Icelandic Designer Katrín Ólína will launch her new project, Primitiva-Talismans, in the rear garden tower of the Helsinki Observatory during Helsinki Design Week 2015. The project presents a lexicon of 40 talismans in bronze, developed with digital manufacturing technologies and produced by Finnish jewelers at Kalevala Koru. Additionally, the exhibition introduces Ólína's corresponding publication, Primitiva, Book of Talismans. It consists of 40 short texts and illustrations and can be used either as a guide to the Primitiva collection or enjoyed on its own as a collection of ideas and inspirations.
Katrín Ólína: Primitiva-Talismans
Helsinki Observatory, Kopernikuksentie 1
Visiting Times: Tue-Sun 12-16, Thu 12-20. Closed Monday.
The opening reception and book launch of Katrín Ólína's Primitiva, Book of Talismans will take place on 5 September at HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme Gallery Augusta 17-19. Join us on the 16:20 ferry to Suomenlinna leaving from the Market Square.
Special event: Thursday 10th Sept. 12:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:00, Katrín Ólína will read from her new book, Primitiva, Book of Talismans and give a tour of the exhibition. Arrive early, tower has limited capacit
PARTNERS: Aalto Digital Design Laboratory (ADD), Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP), Iceland Design Fund, Kalevala Koru, Helsinki Observatory, Helsinki Design Week, Saariaho Järvenpää, Ensæmble, Made by Choice, Studio Sebastian Jansson, Ateljé Sotamaa, SAAS instruments, Nordic Culture Point and Embassy of Iceland.