raija jokinen

Usually my works travel to south or westward but during 2021 directions were also east and northbound.

On February 2021 I participated in Ornamo ry sales exhibition in Kabel Factory, Helsinki, and one of my works fround a new home.

On May I sent 2 works to The IV Textile and Tapestry Triennial that is open 8.7.2021 – 10.3.2022 in Tsaritsyno Museum Grand Palace, Bread House and the Garden in Moscow.

On May opened also Beyond Boundaries group exhibition by Surface Design Association members in Europe. The exhibtion was in High Five Art gallery, Baarle-Nassau, NL. This exhibition was aimed to show already on 2020 but covid situation postponed it.

Same delay happend also to a group exhibition in Japan. that was finally opened in Seiriki Museum of Art, Okawa municipal (JP). Another group exhiobition “Materials and Expressions” were in Gallery Nekogameya in Osaka (JP).
I sometimes wish I could travel with my works and see those interesting places they are exhibited.

In July I visited nice and peaceful place Luopioinen (FI) and hanged 2 of my works to a Summer exhibition Muodonmuutos Association. The group exhibition was in old beautiful barn houses that are part of the cultural activities of this little countryside village. I loved to participate the exhibition and see again the village. I spent there a short time on my childhood, though my memories are not that clear from that time.

End of September opened Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale with a theme Feasts on Paper. It was curated by Anson Ou and open 25.9.-25.11.2021 in Shanghai Fengxian Museum, No.333 Hupan Road, Fengxian District, Shanghai.

End of September opened also Asia-Europe 5 that was curated by Marika Szaraz and me. My dream was to show some of Asia-Europe group exhibitions in Finland too and now my dream came true in Kouvola Art Museum Poikilo. The space there is beautiful and it was  maked to Asia-Europe5 exhibition that was open 30.9.2021-9.1.2022. Warm thanks to museum staff! On 2022 the exhibition continues its tour to Musée de la Tapisserie, Tournai, Belgium.

On October I participated to a group show of 20 artists in The Netherlands Roermondse Beggarden kapel with a theme kimono. It was open 16-24.10.2021 and oeganized by Louk Weyers-van der Veen.

International Exhibition of the Korean Society of Color and Form (KSCF) organized the yearly exhibition in Tongmyong University but because of the health situation part of the works were exhibited and the catalod was published digitally.

On September 3. opened the 6th Textile Art of Today in the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava (SK). This excellent and intereting exhibition presents works by 83 artists from all over the world. The participants were selected from 342 applicants by a jury of 6 members from the museums and exhibition venues involved the tour of the exhibition. After Budapest the exhibition opens in  Poprad 11.2.-6.4.2022 (SK), Bielsko Biala (PL), Uherské Hradiště (CZ) and in Budapest (HU).

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