A permanent art exhibition to be established around the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station

An exhibition combining science and art in a versatile way will be established in the nature surrounding the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station. 

In the summer of 2023, you can admire art in the forests, peatlands and lake of the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station of the University of Helsinki. A multi-artistic and multidisciplinary, permanent art exhibition will be set up with a grant of € 250,000 from the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. Hyytiälä is located in Juupajoki, central Finland.

The artworks of the exhibition, curated by Ulla Taipale will be located in the vicinity of the field station, in the historic log buildings and in the new main building to be completed in 2022.

The upcoming exhibition consists of existing works, such as the site-specific poetry intervention IÄI by IC-98, carved into the woods of Lake Kuivajärvi, the Tealemetree Station sculpture by Agnes Meyer-Brandis, and a permanent public version of Terike Haapoja's artwork Inhale-Exhale. In addition to this, completely new works will be commissioned by several artists, such as Kalle Hamm & Band of Weeds, textile artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Juhani Pallasmaa.

The project team is formed by INAR professors Timo Vesala (meteorology), Jaana Bäck (forest-atmosphere interactions), research coordinators Anna Lintunen and Pauliina Schiestl-Aalto (SMEAR II-stations), curator Ulla Taipale, and project manager Eija Juurola (Finnish Meteorological Institute).

The exhibition will be realized in the framework of The Climate Whirl arts program.

IÄI is a site-specific poetry intervention, that consists of 38 words and syllable, carved on trees, rocks and stones in the Kuivajärvi protected forest at Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station and at Viikki Campus. It is an artwork by IC-98 and poets Mikael Brygger, Henriikka Tavi and Olli-Pekka Tennilä. It was inaugurated in 2020. Photo: IC-98

Contact details:

Ulla Taipale, art curator, INAR
+358 50 476 2483

Timo Vesala, professor of meteorology, INAR
+358 40 577 9008