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Truth by UKLY

UKLY Association for New Ceramics and Glass’ exhibition Truth at furniture and design fair Habitare in Helsinki, Finland, showcases 12 artists’ and designers’ interpretation on the theme of truth.

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Text by Heini Lehtinen

There isn’t just one truth, but many – be it the truth in shades of grey, in learning a new process or in pickled cucumbers. This is the starting point of the Truth exhibition, mounted by UKLY Association for New Ceramics and Glass at Habitare. UKLY’s exhibition resulted from handpicking 12 artists and designers to work on their interpretations of truth in glass or ceramics.

Pickles, a series of ceramic objects by Laura Pehkonen, observes many realities through colourful puddings, Rihanna’s golden bikinis, pools of flooding sewage and 1970s soap boxes. For Piia Hautamäki, truth appears as a self-evident, intuitive part of change, humanity and aesthetics, which are translated into a series of Luonto ceramics. With the Marmoreal tableware collection, designer Marianne Huotari mixes ceramics with ash for masses and delicate surfaces resembling marble. By adding small legs into abstractly-casted forms, designer Arni Aromaa’s Primordial Animals breaks with the truism of modern design; strictly avoiding the figurative or decorative.

In addition to these four talents, Truth presents works by Saija Halko, Airi Hortling, Katja Koskela, Pekka Kuivamäki, Veera Kulju, Heidi Aulikki Puumalainen, Sauli Suomela and Marjukka Takala. •

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Laura Pehkonen: Pickles.

The exhibition is presented at Habitare from 9–13 September, during Helsinki Design Week.

Sauli Suomela: Materials.
Sauli Suomela: Materials.
Piia Hautamäki: Luonto.
Piia Hautamäki: Luonto.
Marjukka Takala: Pikku Marie.
Marjukka Takala: Pikku Marie.
Marianne Huotari: Marmoreal.
Marianne Huotari: Marmoreal.
Heidi Puumalainen: Laskos Nro 6.
Heidi Puumalainen: Laskos Nro 6.
Arni Aromaa: Primordial Animals.
Arni Aromaa: Primordial Animals.
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