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Tiketti Galleria


The music spotlight usually focuses on the Artists and the Orchestras who perform the music. Teosto – Out of Love for the Music: In a Creative Space -photographic exhibition at Tiketti Galleria will bring the creators into the spotlight, the composers, lyricists and arrangers. The distinguished characters portrayed in the photographs taken by AJ Savolainen do not appear in their artistic or performer roles but as musicians – at work, in their creative space.

In a Creative Space -exhibition will offer a glimpse into the profession of a musician and the making of music. The circumstance and the environment where music is made can be very private and simple in comparison to the showy performance situation. A few will think of the where, how and with what instruments music is actually written.

So far Photographer AJ Savolainen has shot images that have become part of Teosto’s branding out of twenty composers, lyricists and arrangers at work either in an authentic or as realistic as possible environments. The imagery will portray a snapshot from behind the scenes, in the moment of creativeness that we can then hear and experience as music in our own life situations.

At the Tiketti Galleria exhibition the musicians sharing their more private world and creative spaces through Savolainen’s images are: Anna-Mari Kähärä, Anssi Kela, Cecilia Damström, Chisu, Eija Hinkkala, Iiro Rantala, Jare Brand, Jenni Vartiainen, Kaija Saariaho, Knipi, Leif Segerstam, Matti Mikkola, Mikko Kuustonen, Noah Kin, Petri Somer, Sauli Zinovjev, Tido, Timo Lassy, Tuomas Holopainen and Ville-Petteri Galle.

Teosto ry
Teosto works actively to ensure that the professional musicians in Finland are able to operate in good conditions and that we all get to enjoy music easily. Teosto has been doing this since 1928 – Out of Love for the Music. The exhibition photograps are part of the visual rebranding that was created for Teosto’s 90th Anniversary celebrated in 2018. The Head Designer for the visual rebranding was Tommi Mustonen of the Tweed Agency along with Jan Schulte-Tigges.

Photographer AJ Savolainen

AJ Savolainen (b. 1974) is a photographer specialised in portraits. For the past 20 years Savolainen has worked for magazine houses, record companies and advertising agencies. He is especially well-known for his music industry imagery, which include pictures taken of alternative artists, front row stars as well as folk and metal musicians. Savolainen has shot record covers and promotional pictures for e.g. Anssi Kela, Pelle Miljoona, CMX, Johanna Kurkela, Viikate, Pekko Käppi and many others. For further information please visit AJ Savolainen’s website.

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.



Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6, Helsinki •