TIKETTI GALLERIA AND RUISROCK: " HERE A HUMAN IS HAPPY" BY JOONAS BRANDT AND JOHANNA SINKKONEN
Artworks created at Ruisrock by Joonas Brandt and Johanna Sinkkonen will be on display at Tiketti Galleria from Thursday 14th September. The exhibition will return the viewer to the moods of last summer’s biggest festival in a unique way.
Here a human is happy –exhibition consists of visual artist Johanna Sinkkonen’s, and photographer and photojournalist Joonas Brandt’s artworks created at Ruisrock in the summer of 2017. Sinkkonen perpetuated moments from the festival by drawing as part of the Ruisrock sideline program. Brandt photographed Ruisrock behind the scenes in places where the usual festival goer won’t normally have access to.
Golden Memories –series created by Johanna Sinkkonen has been generated from sketches made at Ruisrock. Sinkkonen’s quick way of working was filmed from the artist’s perspective and shown on the giant screens next to the festival stages. Whilst sketching the surrounding space, it is most important for her to draw what she sees instead of what she knows.
’’Framing the artworks with massive old golden frames, I place the so-called prestigious art level with the lighter content. My artworks radiate summer, carelessness and joy of the moment. These themes with the heavy golden frames create interesting contrasts and make one think of the momentousness of life and living in the moment. Living in those moments where golden memories are made.’’ Sinkkonen explains.
Unusual moments from the music festival have been selected into the series of Joonas Brandt’s artworks. Brandt describes his way of photographing as spontaneous reacting. Brandt’s photographs that are shown at Tiketti Galleria will bring back summery festival moments into the viewers minds, but from situations and angles that the viewer has not been able to access before. Even if the end result is considered, the entity originates out of coincidence and capturing it.
’’I moved around the festival area looking for interesting angles and subjects to photograph. Often the eyes catch situations, which have an unusual feature or nuance.’’ Brandt tells.
Ruisrock is the highlight of the summer for thousands of Finns. The festival offers powerful emotions, experiences and unforgettable encounters. At their best, festivals are an escape from everyday life; a space, where it is joyous for a human to exist. The most delightful weekend of the summer will stay in the minds of festival goers and artists for a long time after the festival, and a festival that was experienced together will be returned to over and over again.
Ruisrock is so much more than just music and every year we have an amazing array of artists from different fields along. We want to bring these unique artworks that are inspired and generated by Ruisrock, to be seen outside of the festival, summarises Ruisrock promoter Mikko Niemelä.
The exhibition entity presents the boundless sense of community of the festival goers as well as the private space of the festival, the back stage areas, where the artists get ready to rise to the stage in front of the big audiences.
Tiketti Galleria opened its doors in 2015 and aims to bring a touch of club-like atmosphere into the field of art and in return curates art one step closer to the friends of good music. This experimental art space that is situated on Urho Kekkosen katu in Helsinki, exhibits artists’ works in which music and art live side by side and mix harmoniously.