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Yrjö Kukkapuro: Magic Room

Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA presents the colourfully imaginative, experimental work of a designer who has left a long-term mark on Finnish design, Yrjö Kukkapuro.

EMMA presents the colourfully imaginative, experimental work of a designer who has left a long-term mark on Finnish design, Yrjö Kukkapuro.

 Celebrating the designer’s 90th birthday, the exhibition is a fresh, significant inroad continuing EMMA’s extensive offering as an exhibitor of design. Besides looking back at Kukkapuro’s design career, Yrjö Kukkapuro - Magic Room pairs his designs with his beloved, long-term source of inspiration: art.

Kukkapuro’s connections with modern and postmodern art are highlighted in this exhibition, which sparks the imagination by introducing his furniture designs and prototypes in dialogue with works of art. Some of the featured artists are Kukkapuro’s close friends, while others are more distant sources of inspiration. 

 

The exhibition includes, among others, works by Matti Kujasalo, Lars-Gunnar Nordström, Airi Snellman-Hänninen, Silja Rantanen and Osmo Valtonen, mostly curated from EMMA’s own collections. Also presented are works by Kukkapuro’s wife Irmeli Kukkapuro.

 

EMMA

1.3.2023-14.1.2024

 

Tue, Sat-Sun 11.00-17.00

Wed-Thu 11.00-19.00

Fri 11.00-21.00

 

Admission fee 10/20€, under 18 and over 70 yrs free entry

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