The Tempora mutantur anniversary exhibition showcases the recent comics by the current members of the Finnish contemporary comic association Kutikuti. The works have been created specifically for the anniversary exhibition using a screen printing technique. The colorful combination of large comics reflects the diverse styles and narrative methods of Finnish comics in 2015.
The artists in the exhibition are Sami Aho, Mari Ahokoivu, Benjamin Bergman, Heta Bilaletdin, Terhi Ekebom, Roope Eronen, Matti Hagelberg, Jyrki Heikkinen, Mikko Huusko, Ville Kallio, Jan Konsin, Leo Kuikka, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Tiina Lehikoinen, Mikko Luostarinen, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Eeva Meltio, Tommi Musturi, Lauri Mäkimurto, Pauliina Mäkelä, Reetta Niemensivu, Jyrki Nissinen, Aapo Rapi, Kati Rapia, Hannele Richert, Heikki Rönkkö, Anna Sailamaa, Kari Sihvonen, Katri Sipiläinen, Petteri Tikkanen, Tuomas Tiainen, Katja Tukiainen, Riitta Uusitalo, Jari Vaara, Emmi Valve, Amanda Vähämäki and Mikko Väyrynen.
Kutikuti was established in Helsinki in 2005. Over the years Kutikuti (www.kutikuti.com) has grown from an artistic collective into an association, but it has always been a pioneer of contemporary Finnish comics. Kutikuti’s aim is to promote the status of new and high quality Finnish comics in Finland and abroad. The association publishes new comics in its quarterly comic tabloid Kuti and in its own series of publications. It also holds exhibitions and participates in a variety of relevant events. The association has a studio and a screen printing press in Helsinki. The association currently has 39 comic artists as members. Kutikuti is one of the internationally best-known phenomena in the Finnish comic scene.
The 10th anniversary exhibition of Kutikuti has been supported by Grafia, the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Regional Fund, the Finnish Comics Society, the Arts Promotion Center Finland and Frame Visual Art Finland.
Exhibition opening 12 May, 5 PM
Exhibition duration: 12 May - 12 June
The Exhibition in Riga is organized in collaboration with kuš! komiksi and Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and the Finnish Embassy in Riga and it marks Nordic Council of Ministers’ 25th anniversary and the Finland’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ in year 2016.