Photo Ostaritutkimuksia-projekti (c) Miina Pohjolainen
Shopping Mall Investigations
Shopping Mall Investigations project has established a temporary art and research space in the old Konalanvuori Shopping Centre
Shopping Mall Investigations project has established a temporary art and research space in the old Konalanvuori Shopping Centre, which will open its doors in August. The program includes an exhibition, a research day, a video art screening event and an open reading circle.
The artists participating in the exhibition are Nikki Jääskeläinen, Saara-Maria Kariranta and PWSC (Shubhangi Singh and Kush Badhwar), whose works will develop and blossom on site during the summer. Salla Valle and Miina Pohjolainen are presenting an archival collection dealing with Helsinki’s shopping malls from the 50s and 70s.
The architecturally distinctive shopping center of Konalanvuori was completed in 1961 and designed by Erkki Karvinen, known for his mall architecture. The future of the building is uncertain and there have been discussions of its demolition for a long time.
Shopping Mall Investigations is an art and research project that started from a blog of Miina Pohjolainen and Salla Valle, addressing structural changes in society and economy through the case of old shopping malls in Helsinki.
Konalanvuori Shopping Centre, Riihipellonkuja 3
3.-28.8.2022 exhibition, daily 13.00-18.00
17.8. Research Day
27.8. Kino Club x Ostaritutkimuksia video art screening
4.-24.8. Reading circle 4.8 / 11.8 / 17.8 / 24.8