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Fascination with Collecting Art and Networks in Art – UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation’s anniversary exhibition 

March 23rd – June 22nd, 2016 Villa Gyllenberg

The exhibition opened at the Villa Gyllenberg offers a cross-section of UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation’s collection. At the same time it celebrates the foundation’s 10th anniversary!

Fascination with Collecting Art refers to the collection that was built fragmentarily while the Networks in Art refers to the interesting networks that emerged between managerial patrons, art centers and artists. The Foundation has launched a research project on the collection. Some of the research results are displayed in the exhibition.

The exhibition includes 64 works of art from 40 artists: paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs. Chronologically, it extends from the 1700s until the 2000s. The exhibition focuses on contemporary European art from the foundation’s collection in Augsburg represented by, among others, A.R. Penck, David Hockney, Markus Lüpertz, Sigmar Polke and Strawalde. These works of art are combined with Finnish art including Elin Danielson’s Girl with cats in a summer landscape (1892) and a part of Hugo Simberg etching series (1899-1900). There are also works by Ahti Lavonen, Antti Favén, Brother Börjeson, Eero Järnefelt, Einar Ilmoni, Helene Schjerfbeck, H. Ahtela, Jalmari Ruokokoski, Pekka Halonen, Pentti Sammallahti and Yngve Bäck.

The exhibition is produced by the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation and its curator is the UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation’s executive director Dr Anna-Maria Wiljanen.