Suur-Merijoki Manor as a total work of art 8.4.-22.12.2011
Exhibition presents Suur-Merijoki manor, that was built 1901-1904 in the Rural Commune of Viipuri on the Karelian Isthmus, which at the time of construction belonged to the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland in the Russian Empire.
Designed by the architects Herman Gesellius (1874-1916), Armas Lindgren (1874-1929) and Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950), the main building of Suur-Merijoki Manor is the best-known and most complete total work of art in the history of Finnish architecture.
The collaboration of these Finnish architects still at the beginning of their careers with their client, the businessman Maximilian Othmar Neuscheller of St. Petersburg, was an opportunity for realizing even their wildest plans. Suur-Merijoki Manor was intended for the leisure use of a family with seven children.
On display are beautiful original furniture and sculptures from Suur-Merijoki manor. Manor and its' planning is presented by colorful watercolor washes by Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. Maximilian Othmar Neuscheller himself photographed his leisure house and on display are also color photographs taken by Neuscheller during 1910's.
Exhibition design: mottoWASABI / Anna Salonen
and Yuki Abe
Plan for the parent´s bedroom. Herman Gesellius 1903.
Plan for chatting corner of the hall. Eliel Saarinen 1902.
Suur-Merijoki-exhibition at Hvitträsk. Photo Pepita Ehrnrooth-Jokinen, 2011.
Home is Where One's Work Is
Eliel and Eero Saarinen in the United States
An exhibition at Hvitträsk from 11 March 2010 to 22 December 2010
The 20th of August 2010 will mark the centenary of Eero Saarinen's birth. Hvitträsk is celebrating the occasion by opening "Home is Where One's Work Is - Eliel and Eero Saarinen in the United States" on the10th of March 2010. This exhibition tells of the Saarinens' shared years in the United States, during which Eliel become one of the leading figures in developing the Art Deco style, while his son Eero began to gain a reputation as a rising star of international modernism. Father and son collaborated in the design of a number of buildings that have earned their place in the history of American architecture. The collaboration of the Saarinens reveals the differences and similarities of the way of thinking of two different generations. Also on display at Hvitträsk are original drawings and plans by Eero Saarinen for the enlargement of the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki in the late 1930s. This was the first major architectural project in which the newly graduated Eero Saarinen participated.
More information, please contact:
Museum Director Pepita Ehrnrooth-Jokinen tel. +358 9 4050 9360 pepita.ehrnrooth-jokinen (at) nba.fi
Exhibition coordinator, Taina Laakkonen tel. +358 9 4050 9578, taina.laakkonen (at) nba.fi
Exhibition working group: Tomi Nikander, Timo Tuomi, Riitta Ailonen, Pepita Ehrnrooth-Jokinen, Taina Laakkonen, Marianna Metsä, Marja Aaltonen, Matti Aaltonen, Reijo Pasanen, Jukka Kallio, Mika Räsänen
Translations: Eivor Holm,Pepita Ehrnrooth-Jokinen (Swedish) Jüri Kokkonen (English)
Sound design, recording and mixing: Studio Äänitaivas/lkka Olander, reader Mia Renwall
Balthazar Korab & Eero Saarinen - Dialogue between photography and architecture
Exhibition at Virka Gallery from 12 March to 18 April 2020
Open Mon-Fri 9 am to 7 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am to 5 pm
Virka Gallery, Pohjoisesplanaadi 11-13 and Sofiankatu 1, Helsinki. Free entrance. More information at http://www.virka.fi/en/virka-gallery
More information about Eliel and Eero Saarinen
You can see pictures of Eliel and Eero Saarinen`s buildings, designs and drawings from the following pages:
Yale University,The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database (MADID)
Esto, Images of Architecture and the Built Environment
Eero Saarinen, Shaping the Future