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Mäkilä initially applied her artistic process to works on paper, before switching to paintings. She chose as one of her subjects Beyoncé’s 7/11 music video, in which one of the world’s most popular pop stars calculatedly appears as quite an ordinary girl.

Press Release

“When Beyoncé sings Girls run the world, I want to believe it blindly.”

When the artist Rauha Mäkilä’s first daughter was born, her own personal peace and happiness suddenly constituted what felt like an irreconcilable contrast with the chaos and cruelty that govern the planet. She found immersion in the world and imagery of popular culture soothing, while, conversely, it also made everything …

“When Beyoncé sings Girls run the world, I want to believe it blindly.”

When the artist Rauha Mäkilä’s first daughter was born, her own personal peace and happiness suddenly constituted what felt like an irreconcilable contrast with the chaos and cruelty that govern the planet. She found immersion in the world and imagery of popular culture soothing, while, conversely, it also made everything feel even more grotesque and sad.

Mäkilä initially applied her artistic process to works on paper, before switching to paintings. She chose as one of her subjects Beyoncé’s 7/11 music video, in which one …

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Location

Bulevardi 10
Helsinki, FI
Monday, Closed
Tuesday–Friday, 12pm–6pm
Saturday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm