03.02.2020 - 12.03.2020
On display at SEB: Sari Palosaari: On The Cusp of The Still Untitled
Sari Palosaari’s new artwork On The Cusp of The Still Untitled (2020) consists of natural stones, which are prepared so as to seem that they have split on their own accord. Palosaari's installation is shown as the 6th and the last part of SEB's and EMMA’s series of new collection works that will be presented for the first time in the SEB lobby area.
Sari Palosaari (b. 1975) is a Helsinki-based visual artist whose work often involves found objects, processing them subtly and drawing attention to their intrinsic features. On The Cusp of The Still Untitled consists of brass objects, a brass platform, and natural stones, a characteristic element in Palosaari’s work.
The stones used by Palosaari are prepared so as to seem that they have split on their own accord. Such splitting is caused by “snail dynamite”, an expanding substance that creates pressure inside the stone, eventually causing it to crack. The moment of splitting cannot be predicted or controlled: it takes place in its own time.
As part of a collaborative venture between EMMA and SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken), a series of works recently added to EMMA’s collection will be exhibited in the lobby of SEB’s headquarters. SEB embraces the belief that creativity, innovation and courage are critical in building a better world. EMMA is in turn an art museum that strives to engage the community and offer powerful encounters with art: we reach out and bring art to where people are.
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