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Looking Forward and Back

Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, 11 February 2019

The series of portraits commissioned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation of the Chairs of its Board of Trustees has received its next instalment. The portrait of Timo Viherkenttä, who served as Chairman between 2012 and 2014, was painted by Anne Koskinen, and was unveiled on 11 February 2019.


Katse menneeseen ja tulevaan

Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Helsinki, 11. tammikuuta 2019

Kulttuurirahaston hallituksen puheenjohtajistaan maalauttama muotokuvien sarja on saanut jatkoa. Toimitusjohtaja Timo Viherkentän muotokuvan on tehnyt taiteilija Anne Koskinen, ja se paljastettiin 11.2. Viherkenttä toimi hallituksen puheenjohtajana 2012−2014.


Revelation portrait series

Timo Viherkenttä's portrait revealed at The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, Finland, 11 February 2019

The subjects of Anne Koskinen’s Revelation portraits are not subjects in any traditional sense. Instead, they are agents of will, depicted in a moment of contemplating approaching possibilities. The epiphany of the Revelation series is the secret text contained within the layers of each portrait— a particular thought or ideal notated at the time of the painting, that will eventually be revealed. In the spirit of a revelation, the paintings change over time, disclosing the hidden text to future viewers


Time of Stone

Serlachius Museum Gösta, Mänttä, Finland, 13 October 2018 – 14 April 2019

Six contemporary artists bring forth those unlimited contents and forms that stone can take in skillful hands.


Anne Koskinen – Kiven aika (video)

Serlachius Museum Gösta, Mänttä, Finland, 13 October 2018 – 14 April 2019

Kuvanveistäjä Anne Koskinen (s. 1969) veistää hienovaraisesti jääkauden siirtelemiä luonnonkiviä löytäen niistä ihmislasten hahmoja. Hänen teossarjansa saksankielisellä nimellä Findling on kaksoismerkitys, joka tarkoittaa sekä siirtolohkaretta että löytölasta.


Four Elements

Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland, opened 23 November 2018

Collection Exhibition


Female Figures – The Kultaranta Sculpture Exhibition

The Summer Residence of the President of Finland, Kultaranta, Naantali, Finland, 13 June – 2 September 2018

The exhibition is organised by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation in association with the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland.


Guardians

Axel Pairon Gallery, Knokke, Belgium, 1 – 30 June 2018

New works


Vexi Salmi's Collection

Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani, Finland, 24 May – 26 August 2018

Finnish contemporary art and German Expressionism


In Need of a Guardian

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland, 7 September – 1 October 2017

New works

The artist can be met at Galerie Anhava at 2 p.m. on Sunday, 24 September.

Anne Koskinen will light the candles of the Guardian pieces in the basement of Galerie Anhava at 2 p.m. on Sunday, 10 September, 24 September and 1 October.


Skulptur Contemporary Sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors. English. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz. 2015. 104 pp., 65 ills. 22.30 x 29.70 cm. clothbound. ISBN 978-3-7757-4043-2

skulptur includes exceptional work by seventeen contemporary sculptors from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden who were selected by the Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.


Touch

EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland, 28 May 2015 – 18 March 2018

Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection Exhibition


Reflection

Galerie Werner Klein, Cologne, Germany, 17 January – 28 February 2015

Anne Koskinens Holz-, Bronze- und Steinskulpturen, ihre Aquarelle und ihre Zeichnungen mit Gold stehen immer in direktem Bezug zu ihrer Biografie und Lebenswelt. Die unterschiedlichen Werkgruppen zeugen von großer Souveränität im Umgang mit Idee, Technik und Material. Die Ausstellung gibt einen Überblick über die letzten 15 Jahre ihrer künstlerischen Arbeit


after nature. Strategies of nature in contemporary sculpture

Bettina Berg, Yvette Deseyve & Veronica Wiegartz (eds.). nach der natur. Strategien der Natur in der zeitgenössischen Bildhauerei/after nature. Strategies of nature in contemporary sculpture. Bremen: Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung. 2014. ISBN 978-3-924412-81-4

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen
21 september 2014 to 4 january 2015.


Luonnonkivilohkareet kuvanveistäjän materiaalina

Kari A. Kinnunen. "Luonnonkivilohkareet kuvanveistäjän materiaalina". Johdanto Anne Koskisen näyttelyn "Solo" kiviin, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, 7.-31.8.2014

Geologian erikoistutkijan näkökulma Anne Koskisen kiviveistoksiin. “Geologille lohkareet ovat kallioperän kappaleina kuin aikakirjan lehtiä, joihin on taltioitunut Maan historiaa.”


Solo

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland, 7 – 31 August 2014

Anne Koskinen (born 1969) continues her work of sculpting ”back yard” stones. One of her themes involves works called Findlings – referring to both foundlings and boulders moved by the ice sheet of the last Ice Age. Koskinen looks for natural stones in her nearby environment with emerging features of images on them. In these works, she is particularly fascinated by the question of how material turns into an image, both an everyday consideration and an endless source of wonderment for an artist creating images by hand. How are an abstract, invisible concept and a visible, concrete and sensual image connected?


Lohkareet kuvanveistäjän materiaalina

Kari A. Kinnunen. "Lohkareet kuvanveistäjän materiaalina". Mineralia 2/2014. 20-21.

“Kuvanveistäjälle kivi on perinteisesti tärkeä materiaali. Miten hän näkee raakakivessä sen sisältämät mahdollisuudet? Kuvanveistäjä Anne Koskinen käyttää veistoksiinsa kotipaikkansa Karunan luonnon kivenlohkareita.”
Kirjoittaja FT Kari A. Kinnunen toimii geologian erikoistutkijana Geologian tutkimuskeskuksessa (GTK).


The Nuclear Physicist's Apple

The Finnish State Art Commission, VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

What would a nuclear physicist do, if presented with an apple? Isaac Newton is said to have discovered gravity upon seeing an apple falling from a tree. A sculptural installation stands outside the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s Centre for Nuclear Safety. It features apples, hewn from stone, that seem to have appeared from nowhere.


No Time for Lover

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland, 6 –30 September 2012

Koskinen occasionally receives emails from a Chinese company offering assistance in making sculptures to give the artist more time for travel or to be with her family or lover. But to delegate sculpting does not suit Koskinen’s manner of working. Many important solutions emerge during the work and concern the properties of the material. Therefore, Anne Koskinen makes her sculpture herself.