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Golden Age

Marita Liulia's interpretations of the Golden Age of art then and now

ART MUSEUM GÖSTA 5 November 2016–23 April 2017

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Marita Liulia’s Golden Age at Serlachius Museums

Marita Liulia's solo exhibition opens in Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä on 5 November 2016. Following several years’ preparation, the exhibition comprises one hundred new works: paintings, photographs, short films and videos and installations. The exhibition launches the Finland 100 Years celebrations.

With the term Golden Age she refers to the period prior to Finland’s independence, when artists created a Finnish identity for the country. Parallel to her own works, she has selected some master works of the Golden Age of Finnish art.

In Liulia's opinion, Finland’s second Golden Age is the period from the 1970s, when a small country rose quickly to become one of the world’s most advanced and affluent nations. But what does Golden Age mean today? Does art create a national wellbeing or in an era of individualism, is Golden Age also personal? A series of portraits of indigenous and new Finns have been created while pondering these issues.

The Finnish nature throbs in her paintings but world events, democratic crises, natural disasters, bomb strikes and the plight of refugees are also present. The stories associated with the paintings are presented both in the exhibition and in a book Golden Age, published simultaneously. The exhibition is on show until 23 April 2017.

 



ART MUSEUM GÖSTA 5 November 2016–23 April 2017