The name of the exhibition Luopumuksia comes from the Finnish word luopua (letting go/relinquish). The process of preparing the exhibition has inspired students approaching the end of their studies to reflect on their relationship with relinquishment. Letting go is courageous. It creates space for something new. Soon it will be time for us to let go of the University of Lapland, and the University of Lapland will let go of us, ponders one student participating in the exhibition.

The central theme of the exhibition is the multifaceted concept of relinquishment reflecting both fear and excitement on the face of new opportunities. Relinquishment is about letting go,leaving behind and surrendering. The process of relinquishment brings to light what has been or is important, familiar and safe. Letting go of something harmful or outdated can feel empowering but sometimes we must let go of things we're reluctant to part with. The exhibition is part of the advanced art project course in art education. Students have challenged themselves to try new techniques and methods of making art from the field of contemporary art. The works cover a wide range of art forms, such as paintings, video works,animations printmaking, and sculptures. The works address themes of personal relinquishment as well as broader societal and economical contexts.

The exhibition features artists Minna Aurala, Antti Hannula, Julia Havsvind, Elina Heikkinen, Pinja Ilvonen, Ante Jalvela, Olavi Jussi, Heini Kankaro, Mira Kemppainen, Annika Kokko, Bea-sofia Limnell, Aino Malinen, Katri Pyy, Susanna Rauno ja Jonna Tantarimäki
The course instructors are univercity teachers Tea Tuiskuvaara and Elina Luiro.

Free entry
Location: Galleries Valo, Katve I and Katve II
Opening: 8.5.2024 klo from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, with refreshments available and an opportunity to meet the artists.

For more information:
Tea Tuiskuvaara, tea.tuiskuvaara(at)
Elina Luiro, elina.luiro(at)
Julia Rapo, Jurapo(at)


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