Christine Candolin

presentation of my work / visions behind them / between matter and mind

“Thoughts, whether in philosophy or in science or in art, cannot be separated from the thinker, but they cannot be separated from the community of thinkers and speakers either.” *

I have been working with installations since early 1980s.
Evolution of the human mind, especially the interconnectedness of matter and mind and the emergent properties connected to this, are the important constituents of my studies, and can be seen as allegorical reflections in my work.

The postmodern research on cognition and perceiving and our actions in the world has a relevant part in the ideas behind my working. My studies have branched from philosophy, biology to semiotics, developmental psychology and the neurosciences.

I´m wondering how we effect our world by perceiving it, experiencing it and living it. This is what I mean with the expression “matter and mind“. For where does the mind end and the “world” begin?

For me the world is not a given place outside us, my approach is phenomenological; the world unfolds in correlation with our own cultural and mental development, with our broadening cognition and knowledge. This is an interdependent and ongoing process. -I referred to this in the 3-room installation called “Matter & Light” in 2008 at the Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki. In this exhibition I studied the ideas of the evolution from matter to consciousness, thought and meaning.

My installations are allegorical reflections on this exploration. Can I express myself as an artist on this subject matter? Yes I can and I should, as art is the medium where you can approach the world from a different angle; art is therefore special vantage point to the world.

-As Maurice Merleau-Ponty once said: “ To interpret and express “that which is” -is an endless task both for a philosopher and an artist.

This is why I´m not trying to find scientifical answers by my artwork, but rather to reflect questions, thougths, feelings and perspectives. My installations manifest those impressions which cannot be precisely expressed by words. They are perhaps visual markings of “that which is”.

My art is space-specific. I’m often assembling my installations to fill several rooms, so that the subject matter can be sensed through the connotations of the combined materials, form, and thought. Some of the materials I use have a transient character, like water, breeze, light, grease, and pigment powders. But also stones, steel, glass and other reflecting materials are often parts of the installations. I prefer to create installations in which beauty combines with austerity, meaning and thought.

In my latest work I ́ve been concentrating on video-installations. By creating big wall projections I continue with my studies on human perceiving and identification. Also studies on cultural and social borders as well as mental locations and the phenomena of otherness, exclution and alienation have lately also been the subject matter behind my working.

