Emma Helle: Parallel Paradise

Archive photo: The walking lake of the Burning Hearts (2022) by Emma Helle.

EMMA HELLE: Parallel Paradise
7 June – 15 September 2024
at Turku Art Museum, Finland

Parallel Paradise presents sculptor Emma Helle’s latest production and works from the past decade. This is her most extensive museum exhibition to date, featuring both ceramic and wooden sculptures and offering insight into the artist’s central themes and artistic methods. Helle is known for her lively works, which bring a breath of fresh air to traditional sculpture and its interpretations of gender. The playful references to art styles and myths, to sacred and secular imagery, highlight overlooked figures from art history and shape alternative narratives. They challenge us to consider whether everything is actually the way we assume it is.
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Emma Helle

Emma Helle (b. 1979, Stockholm) lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at Uniarts Helsinki in 2007, and has since actively showcased her artworks in Finland and abroad. Recently, her work has been exhibited at the Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva and at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Helle’s artworks are included in several private and public collections, such as at the The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki Art Museum, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Saastamoinen Foundation, Pro Artibus Foundation and Turku Art Museum.