Art book sales event

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki
Tennis Palace Art Museum

HAM, in cooperation with publishers and art museums in Uusimaa, will be holding an art book sale…

HAM, in cooperation with publishers and art museums in Uusimaa, will be holding an art book sales event on Saturday 11 December from 11:30 to 19:00. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse a comprehensive collection of Finnish art literature. Museums and publishing houses will be selling their books, and new books will be discussed on stage. In addition to this, HAM will be holding a workshop at 14:00–16:00 that is all about making art in book form, and the HAM Shop museum and online shop will be offering discounts on select art books all day.

Participating publishers:ParvsMusta TaideKustannus TaideRooftop Press

Participating museums and foundations:Didrichsen Art MuseumFinnish Museum of PhotographyPro Artibus


Stage programme 12:00–17:00:

12:00–12:30 Art historian Marko Home, interviewed by art historian Sandra Lindblom 

Marko Home: Eino Ruutsalo – Painter of kinetic pictures Painter and filmmaker Eino Ruutsalo (1921–2001) opened up new avenues in the field of Finnish art in the 1960s by boldly combining different forms of expression and creating his works in collaboration with musicians, poets and dancers.

12:30–13:00 Photographer Lauri Eriksson, interviewed by Professor of Art History Ville Lukkarinen 

Lauri Eriksson: Fog-blurred landscape – Polaroids of local nature Polaroid pictures are beautiful, fragile and unique, like life itself. Photographer Lauri Eriksson took Polaroids of local nature – of the disappearing strips of greenery between buildings and blocks – and discovered a powerful experience of the virtue of landscapes and the nostalgia of places.

13:00–13:30 Art historian Riitta Ojanperä, interviewed by HAM curator Heli Harni 

Riitta Ojanperä: Greta Hällfors-Sipilä and Sulho SipiläGreta Hällfors-Sipilä and Sulho Sipilä are among the most eager to experiment modernists in Finnish art. The lively duo fell in love at art school in the 1910s and stayed together ever since. The work is part of a series on the artists included in HAM’s collections.

13:30–14:00 Hanna-Reetta Schreck, interviewed by HAM curator Kati Nenonen

Hanna-Reetta Schreck: I paint like God – The life and art of Ellen Thesleff Ellen Thesleff (1869–1954) is considered one of the first Finnish expressionists and one of the most notable Nordic painters in history. She was also a pioneer in many ways at a time when it was much more difficult for female artists to gain recognition in the art world.

14:00–14:30 Photography art books are booming – Discussion between Director of the Finnish Museum of Photography Elina Heikka and Director of the Association of Photographic Artists Henna Harri 

The annual Photobook Award highlights high-quality and interesting new photography art books. The award is given out collaboratively by the Association of Photographic Artists and the Finnish Museum of Photography. Elina Heikka and Henna Harri discuss the award, its significance to the industry and winners and finalists from recent years.

14:30–15:00 Artist Tuukka Kaila talks about the publication operations of publishing house Rooftop Press 

Established by artists Tuukka Kaila and Timo Vaittinen, Rooftop Press is an artist-centric publishing house that explores publishing as an artistic practice and publications as a space for contemporary art.

15:00–15:30 Painter Marjatta Hanhijoki, interviewed by Minna Sirnö, director of the library and cultural services of Orimattila

Hanna Johansson, Erkki Anttonen, Eeva Holkeri: Marjatta Hanhijoki – Visibly Painter Marjatta Hanhijoki is known for her watercolours full of everyday poetry and sensitive, yet confident graphics, which often feature the artist’s friends and colleagues. These intimate pictures depicting closeness and togetherness also serve as a study of womanhood and the essence thereof.

15:30–16:00 Camilla Granbacka, interviewed by Timo Valjakka 

Gösta Diehl: cubist, colourist and cosmopolitanPainter Gösta Diehl (1899–1964) is one of the most notable Finnish modernists. He was part of the Prisma artist group, which found great success in the art world. Diehl explored a wide range of styles during his long career, eventually becoming best known for his cubist and colourist paintings.

Changes to the timetable are possible.