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Group exhibition in Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki

May 2022

Catalogue can be ordered >here<

Participating artists

Carina Ahlskog (fi)

Cora Wöllenstein (De)

Sylvia Javén (fi)

Ustina Yakovleva (Rus)

I curated the exhibiton by inviting the artists to Helsinki to exhibit together under the title “Sedan reste jag mig”, a Swedish word play being understood as “Then I rose up”, the word reste also meaning "traveled". I have known the artists for years via other art projects in various places and countries, but it was exciting to bring them together since they did not know each other.

After the pandemic, the meaning of movement seemed to have shifted. I invited the artists by asking: What does it mean to rise up, to move your body, to travel, where is your home, where are you going?

The catalog

can be ordered as a book or pdf:




Cora Wöllenstein exhibited the serie "The palace inside of me" and the pantings "Her majesty left the room" and "The great duel"

Ustina Yakovleva exhibited her textile work "Winter. Chakola" from her seriers Northern Forests and a series of embroidered photographs from various landscapes she has traveled through.

Carina Ahlskog exhibited "UPS and DOWNS", a dance performance with five dancers in collaboration with Alpo Aaltokoski dance Company

I, Sylvia Javén, exhibited an installation in twelve pieces, "Every place I ever see will continue a life of its own".


During the exhibition, the artists held workshops connected to their materials or artworks. The audience was invited to take part in the workshop and create their own artwork responding to the theme and situation. Three workshops were held with Sculpture, movement, and embroidery on photography.