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Kyösti Kakkonen Takes Us Inside His Impressive Collection of Finnish Design in Widewalls

Kyösti Kakkonen Takes Us Inside His Impressive Collection of Finnish Design in Widewalls

Featuring work by Kristina Riska and Jasmin Anoschkin

November 22, 2022

In the world of design, Kyösti Kakkonen's collection can hardly be matched. The Finnish collector has a remarkable career behind him, during which he managed to amass over 10,000 pieces of the finest ceramic and glass design spanning over a century.

 Image courtesy of © ARI KARTTUNEN / EMMA

Kristina Riska and Jasmin Anoschkin at the Espoo Museum of Art

EMMA opens new space for the world-class collection of visionary collector Kyösti Kakkonen, focusing on Finnish glass and ceramic design

November 12, 2022

Opening on 10th November 2022, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art unveils its largest project to date: a new 1000m² exhibition space dedicated to Collection Kakkonen. Bridging the gap between art and design, Collection Kakkonen has been brought together over the course of 35 years by prominent businessman and collector Kyösti Kakkonen, subsequently gaining recognition as the most significant collection of unique and limited-edition Finnish glass and ceramics in the world.

Inside Tribeca’s Community-Driven Gallery Scene

Inside Tribeca’s Community-Driven Gallery Scene

Artsy

September 27, 2022

Though Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood is easily accessible, full of artist lofts, and synonymous with Robert De Niro’s famous film festival, its gallery scene has long been overshadowed by those of SoHo and Chelsea. Yet over the past decade, thanks to its unique architecture and comparatively low real estate prices, Tribeca has become a leading area for emerging and established galleries to plant their roots.

Children of the Flood in CERAMICS NOW

Children of the Flood in CERAMICS NOW

Sakari Kannosto at HB381 Gallery, New York

September 24, 2022

HB381 is pleased to announce Children of the Flood, an exhibition of new work by Sakari Kannosto (Finnish, b. 1973). This is Kannosto’s first solo presentation in the United States and marks the debut of a suite of nearly thirty figurative sculptures in stoneware.

ARTnews, Untitled Art

ARTnews, Untitled Art

Untitled Art Names Over 140 Exhibitors for Upcoming Miami Beach Edition

September 20, 2022

Untitled Art will have more than 140 exhibitors at its upcoming edition in Miami Beach later this year. The fair will run November 29 to December 3, with a VIP preview on November 28, on the sands of Miami Beach (near Ocean Drive and 12th Street).

The Art to See When You’ve Seen It All

The Art to See When You’ve Seen It All

ArtsGazing Review and News

September 20, 2022

Not to brag or anything but we figure that we’ve seen at least 80 – 100,000 artworks or images of artworks in our lifetime. And then we discovered contemporary ceramics.

Untitled Art

Untitled Art

Untitled Art Announces Exhibitor List for 11th Edition in Miami Beach

September 6, 2022

The fair returns to the sands of Miami Beach for its most international show to date, focusing on collaboration across the local and global art community. HB381's solo booth will feature Danish artist Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen (b. 1987).

GalleriesNow Features Children of the Flood

GalleriesNow Features Children of the Flood

September 9, 2022

HB381 presents Children of the Flood, an exhibition of new work by Sakari Kannosto (Finnish, b. 1973). This is Kannosto’s first solo presentation in the United States and marks the debut of a suite of nearly thirty figurative sculptures in stoneware.

ArtsGazing: Children of the Flood

ArtsGazing: Children of the Flood

A review of Sakari Kannosto's Children of the Flood

September 9, 2022

Sakari Kannosto: Children of the Flood (September 9 – October 21, 2022) is a wildly inventive imagining of a world consumed and ruled by water, where humans adapt and evolve to live with the preexisting marine life.

Children of the Flood in The Design Release

Children of the Flood in The Design Release

Announcing Children of the Flood, an exhibition of new work by Sakari Kannosto

July 26, 2022

HB381 is pleased to announce Children of the Flood, an exhibition of new work by Sakari Kannosto (Finnish, b. 1973). This is Kannosto’s first solo presentation in the United States and marks the debut of a suite of nearly thirty figurative sculptures in stoneware. The artist will be present for an opening reception on September 9th, from 5 to 8 pm.

