Kohta Zoom: Martti Aiha


Time: Friday, 21 September from 5.30–7 pm.

Venue: Kohta, Teurastamo inner yard. Työpajankatu 2 B, building nr. 7, 3rd floor

Conversation in Finnish

Free entrance

We are happy to invite you to discuss Visual Artist Martti Aiha‘s solo exhibition Omakuva at Kohta on Friday, 21 September at 5.30 pm.

At the event Martti Aiha will talk about the artworks and themes of his ongoing exhibition, as well as their relation to his earlier body of work. Anna Mustonen, a contemporary art professional with extensive international experience in the field, will join Aiha in the conversation. The discussion will be held in Finnish.

The Finnish word omakuva translates as ‘self-portrait’ but its literal meaning, ‘self-image’, still seems to resonate in it. Any accomplished artist’s oeuvre is both self-portrait and self-image. Not only does it show him as he wishes to be seen (which of course tells us a lot about who he really his); it also continuously creates his self – as image and as something beneath, behind and beyond image.

A generous selection of Martti Aiha’s drawings from the last 40 years opens the exhibition. They form an introduction to Aiha’s new sculptures and paintings but they also offer some insight into what moves him to continue making work that never looks like the work we were just getting used to.

Find out more about the exhibition at kohta.fi/exhibition/martti-aiha-omakuva/