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Antti Immonen: Odd cup of Coffee, 2019. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Hanna Kukorelli / HAM Helsinki Art Museum

Odd cup of Coffee

© Visual Artists Association Kuvasto

Kahvipavunkuja 2, Helsinki

The artwork Odd cup of Coffee by Artist Antti Immonen (b. 1973) is located in the corner of Kahvikatu and Kahvipavunkuja in Vuosaari. The artwork tells in an ingenious way of the birth of coffee. According to the artist, the basic idea of the work is the discussion that emerges when people meet at a coffee table. The topics might be many, but the procedure is almost ceremonial. The piece reflects both this moment and the process that has preceded it, and tells about the history of Vuosaari. The history of the Kahvikortteli (The Coffee Block) started when the well-known Paulig roosting company moved to the site in 1967. The activity ended when the city started the housing building project about 10 years ago. But the history of the place is seen in many ways in the work; one of the four elements is an old roosting bowl from the original Paulig Ltd rostery.

The artwork consists of four elements, it is about 11 meter long (36´) and reaches up to 3 meters height (10´). The art work is made of stainless- and corten-steel and bronze.

The work belongs to the collections of the HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

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