. Väitöskirja / Dissertation: Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki, 2008.

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For a full list of publications, please see: https://jyu.academia.edu/SPettersson

See also: http://375humanistia.helsinki.fi/en/humanists/susanna-pettersson

 


Marja Sakari

PhD, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

Phenomenological and psychoanalytical interpretation of contemporary art, conceptual art

Recent publications

‘Boundary crossings – the political postminimalism of Mona Hatoum’. In Christine Van Assche (ed.), Mona Hatoum. Exhibition catalogue. Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, Tate Modern & the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki Kiasma. Paris: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2015.

‘Unlike Minds: The Sleeping Artist and Other Modes of Resistance’. In Patrik Nyberg & Jari-Pekka Vanhala (eds.), Demonstrating Minds – Disagreement in Contemporary Art. A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 150. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must make art – On the early works of Alfredo Jaar’. In Patrik Nyberg & Jari-Pekka Vanhala (eds.), Alfredo Jaar. Tonight No Poetry Will Serve. A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 141. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2014.

‘Destabilised Gaze Positions and Reminders of Mortality’. In Patrik Nyberg, Jari-Pekka Vanhala & Maija Kasvinen (eds.), Marja Kanervo. Esiinkatoavaa = (Dis)appearing. A Museum of Contemporary Art publication 138. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2013.

‘The Sacred and the Art of Getting Bored’. In Satu Metsola & Taru Tappola (eds.), Full House, The Kouri Collection and American Minimalist Adventures. A Museum of Contemporary Art publication 115. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2008.

 


Ari Tanhuanpää

Senior Conservator, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

Research interests

Conservation and restoration theory and philosophy, art history, phenomenology

Recent publications

‘Vastauksia annettuuden kutsuun. Taideteoksen ilmeneminen toisen asteen representaatioissa’ (Responses to the Call of Givenness. On the Apparition of Artworks in Second-Order Representations). In Katariina Husso, Hanna Kemppi, Auli Martiskainen & Henni Reijonen (eds.), Elämän jälkiä, ikoneja. Konservaattori Helena Nikkasen juhlakirja. Heinävesi: Lintulan Luostari, 2015.

‘Ei ole ei-mitään. Georges Didi-Hubermanin tuskin havaittavan fenomenologia’ (There is not Nothing: Georges Didi-Huberman’s Phenomenology of the Barely Apparent). Synteesi 3, 2014.

‘Are We Dealing with Details or Patches? Technical Art History from a Critical Viewpoint’. In Tiina-Mall Kreem (ed.), Technical Art History Technics of Art History. Proceedings of the Art Museum of Estonia. Tallinn: Art Museum of Estonia / Kadriorg Art Museum, 2012.

‘Tekninen taidehistoria tutkimuksellisena lähestymistapana’ (Technical Art History as a Methodological Approach)’. In Annika Waenerberg & Satu Kähkönen (eds.), Taidetta tutkimaan, menetelmiä ja näkökulmia. Jyväskylä: Kampus kustannus, 2012.

‘Vanhan Eurooppalaisen taiteen konservoinnista ja maalaustekniikan tutkimuksesta’ (On the Conservation and Technical Research of Old European Easel Paintings). In Anu Niemelä & Teijamari Jyrkkiö (eds.), Museon arvoinen kokoelma! Sinebrychoffin kokoelmatoiminnan vaikuttavuus. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archive, 2012.

‘Undecidable Images’. In Minerva Keltanen (ed.), Jorma Puranen: varjoja ja heijastuksia Shadows and Reflections. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Sinebrychoff Art Museum, 2011.

 


Jari-Pekka Vanhala

Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Research interests

Contemporary art

Recent publications

‘Restoring His Story: On Alfredo Jaar’s Modest Film About the Death of an Extraordinary Intellectual’. In Alfredo Jaar: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 141. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2014.

‘The Artist Looked into the Mirror – And the Mirror Looked Back (on Kalervo Palsa)’. In Saara Hacklin & Arja Miller (eds.), Face to Face Portrait Now (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 147. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

‘Cristina Lucas: The Death of Liberty.’; ‘Out of Order: The Critical Works of Clara Iann’. Both in Demonstrating Minds: Disagreements in Contemporary Art, (exhibition catalogue), A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 150. Helsinki: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2015.

 


Ira Westergård

PhD, Chief Curator, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

Research interests

European art 1300–1600, Italian art 1400-1500, altarpieces, Florentine art, patronage studies

Recent publications

Markus Hiekkanen, & Ira Westergård, ‘Taito ja taide: käsityöläisestä renessanssineroon’ (Skill and art: from artisan to Renaissance genius). In Heikkilä, T. et al. (eds.), Euroopan historia, osa 2, Henki ja elämä. Helsinki: WSOY, 2012.

‘Vanhan Eurooppalaisen taiteen lukutaidosta ja vastaanotosta’ (On the reception and reading of Old Masters art). In Niemelä, A., & Jyrkkiö, T. (eds.), Museon arvoinen kokoelma! Sinebrychoffin kokoelmatoiminnan vaikuttavuus . Museologia 5. Helsinki: Valtion taidemuseo/ Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archives, 2012.

‘Domenico Ghirlandaion freskot Eliel Aspelinin tutkimuskohteena’ (The frescoes of Domenico Ghirlandaio as the focus of Eliel Aspelin’s studies). In Jokinen, T., & Selkokari, H., (eds.), Italiassa Saksanmaalla. Taiteilijoiden ja taiteentuntijoiden matkassa 18401930. Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2011.

‘Taidemuseoiden toimintaympäristö 2000-luvulla’ (The operational environment of art museums in the 21st century). In Pettersson, S. (ed.), Tulevaisuuden taidemuseo, Museologia 3. Helsinki: Valtion taidemuseo KEHYS / Finnish National Gallery & Central Art Archives, 2009.

Approaching Sacred Pregnancy: The Cult of the Visitation and Narrative Altarpieces in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence, (PhD dissertation, University of Helsinki). Bibliotheca Historica 109. Helsinki: SKS /Finnish Literature Society, 2007.