Veera Kulju in AfterGlow – New Nordic Porcelain

Veera Kulju in AfterGlow – New Nordic Porcelain

The Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum

June 4, 2022

Is there a common aesthetic when it comes to Nordic porcelain? That’s the question under the spotlight in the AfterGlow exhibition, which brings together 13 contemporary ceramicists working in the Nordic countries. The artists were invited to look at the history of the porcelain industry from an artistic perspective, and to create new interpretations of the design tradition.

Marianne Huotari in Colossal

Marianne Huotari in Colossal

Hundreds of Oblongs and Discs Undulate Across Marianne Huotari’s Ceramic Sculptures

July 11, 2022

Dating back to the Vikings, ryijy is a distinctly Finnish textile tradition that produces thick, high-pile tapestries and rugs. The heavily patterned works, which have shifted from functional to decorative, are made by hand-knotting wool and layering the yarn into lush, textured motifs.

Summer Group Show in CERAMICS NOW

Summer Group Show in CERAMICS NOW

Veera Kulju, Marianne Huotari, Hanne G. on view at HB381

July 11, 2022

HB381 is pleased to announce their summer exhibition, a group show of three Nordic artists emphasizing the parallels between intensive hand crafts, traditional textile techniques, and ceramics. The show will run until August 19th at the gallery’s New York location in Tribeca. 

The Buzz! Design Miami

The Buzz! Design Miami

Design Miami's monthly, can't-miss roundup of design world news and inspiration.

July 6, 2022

HB381 in New York, the new gallery offshoot of Hostler Burrows, is currently hosting Selected Works by Veera Kulju, Marianne Huotari and Hanne G. The summer group show brings together three Nordic artist-makers who transpose craft techniques between the mediums of textiles and ceramics. 

AfterGlow – New Nordic Porcelain at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark, featuring Veera Kulju

AfterGlow – New Nordic Porcelain at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark, featuring Veera Kulju

CERAMICS NOW

May 17, 2022

In this exhibition, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish ceramicists have embarked upon the Nordic porcelain tradition. The works in the exhibition have been created during the past three years by 13 artists in residences at Nordic porcelain factories and workshops.

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize Finalist

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize Finalist

Marianne Huotari Shortlisted as one of 30 finalists.

July 5, 2022

HB381 is thrilled to announce that Marianne Huotari, currently featured in our Summer Group Show, was shortlisted for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize. Her work, Ananasakäämä, is on view at the The Seoul Museum of Craft Art (SeMoCA) through July 30th as part of a special exhibition honoring this year's finalists. 

Tentacular Thinking in CERAMICS NOW

Tentacular Thinking in CERAMICS NOW

HB381 announces Tentacular Thinking, new ceramics by Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen

June 7, 2022

Pontoppidan Pedersen lives and works on a farm in the remote countryside of Denmark. Hers is an intensely personal and physical creative process, driven by intuition and the ability to embrace discomfort—to rest in the fear of not knowing what may result as she builds—transferring her body’s energy through her fingertips directly into the clay. 

Tentacular Thinking in The Design Edit

Tentacular Thinking in The Design Edit

Staple New York gallery Hostler Burrows opens its kunsthalle-style outpost with an exhibition of Danish ceramicist Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen’s transcendent sculptures.

May 31, 2022

HAVING ESTABLISHED ITSELF as New York’s leading purveyor of historical and contemporary Scandinavian design, Hostler Burrows has been a mainstay of the city’s ever-evolving gallery scene since 1998. Extolling the virtues of craftsmanship, experimentation and material integrity, the gallery – founded and run by Kim Hostler and Juliet Burrows – has fostered a strong roster of international designers. 

Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen in Architectural Digest

Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen in Architectural Digest

Free Form Thinking: Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen's improvisational ceramics inaugurate the new Hostler Burrows gallery.

May 2022

"Lately I've been thinking about how to sculpt in a feminist way," says the Danish artist Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen, who has been mining the work of scholar Donna J. Haraway for inspiration. "I'm drawn to her way of playing around with new words, of looking at things and fabulating." 

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