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The autumn exhibition season gets underway with an exhibition entitled Kangas. The vanishing paper mill, based on photographic documentation of the Kangas paper-mill area. The opening of the exhibition will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 24 in the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum and the evening will continue at Galleria Ratamo.

The exhibition contains sequences of work by five important Jyväskylä-based photographers. Mikko Auerniitty, Jussi Jäppinen, Kapa (Martti Kapanen), Jyrki Markkanen and Rune Snellman have recorded and interpreted change in urban space seen from the perspective of the Kangas paper-mill area. Some of the works have been carried out using the pin-hole technique, some demonstrate the aesthetics of empty space and some are based on the echoes of former activity.

The exhibition forms part of a broader documentation project concerning the entire Kangas paper-mill area. The idea behind the project is to record the development of this historically important area on the banks of the Tourujoki river, the changes that have taken place in the urban environment and the impact that these changes have had on the townscape, natural surroundings and identity of Jyväskylä. The Museum of Central Finland and the City of Jyväskylä are involved in the project along with the Alvar Aalto Museum.

Kangas. The vanishing paper mill, will also be on show at Galleria Ratamo from September 25 to October 19, 2014.

See our press release for further information.

Kangas. The vanishing paper mill
In the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum
Alvar Aallon katu 7
40600 Jyväskylä

For further information contact: curator Mari Murtoniemi
tel. 040 355 9162,