Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San Antón Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid

Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San Antón Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San Antón Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San Antón Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Second Floor of the building is where you will find the entrance to the Institute. Go up the escalator into the food market, head towards the back of the building, go up the escalator again to the level with the cafes and bars inside, turn left and walk around to the the glass doors.

Exhibiting Susanna Autio and Rose-Mari Torpo

Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San Antón Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
The first view of the exhibition
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San Antón Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Mixed Media
Stunning detail of the central piece from the photo above
Mixed Media, Sculpture, Printed Metal

You can find the Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia’s website here, Instagram here, Facebook page here, Twitter here and Youtube Channel here.

The post for this particular exhibition is here, opened on the the 14th of November and on until the 10th of January, make time to visit this space when you can. There is a trailer for the exhibition here:

You can find Susanna Autio‘s (1966 born in Helsinki, Finland) website here and Instagram here. Ever wondered what embroidered mince meat looks like? There is a brilliant article about her recycled artworks here. Direct contact details are 0035503791394 and susanna.autio@gmail.com

You can find Rose-Mari Torpo‘s (born 1977 in Rauma, Finland) website here and Instagram here. On her website whilst discussing a previous exhibition:

Since it is challenging to submit colour to a logical or verbal analysis, it is difficult to discuss or write about it. The colour affects our subconscious mind, memory and collective history in a unique and irreplaceable way. It touches the non-cognitive, deeply sensorial and irrational level of ourselves. 
Colour is a psychological and physical experience of the observer. The viewer with her presence and perception makes the significance of the artwork. 

https://rosemaritorpo.weebly.com/exhibitions

I had no idea this place existed even after visiting the market few times to buy food! Only when I ventured up to the cafes level and went to the far corner, did I spot the flyer for the exhibition on the glass door of the entrance:

One of my favourite games is “does it open?”. It’s a simple game and often I get to see the behind the scenes of many places and objects! I pushed the door and I won! Stepping into the space I was greeted by the lady at the front desk, I explained in my broken Spanish about this project and asked permission if I could take photos. The two artists were there in the space and I deeply regret not asking for a photo with them. After chatting with the co-ordinator of the event I was told it was the launch day and I was invited to the evening drinks! Unfortunately I had other plans however I’m delighted that I was able to discover the space and take the photos before the general public else had a chance to visit.

These pieces seem simple at first glance, and they are. They are a perfect example of contemporary art, an experimentation of colour, material and dimension. Keep in mind that both artists are from Finland and a deeper level of Scandinavian minimalism also plays a part in the style displayed. Researching the artists and their previous works, the layers of understanding and the respect for the formation of these pieces of art grows. I love the recycled aspect of the work, using old things to make new things and giving them a second chance or second life. The bright colours are attractive and the play of different medias mixed together keep the observers attention.

The pieces seem untitled and without prices so please contact the artists directly for more information.

It would be super helpful to everyone involved in this project, if you visit please can you say that you found the place on this website: Amazing Aliya, so that we can see that this project DOES help connect people together.

Sería muy útil para todas las personas involucradas en este proyecto, si al visitar un local recomendado por nosotros, menciones que lo encontraste en nuestro sitio web: AmazingAliya.com, para que podamos ver cómo este proyecto está ayudando a conectar a la gente.

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