Yllätysparatiisi / Surprise Paradise exhibition June 5th-14th

yllätysparatiisiphoto: Anna-Sofia Sysser


Anna-Sofia Sysser: Yllätysparatiisi / Surprise Paradise
Gallery Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
June 6th – June 14th 2015
Exhibition opening June 5th 6pm – 8pm. Welcome!

Surprise Paradise is a collection of beauty and one kind of paradise. Tropical landscapes and sounds, birds of paradise, beautiful colours and kitsch aesthetics have inspired the exhibition.
Surprise Paradise is a celebration of colour, sincerity, joy and hope. The exhibition consists of a performance, video, sound, installations and an ”oasis” for visitors to hang out in.

In the Birds of Paradise -performance, birds of paradise are dancing. They transform, make instant outfit creations, rejoice and upgrade each other by performing caring rituals. The performance celebrates open and bubbly encountering. Maybe it makes one wish to be more free and goofy and less cynical and self-conscious.
The performance is also suitable for non-Finnish speaking audience and for kids.
Performers: Marjut Maristo, Enni Suominen & Sophia Wekesa

Exhibition is open:
Fri June 5th Opening at 6pm-8pm
Sat June 6th & Sun 7th at 1pm – 5pm
Tue June 9th – Fri 12th at 2pm – 6pm
Sat June 13th & Sun 14th at 1pm – 5pm

Birds of Paradise -performances:
Fri 5th at 7pm
Sun 7th at 5pm
Thu 11th at 7pm
Performances start sharp. The gallery will be closed during the performance, so please be on time. Free entry!
The downstairs of the gallery will be closed 15 minutes before the performance, for preparations for the performance.

Other programme:
Sat 6th & Sat 13th Guided tours in the exhibition at 2pm. Guide: Anna-Sofia Sysser.
Sun 14th at 2pm – 4pm. Finissage picnic and artist talk

It’s summer – why wouldn’t we have the time of our lives?

Oksasenkatu 11 is an artist-run gallery and an artist collective located in the district of Töölö in central Helsinki. www.oksasenkatu11.fi