It started with the idea of showing a few artists on the theme Finnish manliness and it ended up with two shows called PASSION.

It works like a rally race: Jörgen starts and installs his art, later Jouni comes and changes the show around. We hope to see you at both openings.

Jörgen Erkius (Sweden)
Lives and works in Berlin. Erkius’ work is based on a performance-like process. It’s often a kind of circuit: it starts, goes on and ends, returning to a path similar to the one from which it began. This process is documented. Sometimes the result is photos, sometimes video. The objects he uses are gone: something has changed; there is a trace of the happening left.

Jouni Partanen (Finland)
Lives and works in Lahti, Finland. Partanen often works spontaneously within or with a given social context. He is a performance artist, often within collaborations, but also works with drawings and objects. He uses himself as an object and as a frame of reference. This is a process where a series of performances, previously made objects, drawings and, sometimes, personal belongings lead to an installation.

Ulrika Ferm
Platform is an exhibition and project room in Vaasa, Finland, run by artists and designers. It was founded in 2000 due to a need to see, talk about and practice contemporary art in a town that, from a contemporary art perspective, is situated on the periphery.

Platform arranges and produces exhibitions, projects and seminars according to longer-term themes. Many of Platform’s projects are characterized by social interaction where the local community becomes involved.

Like MAMA, Platform is one of the founding members of the StabilityMobility Network.


Curated by Ulrika Ferm, with the contribution of Jörgen Erkius, Jouni Partanen

About HOME

HOME is the leitmotiv by which we encourage conversation about conceptions regarding belonging, representation and identification. HOME is a fundament, the place you return to and anchorpoint for the journey onward. HOME (offline as well as online) is the start of feeling connect to others. Under the name HOME we also present exhibitions in the showroom of MAMA. In collaboration with young makers we express interpretations about HOME | IN REAL LIFE | NETWORKS.


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