House 4, brooch (2012) copper, enamel, fabric, farbe, metal, 8 x 10 x 1 cm

House 4, brooch (2012) copper, enamel, fabric, farbe, metal, 8 x 10 x 1 cm

Object 9: House 4, by Maria Nuutinen, Finland

Curator's reflection by Katarina Siltavuori:
Rintamamiestalo

rintama         battlefront      
mies              man
talo               house

A type of house built after the Second World War for the families of soldiers who fought on the battlefront. I have always been interested in history and therefore I love stories about the past. The series of work ‘The House’ illustrates stories which are dated right after the Second World War in Finland, the time when people had to reconstruct their lives. These houses represent for me the atmosphere and feeling of life after the war; hopefulness, brokenness, persistence and a new beginning.

Réflexion de la curatrice Katarina Siltavuori:
Rintamamiestalo

Rintama          front
mies                homme
talo                  maison

Un type de maisons construites après la Seconde Guerre Mondiale pour les familles des soldats qui ont combattu au front. (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rintamamiestalo. Red 4.10.2013). J’ai toujours été intéressée par l'Histoire, et j’aime donc les histoires du passé. La série intitulée La Maison illustre les histoires de l’après Seconde Guerre Mondiale en Finlande, à l'époque où les gens devaient reconstruire leur vie. Ces maisons représentent pour moi l'atmosphère et la vie après la guerre : l’espoir, l’anéantissement, la persévérance et l’aube d’un monde nouveau.


Maria Nuutinen, (b.1975) lives and works in Lappeenranta, Finland. She studied Advanced Studies of Jewellery at the South Carelia Polytechnic (2003). Recent exhibitions includes Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA, SCHMUCK 2014 and 2010, Munich, Germany, European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery, Les Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium, COLLECT 2010, The international art fair for contemporary objects, Gallery Norsu, V&A, London and Between Tradition and Future, Experimental craft and contemporary design from Finland, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South-Korea. Nuutinen is part of the Amazing Animal artistic group.