Light in Nature

Date: 3 December 2020 - 15 January 2021
Venue:  Sofia Cultural Centre
Kallvikinniementie 35, Helsinki

Special tapestries are presented in the group exhibition of the Hungarian Association of Tapestry Artists in the Finnish capital. The exhibition organised by the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Helsinki explores the themes of lights, colours and nature and gives a foretaste of Hungarian works of the genre from Hungary and abroad.

The exhibition Light in Nature - the Sunny Landscapes of the Soul in Tapestry Art focuses on light and nature which are vitally important themes for the residents of Nordic countries, given their geographical circumstances. The works present lights, colours and nature through an inner, subjective experience. The exhibition was curated by Eleonóra Pasqualetti.

The Hungarian Association of Tapestry Artists has comprised Hungarian artists based in Hungary or abroad (Switzerland, France, Belgium, Romania) since 1993. They maintained and renewed the ”gobelin” weaving technique developed in 14th-century France. Uniquely in contemporary applied art, the voluntarily collaborating group of artists creates joint works, some of which have the monumental size of 10-20 square metres – an achievement beyond compare. The association has participated in or organised more than 100 national and international exhibitions.

Cooperation between the association and the network of Hungarian cultural institutes started in 2015 with the aim of introducing the works of the Hungarian representatives of this typically European genre. Following Rome, Zagreb, Bucharest, Sofia and Baku, the works are presently displayed in Helsinki, then at the beginning of 2021 in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Tallinn.