The exhibition consists of key sculptures by Pekka Kauhanen (b. 1954) from different periods of his career. The featured works include new pieces and surprising installations. One of the main attractions of the show is a plaster model of the soldier in Kauhanen’s Winter War Memorial, which will soar high up in the large gallery. To be unveiled in the Kasarmitori square towards the end of 2017, the memorial will become part of HAM’s collection of public art.
Kauhanen works primarily in bronze, steel, aluminium and wrought iron. His works are often mysterious, playful, and named with cheerful humour.