Exhibitions of Luuppi

26.9.2018–13.1.2019
Naturally Anni Rapinoja
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | Visual artist Anni Rapinoja is part of Hailuoto like the bark is part of pine, or the ferry part of the island. Rapinoja has taken Hailuoto – or, more precisely, her close colleagues the plants, the animals, the soil and the sea of Hailuoto – to the international stage since early 1990s.
The Best of Times!
SCIENCE CENTRE TIETOMAA | Old Tietomaa favourites now making a glorious comeback in The Best of Times! include the ski jump simulator, the floorball shot, the labyrinth of traps, the throwing bag, the shooting range and the goalkeeper.
2.12.2017–6.1.2019
The Hype in the Arctic Silicon Valley
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | The Oulu technology boom peaked twenty years ago. Between the 1960s and the 1990s, the town turned into one of Finland's most important centres of information technology. The new exhibition tells the story of this intense period by combining fact and fiction.
22.9.2018–25.8.2019
Kakaravaara – How our children used to live
NORTHERN OSTROBOTHNIA MUSEUM | There was a place on the edge of the town where working-class families with many children used to live. Their homes were shabby and their toys were self-made. The place was called Kakaravaara, "Hill of Children". The exhibition aimed for children peeks into everyday life in Oulu of old.

2019 Exhibitions

2.2.–2.6.2019
Outi Pieski – Čuolmmadit
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | Pieski (1973–), based in Utsjoki and Mäntsälä, is known as a Sámi contemporary artist and activist who participates in the decolonisation of the Sámi culture and the discussion concerning the rights of indigenous people with her delicate, often ambiguous works.
2.2.–2.6.2019
Helena Kaikkonen
The Horizon of Longing
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | Exhibition is themed around and inspired by the parallels between the cycle of seasons and the stages of human life. Change and repetition give the rhythm to both nature and everyday life; time passes but nothing is ever final or complete.
16.2.–28.4.2019
Terttu Jurvakainen
A Shining Palette
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | The extensive retrospective exhibition showcases the milestones of Jurvakainen's output from the 1980s to the present day. The decades have accommodated different stylistic periods, but expressive use of colour and sensuous juxtaposition have always played a key role in her massive abstract paintings.
11.5.–15.9.2019
Growing It, Losing It
Let Your Hair Down
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | If the hair is fine, everything is fine! Hair is no matter of insignificance in human life, or art. Hair is part of the body, but forms a special whole of its own. For visual artists, hair sometimes has a surprisingly powerful symbolic value as material, but also as the bearer of stories, meanings and notions.
15.6.–8.9.2019
Kati Leinonen – Äimärautio
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | Äimärautio, a series of photographs by photographer, MA Kati Leinonen (1974–) shot between 2015 and 2017, explores the relationship and coexistence between human beings and horses using photograph, video and sound. Leinonen, who started horseback riding when she was seven and still rides almost every day, knows the different communities and the current forms of the hobby closely.
5.10.2019–26.1.2020
Shared dreams
Works from the Heino
Art Foundation collection
OULU MUSEUM OF ART | Artists are masterful at taking “reality” and re-creating it, stretching and bending it and sharing it. The featured works, by some 60 artists, are an opportunity for visitors to dive into a veritable ocean of strange and wonderful visions and imaginings and to leave everyday life behind, as surreal as that too may at times seem.