Eggert Pétursson: Untitled (Nordurland Tröllaskagi), 2011, The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection © Ari Karttunen / EMMA
Eggert Pétursson: Untitled (Nordurland Tröllaskagi), 2011, The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

25.04.2013 - 22.03.2015

Events In Nature

The landscapes of contemporary art may owe a debt to the traditional way of depicting nature and the landscape, but most typically, they are something completely different. They ask questions about changes in the environment, time and movement, and call into question our relationship with nature. Are we a part of creation or are we exploiters of nature?

The landscapes of contemporary art may faithfully reproduce the visible reality or show us things that cannot be touched: air, wind, water vapour, light, sound, electricity. Or they may reflect emotional states or mindscapes. The exhibition assembled of works in the Saastamoinen Foundation’s art collection looks at these themes from different perspectives. Most of the works on display were created since 2000.