What an opening it was, attended by such a huge, interested audience! A special thanks goes to the landowners for enabling us to use these perfect locations – thank you to the Sibelius family and the Lapinjärvi Council! 

Konkelo challenges the “Finnish forest people” and forestry practices
The artwork “Konkelo” consists of trees that have been torn from the ground by a storm. “Konkelo” is transformed from an entangled pile of trees, torn down by a storm, into the twisted log frame of a cottage.
Hannes Aleksi got the idea of the sculpture from his forest and his neighbour’s forest. Log builder Hyvönen abhors clearcuttings and manages his own forest by using continuous cover silviculture.
“I would like to keep my patch of forest standing, but now that the forests around it have been clearcut, my trees also get torn down by the first storm that comes along.
“It seems like our culture as a whole is in an entangled state of konkelo, where the trees are being ripped out by storms: we are sacrificing our environment and health in the pursuit of financial profit,” contemplates the traditional log builder, an endangered species himself, at the Lapinjärvi exhibition.

Land Art Lapinjärvi
Land Art Lapinjärvi invited a group of Spanish (Cova) and Finnish artists to an environmental art workshop in Lapinjärvi 21-28.7.2018. The exposition breathes with the seasons and will serve as the basis of a new gallery of environmental art.
Location: Lapinjärvi village. Opening date: 28.7. From then on, the exposition will breathe with time.

Additional information: