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Matti Koskela, Markku Viitasalo and Pirkko Viitasalo: Construction 2000 / Ornament, 1982. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Konstruktio 2000, Himmeli / Construction 2000, Ornament

Artist Matti Koskela, Markku Viitasalo, Pirkko Viitasalo

, Helsinki

Markku and Pirkko Viitasalo and Matti Koskela won the sculpture competition for the Pasila government office block in 1978 and their ‘Construction 2000, Ornament’ was finished four years later. The cube-like stainless steel sculpture was inspired by traditional straw ornaments. Its dimensions, however, are of a completely different scale: the work is four metres high and weighs 600 kg. True to Constructivist ideals, the work’s form and structure in themselves give it meaning and significance. A central role is played by light and the optical changes reflected in the structure as the ‘Ornament’ moves.

The work doesn’t belong to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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