The North as a Meaning in Design and Art – seminar
Korundi, Rovaniemi 30.-31.10.2015
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STILL/LIFE Tapio Wirkkala Retrospective

Korundi , Rovaniemi, 30.10.2015-28.2.2016

“The North as a Meaning in Design and Art” will offer an opportunity to explore the significance of the North, drawing on the example of the work of Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk. The focal question is: What has the North meant to design and art – to individual artists and their art and to national and regional design and art cultures? During the conference an exhibition ”STILL/LIFE Tapio Wirkkala Retrospective” will be opened in the Korundi House of Culture, part of the Rovaniemi Art Museum. The exhibition is being arranged by the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation.

The exhibition will celebrate Wirkkala’s long career in design and art. The exhibition also places Wirkkala in dialogue with today’s artists and creative minds. The curator and exhibition architect will be the designer Harri Koskinen, whose exhibition concept is built around Wirkkala’s design and life’s work. The exhibition will also present designs and projects that were not realised.