Fokus Gallery: Eino Ruutsalo’s Experimental 1960s

14.9.2021–3.4.2022

Visual artist and filmmaker Eino Ruutsalo (1921–2001) was one of Finland’s leading experimental artists in the 1960s. He often created his works in collaboration with musicians, poets and dancers. Ruutsalo’s film Kinetic Pictures (1962) won international praise and earned him the reputation of a pioneer in Finnish experimental cinema. This single-gallery exhibition celebrates the centenary of the artist’s birth.

  • 14.9.2021–3.4.2022
Eino Ruutsalo in 1969. Detail. Photo: Exhibition Archives of Amos Anderson Art Museum / Amos Rex.
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    Eino Ruutsalo

    1969


    Eino Ruutsalo in 1969. Detail. Photo: Exhibition Archives of Amos Anderson Art Museum / Amos Rex.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    Eagle

    1962


    Eino Ruutsalo: Eagle (1962). Detail from the film. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    kinetic light piece Nova 2

    1970


    Eino Ruutsalo: kinetic light piece Nova 2 (1970). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    Red 607

    1967


    Eino Ruutsalo: Red 607 (1967). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    Kinetic Poem

    1967


    Eino Ruutsalo: Kinetic Poem (1967). Eino Ruutsalo Estate. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Hannu Pakarinen.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    Box 504

    1967


    Eino Ruutsalo: Box 504 (1967). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    Kinetic Pictures

    1962


    Eino Ruutsalo: Kinetic Pictures (1962). Detail from the film. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum.

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    Eino Ruutsalo
    Kinetic Pictures

    1962


    Eino Ruutsalo: Kinetic Pictures (1962). Detail from the film. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum.