Vappu Rossi’s wall paintings in the Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibition in Science Museum of Minnesota

Mental Health: Mind Matters, the award-winning exhibition about mental health opens on the May 4th at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The visual style of the exhibition is based on the unique wall paintings by Vappu Rossi, who has created the works directly onto the structures.

Before Minnesota, the same exhibition took place in Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Universcience, Paris; Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisbon; and Finnish Science Centre Heureka.

Vappu Rossi is a visual artist working in Helsinki, Finland. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and a master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts. Her work focuses on portraying humanity both in the emotional and temporal scale. The questions of presence and embodiment form another main theme. Rossi’s style is pensive and minimalistic both in humour and colour. Contemplating on change and passing of time as well as visualising slow processes or magical metamorphoses are recurring elements in her works. Her videos and installations are either silent or have an extremely stripped down soundscape. Rossi’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals around the world since the late 1990s and her works can be found in many domestic and international collections.

Vappu Rossi: The Hand (2013)

Vappu Rossi: The Hand (2013)

Mental Healt: Mind Matters in Science Museum of Minnesota, 4.5.2018–

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