SARA HILDÉN ART MUSEUM
The Associates exhibition celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Tampere Artists’ Association. It presented works of six members of the association who are also represented in the collection of the Sara Hildén Foundation.
The museum had invited Tomas Byström, Tuula Lehtinen, Osmo Rauhala, Teemu Saukkonen, Jyrki Siukonen and Ilkka Väätti, all born in the 1950s, to participate in the exhibition. They began their careers in the 1980s, when boundaries were broken and new forms of art and media of expression were sought in Finnish art. Emphasis was given to the content and conceptuality of art as well to the visual exploitation of historical sources and portrayals of the times. The artistic prowess of these artists has received the recognition of the art world in the course of their long careers, and the exhibited works show that they continue to be actively creative.