Wed 29.09.2021 11.00 - Sun 12.12.2021 17.00

Leena and Kalle Nio: Painting Machine

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modert Art - Ahertajantie 5

Painting Machine, a mesmerising performance-installation that combines magic with visual art, is the first collaborative work by Leena Nio, a visual artist renowned for her multilayered paintings, and Kalle Nio, visual artist, magician and theatre director. With the help of magic, their installation is a playful investigation of art making and the sources of creativity.

The exhibition features a live performance every Saturday at 13:00, in which the audience can follow the creation of a painting. In the space of 30 minutes, the Painting Machine produces a new visual artwork that is incorporated into the exhibition. Between the live performances, the Painting Machine is on display in the gallery as an audiovisual painting installation.

Leena and Kalle Nio’s installation investigates artisthood in today’s increasingly automated world. Although the Painting Machine is a mechanical piece of equipment, it is human in its own way. The process of producing a painting with the machine is surprising and uncontrolled, and every machine-made work contains unpredictable details and mistakes – just as human-made works do.

Music: Samuli Kosminen

Book a seat for Leena and Kalle Nio’s Painting Machine on EMMA's website!

Adults 12€ / Under 18s and over 70s 0€ / Concession 10€