This year's Taidesuunnistus (Open Studios) opened door to over hundred artists' work rooms in and around Tampere. I navigated to couple of familiar studios in Pyynikki Trikoo building. In Christian Jütte's small work room there were small sculptures of Alvar Aalto, circling around in a merry-go-round, and a bigger statue of Jean Sibelius was in the lobby. Janne Laine was telling about the technique of heliography in his big studio. In Sauli and Minna Iso-Lähteenmäki's studio there was space and glorious views to the Pyynikki ridge. In addition to artists' studios you could admire a lot of details of the history of this old factory building. There has been a lot of artists' work rooms and a lively artistic community at Pyynikki Trikoo for many years. Now the building is partly under construction, and they have found asbestos in the structures and the work room have been moved to other parts of the building. Hopefully the studios can remain in the building also after the construction work!
|Christian Jütte: Jean Sibelius|