ITE on the Hunt and Savannah moved to ITE Museum in Kokkola

ITE on the Hunt and Savannah
3.11.2016–26.2.2017
Exhibition in ITE Museum
Pitkänsillankatu 28
Kokkola, Finland

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ITE on the Hunt and Savannah is a conference, of sorts, where the flora and fauna of the Southern and Northern hemispheres meet. Themes of the natural world and materials collected from nature are typical of Finnish contemporary folk art. These works mix with documentary films telling about seal hunting.

Man is there as well, observing, taking action and utilising nature. The recycled materials used in many of the works have already been used and abandoned by human beings: tyres, scrap metal and drink cans live on as animal sculptures. Techniques that are closely associated with the traditions of everyday rural handicrafts such as chainsaw sculpting, welding and needlework shake hands with the conventions of visual arts.

The exhibition is in ITE museum, Kokkola, from 3rd November to February 26th. It moved from Hunting Museum from Riihimäki, where it achieved more than 10.000 visitors in summer 2016. The touring exhibition is organised by the Hunting Museum of Finland, ITE Museum and the Union for Rural Culture and Education.

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