Miina Hujala’s exhibition in Gallery Jangva

MoA master Miina Hujala’s artwork can now be seen at Gallery Jangva. The exhibition is open from 27.4 – 15.5.2011. Hujala contemplates the national identity and how we express it in our actions, thoughts and values.

The first video piece is filmed in the Ox-Bow residency in Michigan, United States, during the summer of 2010. Scenes from Teuvo Tulio's film ‘The Song of the Scarlet Flower’ (1938) was projected to a screen that was placed in the landscape. In another piece Hujala placed candles in the walls of barns and sheds that had been left useless, in Savitaipale where she was born. The third moving image piece is about performing and the roles connected to cultural and national references.

Hujala has presented her work both in Finland and abroad. Her work has been seen for example in the Ox-Bow residency in Michigan, Park Gallery in Teheran and at Kettupäivät in Helsinki. Her pieces have toured in Paris, Madrid and Berlin during the Rencontres Internationales –festival and they have also been seen in group exhibitions such as Antidote in Berlin last autumn and in Galleria Rantakasarmi in the beginning of 2010.


Replaced Acts, 2010