*Quotation by Siri Hustvedt
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Vita
I have been working with installations since early 1980s.
Evolution of the human mind, especially the interconnectedness of matter and mind and the emergent properties connected to this, are the important constituents of my studies, and can be seen as allegorical reflections in my work.
The postmodern research on cognition and perceiving and our actions in the world has a relevant part in the ideas behind my working. My studies have branched from philosophy, biology to semiotics, developmental psychology and the neurosciences.
I´m wondering how we effect our world by perceiving it, experiencing it and living it. This is what I mean with the expression “matter and mind“. For where does the mind end and the “world” begin?
For me the world is not a given place outside us, my approach is phenomenological; the world unfolds in correlation with our own cultural and mental development, with our broadening cognition and knowledge. This is an interdependent and ongoing process. -I referred to this in the 3-room installation called “Matter & Light” in 2008 at the Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki. In this exhibition I studied the ideas of the evolution from matter to consciousness, thought and meaning.
My installations are allegorical reflections on this exploration. Can I express myself as an artist on this subject matter? Yes I can and I should, as art is the medium where you can approach the world from a different angle; art is therefore special vantage point to the world. -As Maurice Merleau-Ponty once said: “ To interpret and express “that which is” -is an endless task both for a philosopher and an artist.
This is why I´m not trying to find scientifical answers by my artwork, but rather to reflect questions, thougths, feelings and perspectives. My installations manifest those impressions which cannot be precisely expressed by words. They are perhaps visual markings of “that which is”.
My art is space-specific. I’m often assembling my installations to fill several rooms, so that the subject matter can be sensed through the connotations of the combined materials, form, and thought. Some of the materials I use have a transient character, like water, breeze, light, grease, and pigment powders. But also stones, steel, glass and other transparent and reflecting materials are often parts of the installations. I prefer to create installations in which beauty combines with austerity, meaning and thought.
In my latest work I ́ve been concentrating on video-installations. By creating big wall projections I continue with my studies on human perceiving and identification. Also studies on cultural and social borders as well as mental locations and the phenomena of otherness, exclution and alienation have lately also been the subject matter behind my working.
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Exhibitions
Exhibitions
1984 Solo exhibition Vanhan Galleria, Helsinki Finland 1986 Group exhibition, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Wäinö
Aaltonen Museum Turku Finland Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki,
1987 Group exhibition,
1987 Group exhibition
1988 Group exhibition
1989 Solo exhibition
1989 Group exhibition
Hyvinkää art museum, Finland Kilo III, Espoo, Finland
The Mega-Arch, Helsinki, Finland The Helsinki City Kunstahalle The 125th Jubileum exhibition of
assosiation of the Artists in Finland, Ateneum Art Museum
1990 Solo exhibition
1991 Solo exhibition
1991 Group exhibition
1991 Group exhibition
1992 Solo exhibition
1992 Group exhibition
1993 Group exhibition
1994 Solo exhibition
1994 Solo exhibition
1994 Solo exhibition
1995 Solo exhibition
1996 Solo exhibition
1996 Solo exhibition
1997 Solo exhibition
1997 Solo exhibition
1998 Solo exhibition
1998 Group exhibition
1999 Solo exhibition
2000 Group exhibition
2000 Group exhibition
2000 Solo exhibition
2001 Group Exhibition
2001 Group exhibition
2001 Group exhibition
2001 Group exhibition
2002 Group exhibition
2003 Solo exhibition
2004 Group exhibition
2004 Solo exhibition
2005 Group exhibition
2006 Group exhibition
Helsinki
Galleria Transform, Helsinki Porvoo Kunsthalle, Finland Museum of Modern Art,
Tampere Finland
Otso Gallery, Espoo, Finland Gallery FGK,Visby, Sweden Villa Roma, Turku, Finland
The 98th annual exhibition of the
Artists Association
of Finland. Karkkila, Finland
Galleria Titanik, Turku, Finland The Art Museum of Cork, The
Crawford Gallery, Ireland The Triskel Arts Centre, Cork,
Ireland
Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki,
Finland
The Museum of Modern Art,
Tampere, Finland Galleri Konstepidemin,
Gothenburg, Sweden Galleria Laterna Magica,
Helsinki,
De Boterhal Hoorn, Holland The Cable Gallery, Helsinki,
The Cablefactory, Helsinki, Galleria Bau, Helsinki, Finland Malmö Art Museum, Sweden,
The 90th jubileum exhibition of the Sculptors Society of Finland
Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
Studio Mezzo, Helsinki, Finland Manege, the City Arthall of st.Petersburg, Russia; the
Russian European Art biennale Nifca/ Nordic Objects, The Nordic House, Reykjavik
The Cable Factory, Helsinki, M-Art Gallery, Wien, Austria Joensuu Art Museum, Finland; Desire to See
Studio Mezzo / the Helsinki city Arts Festival
Retretti,Punkaharju, Finland Tartu Art museum, Estonia
Luleå international summer
biennale, Sweden
The Nordic House Reykjavik,
Iceland; Desire to See

2006 Group exhibition 2008 Solo exhibition
2010 Solo exhibition
2010 Group exhibition
2011 Group echibition
2012 Solo exhibition
2013 Solo exhibition
2013 Group exhibition
2014 Group exhibition
2014 Group exhibition 2014 Group exhibition 2014 Group exhibition
2014 Solo exhibition
2015 Group exhibition
2017 Group exhibition
2017 Solo exhibition
2018 Group exhibition
2018 Solo exhibition
2018 Group exhibition
2019 Solo Exhibition
2020 Group Exhibition
2021 Group Exhibition
The Tallin Applied Art Triennal The Amos Anderson Art
Museum, Helsinki
The Malmintalo Galleri Vantaa,
Finland
Kuopio City , Finland
Mänttä summer exhibition, Finland
Porvoo Kunsthalle, Finland Norrbotten museum Luleå-art
biennale, Sweden
Hyvinkää art museum, Finland The Nordic House Reykjavik,
Iceland
The Museum of Art & Design,
Helsinki Finland
Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa,
Finland
New York Now! Factory Art / Broome Str. New York
The Project Gallery for contemporary Art / Berlin
The Finnish institute in Berlin Germany
The Galleria Lapinlahti Helsinki
Galleria Laterna Magica Helsinki The Kerava Art Museum: Berlin- Tokyo-Kerava
The Paderborn cultural heritage
project for comission of the City
of Paderborn
The Toolbox-Gallery Berlin,
Germany
Galleria Laterna Macgica
Helsinki Finland
Galleri Elverket Ekenäs
Finland
Konst & Form Mariehamn/ Åland autonomy 100 year celebration
2022 Solo exhibition Galleria Laterna Magica Helsinki
2022 Solo Exhibition Galleria Bronda Helsinki
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Publications
Rewiew in art magazines:
The Art Magazine TAIDE 3 / 94 Presentations Lars Saari
The RAZZ MAGAZINE Presentations May 1994
The Cork Examiner / 94
The Art Magazine TAIDE 1 / 96 Presentations Arto Virtanen
De Boterhal / Overzicht II 1991 – 1997 / Hoorn
Rooms Installations Lars Saari 1997

