Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Äkkigalleria 26.

Äkkigalleria 26. presents the portfolio "La autonomía es la vida, la sumisión es la muerte" by 20 artists from Mexico and the United States. This project is a joint effort between the printmaking collectives the Justseeds and La Convergencia Gráfica MALLA. Both groups work with combining political messages and art.

The exhibition was brought to Jyväskylä via Justseeds member Mazatl, who was in Jyväskylä for an artist residency from April 9th to 26th.

The exhibition is at Yliopistonkatu 4B in Jyväskylä from Monday April 28th, until May 1st, 2014.
The gallery is open as follows:
Monday 11–18
Tuesday 11–18
Wednesday 11–15
Thursday  12–16

Everyone is welcome, the exhibition is free of charge. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Äkkigalleria 25. Mazatl & Mikko Keski-Vähälä

Mazatl and Mikko Keski-Vähälä will be showing the work made during their 10-day residency in an exhibition at Yliopistonkatu 4B in Jyväskylä.
The exhibition will be opening on Tuesday April 22nd at 4pm.
Open hours for the exhibition are 11am to 6pm daily and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

Everyone is welcome, the exhibition is free of charge.

Mazatl working on his woodcut print.                           Mikko Keski-Vähälä printing with letterpress

Monday, April 14, 2014

Äkkigalleria 25. Printing assistance

This coming weekend (19. and 20.04.) residency artist Mazatl will be needing printing assistance to print the large scale print (2m x 9m) for the Äkkigalleria 25. exhibition.

If you are interested in helping out, please send us a note: akkigalleria(at)gmail(dot)com

This is an excellent opportunity for artists, art students and enthusiasts of in printmaking. Mazatl is a world class printer specializing in the wood cut process. Working with him is a very unique opportunity to observe and learn from a professional.

Vegan food for all participants will be provided by Äkkigalleria.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Äkkigalleria 25 & 26

Please welcome: Mazatl & Keski-Vähälä along with

the Justseeds & La Convergencia Gráfica MALLA

Mexican printmaker and activist Mazatl and Finnish letter block printer Mikko Keski-Vähälä meet for the first time on Tuesday April 8th. Together they will work over the next two weeks to create an exhibition of new work in Jyväskylä, Finland. This short and intense residency will take place at the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking, and at the Tourulan Kuvataiteilija artist studios. The artists will be working intensively at both of these locations and you are welcome to stop by and take a look!

Mazatl is an active member of the printmaking community in both Mexico and the United States. For Äkkigalleria 26. Mazatl has brought the portfolio of prints "La autonomía es la vida, la sumisión es la made by 20 artists from two colletives: the Justseeds, anchored in the United States, and La Convergencia Gráfica MALLA, a loose organization of printmakers based in Mexico.  This exhibition of prints are a response to a theme of idependence and will be shown right after Äkkigalleria 25. at the same location.
In 2012 another member of the Justseeds collective visited Jyväskylä, Roger Pete. Printmaker Peet was the Vakiopaine guest artist invited by art-coordinator Willie Männikkölahti at the Vakiopaine venue.

Äkkigalleria will open on Tuesday, April 22nd. 
Äkkigalleria 25: Mazatl & Keski-Vähälä, will open at 4pm at Yliopistonkatu 4B
Open 11am – 6pm daily and 10–4pm on Saturday

And Äkkigalleria 26: Justseeds, will be open the following week at the same location 28.04. – 01.05.
 Open 11am – 6pm daily and 12–4pm on Vappu.
The exhibitions are free events, everyone is welcome!

image courtesy of Mikko Keski-Vähälä

Äkkigalleria is financed by Koneen Säätiö.