Turning point - contemporary art exhibition | OMVF30

Cultural Centre Valve, Valve Gallery | Oulu August 3 - August 27 | Free entry

Reaching your thirties is an achievement for any festival, especially for a music video festival. Therefore the content of this year's festival is built around the “thirties” theme; exploring crises, working life, new paths and future. However the contemporary art exhibition delves into identity, self-growth and queer themes. What kind of expectations and battles does a patriarchal society impose? How can you feel too much and too little at the same time? Can we give ourselves permission to be everything and fluid, without limits?

I go round, elliptical

Watch me orbit this

I keep repeating myself

There must be more than this

I don’t know why I can’t change

There ain't no groundhogs here

There’s just me in my garden

Howling at the moon when it’s round and clear

-Kae Tempest

The exhibition features fresh contemporary art made by various different artists. The exhibition opens as part of the Oulu Pride week program.


Andra Sarenius

Anna Anundi

August Joensalo

Erkki Huilla

Heinä Loukimo

Iida Valme

Jenna Kauppi

Kaarina Siltakorpi

Saara Halminen

Vilma Kallunki

Zhao Xingrui


Ansku Nousiainen

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