Rewiew in art books:
The Art History of Finland ; from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era / Schildts 1998
The Red Kicksled and other pictorial encounters / Pro Artibus 2000
The Passage of the Mystical / Tampere Art Museum / Karisto 2003
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Awards
Grants & Awards

1989 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
1990 The Finnish Fund for Culture in Finland
1991 The Cultural Comittee for the state of Finland
1992 The Culture Fund for Finland and Sweden
1993 The Swedish fund for Culture in Finland
1993 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
1994 The Cultural Comittee Nyland for the State of Finland
1994 The Cultural Fund for Helsinki
1994 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
1994 The Oskar Öflundin fund
1994 The Swedish Fund for Art in Finland
1994 FRAME Fund
1996 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
1996 The Oskar Öflundin Fund
1996 The Culture Fund for Finland and Sweden
1997 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
1997 FRAME Fund
1997 The Swedish Fund for Arts in Finland
The Saskiat association, award for outstanding
production
1997 The Finnish Fund for Culture in Finland
1997 VISEK Visual Arts Fund
1999 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
1999 The Finnish Fund for Culture in Finland
1999 FRAME Fund
2000 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
one year working grant
The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
The Stina Krook Foundation
2001 The Swedish Fund for Art s
2001 FRAME Fund


2002 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
half year working grant

2002 Oskar Öflund Foundation
2002 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
2002 The Cultural omittee for the State of Finland
2002 The Finnish Fund for Culture
2003 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
2003 The Cultural Fund for Helsinki
2004 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
one year working grant
2006 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
one year working grant
2006 The Oskar Öflund foundation
2007 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
2007 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
2007 The Kordelin Fund
2007 The Fund for Swedish labor in Finland
2008 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland

2008 The Oskar Öflund Fund
2008 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland,
one year working grant
2010 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland
2011 The Kordelin Fund 2011 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland, one year
working grant
2013 The Oskar Öflund Fund
2014 The Cultural Comittee for the State of Finland 2015 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland 1-year working grant
2016 The Finnish State art Fund
2016 The Finnish State art Fund
2016 The Swedish Fund for Culture in Finland
2017 The Kordelin Fund for Culture in Finland
2017 The Finnish State art Fund for a groupexhibition
2018 The Finnish State art Fund for art export
2018 The Swedish Fund for Culture and Litterature in Finland
2019 The Finnish State art Fund a lifetime grant for outstanding production




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Group Exhibitions
1986   Group exhibition,     Rovaniemi Art Museum

                                Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland

                        Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

1987   Group exhibition,      Hyvinkää art museum, Finland

1987   Group exhibition       Kilo III, Espoo, Finland

1988   Group exhibition      The Mega-Arch, Helsinki, Finland

1989   Group exhibition      The 125th Jubileum exhibition of the Artists Association of Finland,

                         Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki 

1991   Group exhibition      Museum of Modern Art, Tampere, Finland

1991   Group exhibition      Otso Gallery, Espoo, Finland

1992   Group exhibition      Villa Roma, Turku, Finland

1993   Group exhibition      The 98th annual exhibition of the Artists Association of Finland.

                         Karkkila, Finland

1998   Group exhibition      The Cablefactory, Helsinki, Finla1999   

2000   Group exhibition      Malmö Art Museum, Sweden, The 90th jubileum exhibition of the 

                               Sculptors Society of Finland

2000   Group exhibition       Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany2000  

2001   Group Exhibition      Manege, the City Arthall of st.Petersburg, Russia;  Dialogues; the 

2001   Group exhibition    Nifca/  Nordic Objects, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001   Group exhibition    The Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

2001   Group exhibition    M-Art Gallery, Wien, Austria

2002   Group exhibition    Joensuu Art Museum, Finland; Desire to See       

2004   Group exhibition    Retretti,Punkaharju, Finland

2005   Group exhibition    Luleå international summer biennale, Sweden

2006   Group exhibition    The Nordic House Reykjavi, Iceland; Desire to See

2006   Group exhibition   The Tallin Applied Art  Triennal


2010 Group exhibition Kuopio City , Finland

2011 Group exhibition, Mänttä summer exhibition, Finland

2013 Group exhibition Norrbotten museum Luleå-art biennale, Sweden

2013 Group exhibition Hyvinkää art museum, Finland

2014 Group exhibition The Nordic House Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 Group exhibition The Museum of Art & Design, Helsinki Finland

