Jasmin Anoschkin, Experiencer and Clairvoyant 2019. Photo: Jefunne GimpelSoili Talja, Plant Shapes I 2019. Photo: Jefunne Gimpel
28 January – 18 April 2021: Golden Menstruation and Divine Ground – Jasmin Anoschkin and Soili Talja

Jasmin Anoschkin (b. 1980) and Soili Talja (b. 1958) explore similar themes in their art, even though they work with different techniques and methods. Anoschkin is known for her playful ceramic sculptures inspired by the aesthetics of toys, whereas Talja’s works in the exhibition include light ink paintings. However, both artists explore concepts related to the human body, and their works create an illusion of easiness and boundlessness.

Anoschkin’s sculptures question the idea of a “right” way to make art. Her sculptures’ shapes and colours resemble the way children mould clay or draw. The animal and human figures seem grotesque and disfigured, but their imperfections can eventually be seen as humoristic and admirable, radiating positivity and acceptance around them.

Talja’s paintings are combinations of abstract and figurative expression. Her works are depictions of the soul, challenging the traditional division of body and mind. Talja’s expressive, light brush strokes and lines give out a powerful feeling of embodiment and a lively illusion of movement.

Pictured: Jasmin Anoschkin, Experiencer and Clairvoyant 2019; Soili Talja, Plant Shapes I 2019. Photos: Jefunne Gimpel


6 May – 29 August 2021: Camilla Vuorenmaa

Camilla Vuorenmaa (b. 1979) combines painting and woodcut technique in her works, which expand outside the frames of traditional painting. She was awarded the Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize in 2015 and the International Solo Award in 2013.

Pictured: Camilla Vuorenmaa, Mummies 2017. Painting and woodcut, 240 x 180 cm. Photo by Jussi Tiainen

Permanent Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions

Joensuu Art Museum houses an interesting collection of art from Finland and around the world, mainly donated to the museum by private collectors. The permanent exhibitions include Finnish art from 1850s to modern days, Greek and Roman antiquities, Eastern Orthodox icons, catholic church art from Southern and Central Europe, and a collection of Chinese art, in which the oldest artifacts are from 1600 BCE.

The antiquities exhibition is being renewed and will be re-opened in the spring of 2021.

Icons, Joensuu Art Museum Arla

Chinese art Resetti

Picture 1: Icon collection. Picture 2: Finnish paintings and furniture from the late 19th century. Picture 3: Chinese sculptures from the 16th and the 18th century. Picture 4: Finnish Modernism from the 1950s, bronze sculpture on the right by Giacomo Manzù (Italy).



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