Capriccio – Kaisu Koivisto and Claudia Peill

15.9.2018 - 13.1.2019

Claudia Peill: Mary from Mary, 2018

Kaisu Koivisto: Protector, 2018. Plastic, styrofoam, powder painted steel

This exhibition is an expedition by two contemporary artists into the collections of the Gallen-Kallela Museum and especially the world of Mary Gallén. With their new works, Kaisu Koivisto of Finland (born 1962) and the Italian artist Claudia Peill (born 1963) address the meanings of objects, places and recollections.

‘Capriccio’ is a musical term for a lively composition of free form. The exhibition is part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary year of Mary Gallén’s birth. Music had an important role in Mary’s life. She was a musician, a skilled pianist and a music teacher.

The exhibition at the Gallen-Kallela Museum emerged from a dialogue between the artists, the museum and the collections. The new works find a parallel with the building and setting at Tarvaspää, and the museum’s collections and archive materials.


Meetings with the artists

16 September at 1 p.m. Kaisu Koivisto and Claudia Peill, in English

30 September at 1 p.m. Kaisu Koivisto, in Finnish

2 – 4 p.m. Kaisu Koivisto: Garden of Forms – paper-cutting workshop

6 January, 1 p.m.  Kaisu Koivisto, in Finnish


Read Kaisu Koivisto’s text about working with the Capriccio exhibition

Read Claudia Peill’s text about working with the Capriccio exhibition


Kaisu Koivisto: Formal Garden II (detail) Painted or gilded wood, fabric, leather; 2018 Installation


With the support of:

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
The Embassy of Italy in Finland
The Italian Cultural Institute
Niinivirta Transport


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