2014 Group exhibition Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland

2014 Group exhibition New York Now! Factory Art / Broome Str. New York; US

2015 Group exhibition The Finnish institute in Berlin Germany

2017 Group exhibition The Galleria Lapinlahti Helsinki

2018 Group exhibition The Kerava Art Museum: Berlin-Tokyo-Kerava
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!WATER!
the installation !WATER! 300 waterbottles in a steelshelf. Videoprojection, movement sensor, vibrator
Christine Candolin, Metal, Installation
Stonebasins with dripping water 5 basins
Christine Candolin
The Dance
The DANCE / A videoinstallaion a videoprojection on the wall, a reflection on a black acryl sheet on the floor.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Video
Contemplation 2014
Contemplation 2014. Porcelainplates filled with Reflection on the wall.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Ceramics
The Journey 2018
The Journey / One Glassfibre boat in a dark room / videoprojection into the boat / a reflection on a black acrylic sheet on the floor.
Christine Candolin, Installation
In Tempus Praesens / Videoprojections of the rapidly bypassing landscape on four walls. The sound of a didgeridoo. The sign s of the elements on acrylic sheets on the floor.
Christine Candolin
The Butterflyeffect/ 12 stands with a serigraphy on glass-sheets. One sheet 80cm x 60 cm. Situated on the terrace of university students´ recidence.
Christine Candolin
Room for Silence
Oilstick-paintings on transparent canvases. 10 sheets in a space.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Textile
De Hominis Dignitate / Ecxerpts of the great speech by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola from 1488. With serigraphy on glass-sheets with dark blue colour. Shadows of the letters on the wall / Situated in the finnish consulate in st.Petersburg Russia
Christine Candolin
De Hominis Dignitate / Ecxerpts of the great speech by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola from 1488 with serigraphy on glass-sheets with dark blue colour. Shadows of the letters on the wall / Situated in the finnish consulate in st.Petersburg Russia
Christine Candolin
Untitled
videoinstallation
Christine Candolin, Installation, Video
The Waterpainting
video on screen
Christine Candolin, Video
Five Icons
Installation / Serigraphy on five x five glassheets. A study in movement.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Glass
The Rose
A rose in an iceblock melting slowly into a waterbasin underneath A poem has been written in the botton of the waterbasin: "I swam, the sea was boundles, I saw no shore. Tanit was merciless he answered my prayers. You who drown in love, remember me." An inscription on a carhagesian funerary urn of a noble lady. 290BC.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Ice
Matter & Light
installation in 3 parts
Christine Candolin, Installation, Mixed Media
Wer wenn ich schriee
Installation wiht glass-sheets and text excerpts from Rilke´s Duineser elegien
Christine Candolin, Installation, Glass
Matter and Light 1
Lightprojektion on metalmeshes hanging in midair.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Steel
Void Charged
Two black acrylic sheets standin at a wall. Smaller steelsheets leaning at them. White porcelain plates lying on the floor in different layers.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Mixed Media
Installation in 3 rooms
Installation containing text excerpts from Shakespeares dramas, the chinese philosoph Chuantze´s texts and a projection of a rose on fa olded metal mesh.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Mixed Media
The one hundred talismanic forms of the character Fu´-happines
White Chinese characters have been made on a mirror and on numerous small glass-sheets standin on different levels above the mirror.There are 100 different sighn made in an ancient calligraphic style that has been used in China between the years 221-207BC. The signs have been made with potato flour.
Christine Candolin, Installation, Glass
Construction
Balck velvet on glassheets
Christine Candolin, Installation, Glass
NING JING ZHI´YUAN / from silence your thoughts find their way far
The title has been written with blue-coloured grease on 90 glass-sheets . the sentence has been written with chinese characters.
Christine Candolin, Mixed Media, Stone
The Ephemeral Garden
A charcoal-drawing on the wall, concrete slabs on the floor
Christine Candolin, Installation, Mixed Media
Ten monoliths in a space
ten monoliths made of steelbars filled with steelthreads & wire
Christine Candolin, Metal, Installation
Yellow Orange & Red
Serigraphy on Acrylic-sheets
Christine Candolin, Installation, Plastics
CODE - DECODE
Two spiraling forms in concrete / the signs of the elements on reflective acrylic sheets on the floor
Christine Candolin, Concrete, Installation
The Elements-dance floor
Concrete slabs with the elements in gold, bronze and silver
Christine Candolin, Mixed Media, Concrete
Stone-basins & dripping water
Water is dripping in 40 stone-basins
Christine Candolin, Stone, Natural materials
Waterholders & Dripping water
Waterholders in earthenware filled with water which is dripping into holder lying beneath
Christine Candolin, Natural materials, Ceramics
The Monolith
365 metalbars hangin in a dark room / They have been painted with blue neoncolour. Neon light.
Christine Candolin, Metal, Installation
100 Cableholders & UV-light
100 cableholders in steel leaning on steel-plates. The holders have not been fastened, if the formation is touched, it will collapse.
Christine Candolin, Metal, Installation


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